The Feast of St Moluag – A Service of the Word

June 24, 2020

For the Feast of St Moluag, the Rev Canon Peter Moger, Priest in Charge of St Moluag’s, Eoropaidh and St Peter’s Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis in the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles leads a Service of the Word.

The service will begin at 6.30pm on Thursday 25 June.

You can download the liturgy here:

And join the service at 6.30pm here:

St Moluag was an Irish Missionary who came to Scotland around the same time as St Columba. He established a religious community on Lismore which became the Cathedral of the Bishop of the Isles.

He also founded missions at Rosemarkie, on the Black Isle, and at Mortlach in Banffshire.

Rev Canon Peter is joined by Heather Moger who reads the Psalm. He is also joined digitally by Anne Macdonald who gives the first reading in Gaelic.

Music in the service includes a Blessing of the Light, and ‘Holy is the True Light’’, music by Philip Moore, sung by the Ebor Singers, with grateful thanks for their permission to use the recording.

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.