Pew Sheet

The Pew leaflet for Sunday, Pentecost 21, has been published in the appropriate section of the website.

Gordon Chapel – Service of Holy Communion 10:00 am Sunday 25th October 2020

Pew Sheet

The Pew leaflet for Sunday, Pentecost 20, has been published in the appropriate section of the website.

Gordon Chapel – Service of Holy Communion 10:00 am Sunday 18th October 2020

Opening Churches for Worship

We have now moved into the 3rd Phase of coming out of lockdown.

This means that places of worship can once again open for public worship. This doesn’t mean that every place of worship will be open for worship immediately, preparations have to be made, the appropriate paperwork completed and the Bishop’s approval given, to ensure a cautious, careful, and as safe as possible approach.

Things will not be the same as before lock-down – hand sanitisers at the entrance and the exit, some pews unable to be used, and limited numbers depending on the building size in order to ensure social distancing is maintained. These are just a few examples.

I am pleased to say we are beginning a phased approach to reopening the churches in the grouping for worship.

Gordon Chapel will open for a service of Holy Communion each Sunday at 10:00am.

Online worship on Sundays

As part of the ongoing response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC) will this Sunday (22 March) begin broadcasting video coverage of Eucharistic services via its website, social media channels and YouTube channel.  The web page for the broadcast is located at www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship

The first service, led by the Most Rev Mark Strange, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, will be broadcast at 11 am on Sunday, to coincide with when many people would normally be worshipping, if church services had not been suspended earlier this week.

The website will also contain a downloadable video and audio format of the service. A new service will be broadcast every Sunday on the SEC website, to allow all congregations to worship. We are aware that some congregations will offer their own version of online worship, but others will not have the means or resource to attempt this, hence this province-wide broadcast.

In advance of the broadcast of each provincial service, the Liturgy will be available to download from the SEC website.  We are conscious of the need to offer as much assistance as possible to those who have no access to the internet, and 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, people who can be helped by others through the provision of printed materials will have the opportunity to read the words of the Liturgy to themselves close to the appointed time, praising God along with others in the Church.

“Prayer is an important part of the tradition and spiritual life of the people of God,” said Bishop Mark. “In hard times and good times, quietly being before God with the people we love in our hearts encircles us all in God’s everlasting love and the promise of hope and salvation.”

The service will be available online after its first broadcast, followed by a new one each week, the next at 11 am on Sunday 29 March.

Donald Walker, Director of Communications, Scottish Episcopal Church

Gordon Chapel – Dedication of the lift

GORDON CHAPEL – Dedication of the lift
24th November 2019 3p.m.

Everyone is warmly invited to the dedication of the lift by the Most Revd Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, on Sunday 24th November 2019 at 3p.m. during an Evening Prayer Service

(No morning service at Gordon Chapel on 24th November)

Dedication of the Lift

GORDON CHAPEL – Dedication of the lift
24th November 2019
3p.m.
Everyone is warmly invited to the dedication of the lift by the Most Revd Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, on Sunday 24th November 2019 at 3p.m. during an Evening Prayer Service

(No morning service at Gordon Chapel on 24th November)