‘Stay at home’ with online worship

March 27, 2020

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 end of a week where the public health message has been “stay at home”, worship will be led from the home of the Rt Rev Dr John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh.

The broadcast will be available for all to access on YouTube and Facebook, from 11am on Sunday.

This website page will also contain a downloadable video and audio format of the service, when these are ready. The service will be available for one week after its initial broadcast, with the next service being shown at 11am on Sunday 5 April.

In advance of the service, the liturgy is available to download here. In response to queries about spiritual communion at home, the College of Bishops has today issued the following guidance on the SEC website.

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.

Clergy interested in participating in future broadcasts should contact the SEC Digital Communications Co-ordinator Aidan Strange at aidans@scotland.anglican.org