SEC churches open for private prayer

Over 50 Scottish Episcopal Churches are currently open every week for private prayer, as part of Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map out of lockdown.

We are now into Phase 3 of the Route Map, which allows churches to open for public worship up to a maximum attendance of 50 people at a service. Consequently, some churches have decided to stop private prayer and instead move to offering public worship, but as of 22 July the majority of SEC churches that have requested to open for prayer or worship have opted for private prayer at this stage.

The details published here are subject to change, and we expect that more churches will now opt to move from private prayer to public worship. The list available here will be updated when new information becomes available. However, it is recommended that anyone wishing to attend a church for private prayer should seek confirmation of stated opening times locally.

If any church has been omitted in error or halted private prayer, or if any details are inaccurate or have been revised, please contact

Aberdeen & OrkneySt James, Holburn, AberdeenThurs, Fri & Sat 12-2pm
St Andrew's, AlfordMon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 11am-1pm
St Ternan, BanchoryWed 10am-2pm
Argyll & The IslesSt John’s Cathedral,Oban Wed 10am-12 noon; Sunday 10-11am
Holy Trinity, DunoonWed 2-4pm
St Peter, Stornoway, Isle of LewisTues & Fri 11.00am-2pm
St Columba, Isle of SkyeTues 1-2pm; Sat 11am-12 noon
St Paul, KinlochlevenWed & Sat 11am-12 noon
BrechinSt Paul’s Cathedral, DundeeFri 10am-12 noon; Sat 2-4pmJanuary 1, 1970
St Mary the Virgin, Arbroath10am-12 noon every day
Holy Rood, CarnoustieSun 2-4pm; Wed 10am-12 noon
St James, StonehavenOpen every day 10am-3pm, except Mon
EdinburghCathedral Church of St Mary, EdinburghOpen every day 10.30am-2pm, except Sat
St Columba, BathgateWed 10am-12 noon
St Mary, DalmahoyMarch 3, 1900
St Anne, DunbarMon 10am-12 noon; Wed 10am-12 noon; Fri 10am-12 noon
Old St Paul's, EdinburghMon 2pm-4pm; Wed 2-4pm
St Cuthbert, EdinburghMon 2-4pm; Thurs 2-4pm
St David of Scotland, EdinburghThurs 10am-12 noon
St Salvador, EdinburghWed 10-11.30am; Sun 10am-12 noon
St Vincent, EdinburghWed 10am-1pm; Sun 1-3pm
Holy Trinity, HaddingtonWed 2-4pm; Sat 10am-12 noon
St Cuthbert, HawickWed 12 noon-1.30pm; Sun 12 noon-1.30pm
St John the Evangelist, JedburghTues & Thurs 10am-12 noon; Sun 10.30am-12 noon
St Andrew, KelsoThurs 10am-12 noon
Holy Trinity, MelroseMon, Wed, Fri & Sun 12 noon-2pm
Priory of St Mary of Mt Carmel, South QueensferryTues 11am-2pm; Sat 2-5pm
Glasgow & GallowaySt Oswald, MayboleMon-Friday 10am-1pm; Sun 12 noon-2pm
St Cyprian, LenzieSat 10am-12 noon
Holy Name, CumbernauldThurs 10.30am-1pm
St Fillan, KilmacolmWed 10.30am-12.30pm
St John the Evangelist, GreenockWed 10am-1pm
St Mary the Virgin, Port GlasgowThur 12.30-2.30pm
St Margaret, New GallowayTues 10am-12 noon
St John, DumfriesTues 2.30pm-4.30pm & Fri 10.30am-12.30pm
Good Shepherd, HillingtonMon 12noon-1pm
All Saints, JordanhillSun 11.15am-12.30pm
St Michael and All Angels, HelensburghTues 10am-12 noon
Greyfriars, KirkcudbrightThurs 10am-11am
Moray, Ross & CaithnessSt Andrew's Cathedral, InvernessOpen 11am-12 noon
St Columba, BroraSun 4pm-6pm
St Finnbarr, Dornoch Wed 10am-12 noon
St Ninian, GlenurquhartSun & Wed 2pm-5pm
St John the Evangelist, InvernessWed & Sun 1-3pm
St Michael and All Angels, InvernessMon & Thurs 12 noon-4pm.
St Columba's, Nairn Wed 3-5pm
St Andrew, TainWed 5-6pm
St Andrews, Dunkeld & DunblaneSt Ninian's Cathedral, PerthMon-Friday 10am-2pm
St John the Evangelist, AlloaWed 10am-12 noon
St Mary, BirnamOpen every day 11am-12 noon
St James the Great, CuparThurs 10am-12 noon
St Modoc, DouneWed & Sun 2-4 pm
St Mary, DunblaneBy appointment only. Contact 01786 824225 or
St Mary, Newport-on-TayBy appointment Mon, Wed & Fri. Contact 07552503859
Holy Trinity, PitlochryThurs 10.30am-1pm
St John the Evangelist, PittenweemSun 11am-1pm
All Saints, St AndrewsMon-Fri 4-6pm; Sat & Sun 3-5pm
St Andrew, StrathtayAvailable to be opened between 10am and 5pm (not Sundays). Contact Lesley Whitwood 01887 840416

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