Online Worship: A Service of the Word

June 17, 2020

Lis Burke, Diocesan Warden of Lay Readers for the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane, leads a Service of the Word on Thursday June 18 at 6.30pm.

Lis is joined digitally by members of the Diocese.  The readers are Lesley Whitwood (Lay Reader at the Highland Perthshire Charges), and Laurene Mackenzie (St James the Great, Dollar). The intercessions are read by Ian Scott (Lay Reader at St Margaret’s, Leven)

You can download the liturgy here:

You can join the service at:

Recently, we introduced a telephone service to allow those who do not have internet access to listen to the service of worship by telephone. The facility is free of charge for anyone calling by landline or mobile phone from within the UK. It will be helpful if those who have online access to worship continue to use that method rather than using the telephone line, to avoid unnecessary additional cost incurred by the GSO, and we would also appreciate help in reaching non-internet users who are unable to see this information.

Anyone who would like full details of how to access the telephone line, in order to share them with someone who needs this service should email

The broadcast will be available for all to access on YouTube and Facebook. 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.

The Scottish Episcopal Church website will also contain downloadable video and audio formats of the services, when these are ready.

We encourage people to distribute the video/audio recordings and the Liturgy widely within their own personal networks. In households with no internet or playback capacity at all, if people are simply given the opportunity to read the words of the Liturgy to themselves close to the appointed time, they will be praising God along with others in the Church.