Worship & Care – Alternative Provisions *Covid-19
In place of our usual worship at Sunday Communion, we will be offering a written Service of the Word you can pray at home, published each Saturday. They can be accessed by clicking on our blog here.
The Scottish Episcopal Church will also live broadcast a Communion Service every Sunday at 11am which we encourage you to join.
It will be viewable on your Smart Phone, Tablet, PC or Laptop by clicking here: www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship
A recording of the live online service will appear on the same page shortly afterwards.
Clergy are available via phone, email and Skype/Zoom videoconferencing during this time, to discuss pastoral or spiritual matters, or just for a chat. Our contact details are down below and also on our contact page
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Canon Andrew Sheridan
Rev Lee Johnston
COLLECT OF THE DAY Almighty and everliving God, in tender love for all our human race you sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take our flesh and suffer death upon a cruel cross. May we follow the example of his great humility and share in the glory of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ Read more about Service of the Word: Palm Sunday[…]
Opening Prayer Almighty God, your Son came into the world to free us all from sin and death. Breathe upon us with the power of your Spirit, that we may be raised to new life in Christ and serve you in holiness and righteousness all our days; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who Read more about Service of the Word: Lent 5[…]
Over the next few days you are invited to take time to read and pray this short Service of the Word at home in place of Sunday Communion. It will be published each Saturday evening on our website, Facebook and by email for the foreseeable future. The Scottish Episcopal Church will also live stream and Read more about Service of the Word: Lent 4[…]
Many in the UK today – many in Lanark – describe themselves as spiritual but not religious. Maybe it’s how you respond when asked about your views. It’s good that many are still open-minded when it comes to the big questions. It shows that culture isn’t satisfied with the message that reality consists only of what can be seen, touched and measured in a science lab.
I was asked recently how I find words to say when someone tells me, as their priest, they’ve just been diagnosed with a life-changing or life-ending illness. Human suffering, for many, is proof God isn’t there or at least proof that God is not worth believing in if he lets this kind of thing happen. Read more about Tolkien Film Review: Where is God when we suffer?[…]
If by ‘church’ we mean standing up and sitting down for an hour, singing a bunch of old songs and listening to a lecture on an ancient book that has no apparent relevance to the time and place we find ourselves in. I’d be bored too – and I’m a Priest. But that’s not what Read more about Church can be boring.[…]
For those in the congregation who have so generously donated money for the flowers in the church, here is what happens when the church is being decorated for Easter. Jane Milliken is in charge of the floral displays in Christ Church and is a trained florist who used to work professionally in a flower shop. Read more about Church Flowers[…]
We are excited to announce: Memory Lane, a get-together aimed at helping those affected by dementia or related conditions and their carers. Meetings will be fortnightly, with the first on Wed 20th Feb 1pm-3pm at the Christ Church hall. Please share widely, all are welcome.
Christmas has really begun now. Our annual Christingle service took place last night and it was a resounding success. The church was packed with a number of people having to stand at the back. The children were all stars and it was lovely to have the Harp group take part as well. Many thanks to Read more about Christingle 2018[…]
Sunday 7 October was a double celebration at Christ Church as we were celebrating Harvest and it was also the first service attended by our new Curate, Lee Johnston. We hope his next three years with us will be happy ones. The church was beautiful and thanks must go to Jane and the other flower Read more about Harvest[…]