Online Worship for Pentecost

May 29, 2020

For Pentecost, Sunday 31 May the Rt Rev Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney, celebrates the Eucharist from her home in Aberdeen.

Bishop Anne will be joined virtually by the members of the congregations on Shetland.  The Rev Martin Randall assists Bishop Anne, and the readers are Alma Lewis (Lay Reader) and Dougie & Murray (Young members of St Magnus’, Lerwick).  The intercessions are read by Helen Randall, (Lay Reader).

Music comes from Trevor Jamieson (St Magnus’, Lerwick) and the organist is Michael Bawtree.

In addition to these contributors to the service, a variety of people from Shetland, including Episcopalians from across the Islands and workers from NHS Shetland, have contributed to a section of Bishop Anne’s sermon.

The service will begin at 11am on Sunday May 31.

This weekend, we are introducing a telephone service to allow those who do not have internet access to listen to the service of worship by telephone. The facility will be 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 announcement.

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 liturgy is available to download at:

You can join the service at:

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.