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The Scottish Episcopal Church will broadcast the second of its weekly Eucharistic services on Sunday (29 March). The service will be held in private, in line with SEC guidelines following government advice to suspend church services as part of the national effort to halt the spread of coronavirus. At the… read more >>

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The General Synod Office of the Scottish Episcopal Church in Edinburgh was closed today until further notice, as a response to the latest government guidelines on the coronavirus pandemic. In a message to GSO staff, provincial boards and committees, and diocesan offices, John Stuart, Secretary General, says that staff are… read more >>

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As announced yesterday, the Scottish Episcopal Church will begin broadcasting weekly Eucharistic services from our media channels from Sunday (22 March) onwards. The services will be held in private with no congregation, in line with SEC guidelines following government advice to suspend church services as part of the national effort… read more >>

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As part of the ongoing response to the Coronavirus pandemic the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) will this Sunday (22 March) begin broadcasting video coverage of Eucharistic services via its website, social media channels and YouTube channel. The web page for the broadcast is located at www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship The first service, held… read more >>

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At the end of an unprecedented day in the history of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Primus, Bishop Mark Strange, reflects on a painful but necessary decision to suspend church services, and his belief that the way we now engage as we care for each other will make us stronger… read more >>

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This year’s General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) has been postponed because of the outbreak of coronavirus. The Standing Committee of the SEC reached the difficult decision with regret, having considered the latest information available, the estimated timetable for the spread of COVID-19 and the peak period of… read more >>

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Faith leaders in Scotland have made a joint statement on Coronavirus.  The Most Rev Mark Strange, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Most Rev Leo Cushley, Roman Catholic Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh; The Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland… read more >>

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On World Day of Prayer (6 March), the Primus offers a prayer for all those who will be praying together today. We pray today for all those who are gathering for the World Day of prayer, we give thanks for the ministry of the Christians in Zimbabwe who have prepared… read more >>

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To mark International Women’s Day on Sunday, BBC Radio 4 will broadcast its Sunday Worship programme from St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow. The service will be led by congregation member Pat Bennett, who is also a member of the Iona Community. The programme, titled The Woman at the Well… read more >>

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In the second of our series of Lent reflections from a variety of voices within the Scottish Episcopal Church, second year ordinand Dr Lisa Curtice of the Scottish Episcopal Institute weighs up the pros and cons of a digital detox as part of Lenten discipline. As we drove home through… read more >>

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Bishop Richard Holloway returns to the airwaves this weekend as host of the ‘Sunday Morning’ show on BBC Radio Scotland. Over the next six weeks, the former Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church will be at the helm as he guides listeners through ‘two hours of music and conversation with… read more >>

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February has had a truly Episcopalian flavour for the congregation of St Paul’s Cathedral, London! Keen to build connections with the Province in which he previously worked, the Revd Canon James Milne, formerly Rector of St Bride’s, Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway, and now Residentiary Canon and Precentor in St… read more >>

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This Ash Wednesday the Primus, Bishop Mark, offers a reflection on beginning the season of Lent. This is the first of a series of reflections from a variety of voices within the Scottish Episcopal Church that will be published as the Church journeys through Lent and Holy Week. I like… read more >>

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The vibrancy of ministry within the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) was demonstrated with the hosting of 25 new or recent clergy, Lay Readers and Church Army personnel at General Synod Office for the annual Provincial Welcome Day. Attendees came from all around the country to meet up in Edinburgh –… read more >>

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The Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney has a new Dean, following the appointment of the Reverend Dr Dennis Berk. Fr Dennis has been Rector of St James the Less in Cruden Bay and St Mary-on-the-Rock in Ellon since 2018. He takes on a position which has been vacant since November… read more >>

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A leafy suburb of Edinburgh has just become a bit leafier thanks to one of the Scottish Episcopal Church’s congregations, who have recalled the area’s horticultural heritage by starting an orchard in the church garden. St Ninian’s in Comely Bank has planted eight apple trees in its grounds as part… read more >>

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From Abide With Me to Aretha Franklin … the Right Rev Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, spoke candidly to Big Brother winner Cameron Stout on BBC Radio Scotland’s Moved by Music show about her secular childhood, coming to faith, facing and overcoming hurtful rejection as a woman, the… read more >>

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The Scottish Episcopal Church is launching a fund which will help to target child poverty in Scotland. Grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded for a pilot period of one year for congregational programmes specifically focussed on the alleviation of the effects of child poverty. The initiative follows discussion… read more >>

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The Alastair Haggart Bursary Award, set up by his family in memory of Bishop Haggart, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church from 1977 to 1985, offers an annual grant to help fund a sabbatical or similar leave of absence for someone in authorized ministry. Such leave should occur at a… read more >>

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Statement on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union from the Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, on behalf of the College of Bishops “Today the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. The decision taken by the people… read more >>

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The College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church has been joined by 12 Anglican bishops from the Church in Wales and Church of Ireland at this year’s Celtic Bishops’ Conference, held in Inverness for the first time (27 to 29 January). The agenda for the three-day event at the… read more >>

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The Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) took part in a roundtable discussion convened by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today, along with Michael Russell, Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations. Representatives from civic society discussed preparations for the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union this week, and Brexit’s implications for… read more >>

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To honour the memory of all those who suffered and perished under Nazi persecution during World War II, the Rev Cedric Blakey, Convener of the Interfaith Relations Committee will today (27 January) attend Interfaith Scotland’s national Holocaust Memorial Day event at the Scottish Parliament on behalf of the Scottish Episcopal… read more >>

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The funeral service for the Rt Rev Fred Darwent, formerly Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, will take place at 11am on Thursday 6 February at St Andrew’s Cathedral, King Street, Aberdeen, to which all are welcome. The service will be followed by interment at New Pitsligo.

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Rector for St Augustine’s, Dumbarton United Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway Scottish Episcopal Church A full-time position Remuneration: Scottish Episcopal Church Clergy Standard Stipend St Augustine’s is known and respected throughout Dumbarton for its outreach to those in need, affectionately called ‘The Church That Cares’. We now seek a rector… read more >>

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The Primus requests prayer for himself and the other Primates of the Anglican Communion as they gather today for a three-day meeting in Jordan, followed by a short pilgrimage. The Primates’ Meeting is one of the Anglican Communion’s “Instruments of Communion”. More information regarding the meeting is available at the… read more >>

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Scottish Episcopal Church Diocese Of Moray, Ross And Caithness Saint Ninian’s Church, Glen Urquhart is seeking a Priest-in-charge with house-for-duty, utilities, expenses and fishing. Applications are invited for the post of Priest for Saint Ninian’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Glen Urquhart. St. Ninian’s is an exquisite small church, on the shores… read more >>

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The Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church reflects on the Magnificat, the words recorded in the Gospel of Luke as being spoken by Mary. “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my savior,… read more >>

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Throughout Advent there will be a reflection or prayer from various voices throughout the Church. They will be published on social media and on our website. Tuesday 24 December Today’s reflection comes from the Rt Rev Dr John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh. “The street artist, Banksy, has installed his version… read more >>

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Responding to the result of the UK Parliament General Election held on 12 December the Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church said: “I congratulate all those who were elected yesterday in the UK General Election and all those who… read more >>

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The Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church has joined other Scottish church leaders in calling for a respectful tone in the ongoing political debate – that recognises the human value in all people. As campaigning enters the final three… read more >>

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In April 2021 the Most Rev Mark Strange, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church will lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The pilgrimage, organised by the Rev Canon Cedric Blakey as part of the 2021 Provincial Year of Pilgrimage, will take place from 10-21 April 2021 and is now… read more >>