Online Worship for the Third Sunday after Pentecost

June 19, 2020

This week’s worship was produced by the worship leaders at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, with the Rt Rev Dr John Armes presiding as we prepare for new guidelines which begin to ease the restrictions which have seen our places of worship closed because of Coronavirus.

Bishop John is joined digitally by the Provost of the Cathedral, the Very Rev John Conway, the Vice-Provost, the Rev Dr Marion Chatterley and the Cathedral Chaplain, the Rev Andy Phillip. The organist is Duncan Ferguson.  Two young members of the Cathedral congregation, Sy and Nahom, are the readers.

The service will begin at 11am on Sunday June 21.

You can download the liturgy ahead of the service here:

And 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.