Scottish Episcopal Church

Vacancy: Rector for three newly-linked charges near Glasgow

Vacancy: Rector for three newly-linked charges near Glasgow

The three charges of St Mary’s, Port Glasgow, St Fillan’s, Kilmacolm and St Mary’s, Bridge of Weir, which lie in the Renfrew Region of the Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway in the Scottish Episcopal Church, are coming together to form a linked charge in the conviction that this will strengthen their mission and ministry. The […]

Most Rev David Chillingworth

New Year message from the Scottish Episcopal Church: ‘Wishing you a happy and peaceful 2014′

The Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church said: “There are many things about which we should be prayerfully concerned as we enter 2014.  The life of the world is still stained by war, hunger, injustice and suffering of all kinds.  Our New Year […]

Rev Andrew Bain

New rector will be formally installed at Dunbar church

The congregation of St Anne’s Scottish Episcopal Church in Dunbar is looking forward to welcoming a new rector. Rev Andrew Bain succeeds Rev Sheila Cameron, who retired. He has been conducting services at the town centre church for the past six months on an interim basis. His position was made permanent and he will divide […]


Ellon graveyard attacked by ‘reckless’ vandals

Police Scotland are trying to trace the “reckless and thoughtless” vandals responsible for toppling over almost 20 headstones at an Aberdeenshire graveyard. The vandals targeted the cemetery at St Mary’s on the Rock Episcopal Church in Ellon at the weekend. A total of 16 headstones were vandalised in the attack between 9pm on Saturday and […]

Rev Alison Jones

Church hall to rise from rubble of Dundee multis demolition

A Dundee church is set to rise again from the rubble that crashed around it. The spectacular and highly-skilled demolition of the Derby Street multis left St Martin’s Episcopal Church, squeezed into the space between them, almost unscathed. The stunning simultaneous “blowdown” of Butterburn and Bucklemaker Courts last Sunday, seen by millions of viewers on […]

Rt Revd Dr Nigel Peyton

Dundee church survives a ‘demolition sandwich’

A church in Dundee was the meat in a ‘demolition-sandwich’ when two neighbouring tower blocks were blown down. St Martin’s Episcopal Church is situated just metres from Butterburn and Bucklemucker Court multi-storeys, which have been razed to the ground. The congregation was decanted elsewhere for their Sunday worship, where prayers were said for the church […]

Rt Revd Dr Nigel Peyton

Dundee church ‘confident’ it will survive tower block demolition

A Dundee church sandwiched between two multi-storey tower blocks is confident it will survive unscathed when the flats are demolished. St Martin’s Episcopal Church, in the Hilltown area of the city, will close its doors on Sunday while the work takes place. The church is expected to reopen by the middle of next week. An […]

The Appin Chalice

Chalice theft at Highland church may be from wrong altar

Thieves who are thought to have broken into a Highland church to steal a celebrated communion chalice, got the wrong church and so have made off with the wrong altar vessel. The break-in was at St Bride’s Episcopal Church in Onich on the north side of Ballachulish Bridge. The door was forced and a silver […]

Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth

Same-sex marriage: Stars, political leaders and clergy get together to support campaign in new video

A-list celebrities have joined Scotland’s political leaders to back same-sex marriage in a powerful campaign video. Big stars like Lorraine Kelly, John Michie and Sharleen Spiteri appear alongside all the main party leaders in the film that says “it’s time” for Scotland to legalise marriage for gay couples. The promo will be released tomorrow, one […]

Very Rev Ian Barcroft

Bishops and Church leaders call on Government ministers to apologise to the poor

An alliance of Churches representing Christians from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland has written to the Prime Minister asking for an apology on behalf of the Government for misrepresenting the poor. Church leaders, including the Church of Scotland’s Rev Sally Foster-Fulton and the Very Rev Ian Barcroft of the Scottish Episcopal Church, pointed out that […]

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