The Scottish Episcopal Church at COP26

This page is the hub for news and online worship from the Scottish Episcopal Church during the meeting of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which will be held in Glasgow from 31 October – 12 November.

Latest News

For all current and previous COP 26 News please see our dedicated COP26 News page here.

Anglican delegation meets with Papal Nuncio - As the COP26 meeting in Glasgow saw the first draft agreements published for negotiation over the next couple of days, the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church joined delegates in the conference ‘Blue Zone’ for climate crisis discussions. The Most… ... read more >>
Primus joins Christian Aid’s service of solidarity for climate justice - The Primus, the Most Rev Mark Strange, participated this evening (9 November) in a special ecumenical service of solidarity for climate justice at COP26, with a special focus on the Amazon. The service, organised by Christian Aid, featured music and… ... read more >>
Anglican Delegation leader meets First Minister to discuss climate justice support - Anglican Communion Delegation leader Archbishop Julio Murray met First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today, along with other faith leaders from the Global South, to discuss the needs of that part of the world and how countries like Scotland can support international… ... read more >>
Primus offers blessing at COP26 ecumenical service for Christians from around the world - A special COP26 service involving Christian churches and organisations from around the world was held at Glasgow Cathedral (St Mungo’s). The event, organised by Glasgow Churches Together, was attended by guests from countries including Australia, Fiji, and Zimbabwe, as a… ... read more >>
Voice of those marching must be heard, says Primus - As a reported 100,000 people marched through Glasgow on the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice, they were joined by the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church who urged everyone to think about not just the words of politicians… ... read more >>

Online Worship for COP26

During the period of COP26 there will be a number of services that will be broadcast by the Scottish Episcopal Church. The normal Sunday worship will continue with worship from the Diocese of Brechin on Sunday 31 October, and the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane on Sunday 7 November.

And in addition to the Sunday worship there will be a service of Compline every weekday at 8pm held via Zoom and live streamed on the SEC channels.  You can find the next online worship below:

Online Worship for Pentecost 25 (Remembrance Sunday)

The Most Rev Mark Strange, Primus, leads a Celebration of the Eucharist from St John’s, Arpafeelie. This service will start early – 10.55am – as it will include an act of Remembrance at 11am.

You can download the order of service here:

Following COP26, the readings and prayers, which were recorded earlier, come from the Anglican Communion delegation to the conference: Dr Elizabeth Perry. Programme and Communication Manager at the Anglican Alliance; Nicholas Pande, from the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa; and the Most Rev Julio Murray, Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Central America.

You can join the service from 10.55am at:

Subtitles are available on both platforms, if selected by the user. Look for the CC icon at the bottom of the display screen on YouTube; on Facebook, go to Settings, then Video, then select Always Show Captions.