Reflection by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 29 March 2020.
Archives for March 2020
The spread of Coronavirus has quickly taken its toll on our ability to worship together in Woodend Drive, writes Rev Sydney Maitland. On Tuesday March 17 our College of Bishops followed Scottish Government advice and declared that ‘church services should cease’. Church buildings could, however, be kept open as a place for people to come…
The Scottish Episcopal Church is joining church groups across Scotland in asking Christians to join in prayer at 7 pm on Sunday evenings. Last Sunday, thousands of Christians across the country answered the call to pray at the same time in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following positive feedback from last week’s prayer initiative, a…
In light of the latest Government guidance over the coronavirus pandemic, and the number of queries being fielded by Bishops and clergy seeking clarification on certain areas, the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church today issues updated guidance on how to respond. This guidance supersedes any previous guidance on the subject areas covered…
Clergy may still offer prayers and worship, but congregations may not attend.
Reflection by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 22 March 2020.
The Scottish Episcopal Church will this Sunday (22 March) begin broadcasting video coverage of Eucharistic services via its website, social media channels and YouTube channel.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 15 March 2020.
Sermon by Rev Sydney Maitland for Sunday 8 March 2020.
Old Testament, New Testament and Gospel readings for Sundays this month, with links to ‘Poirot’ actor David Suchet reading the Bible passages. We also remember those whose Year’s Mind falls this month, and those who we’re called to hold before God in the Diocesan and Anglican Cycles of Prayer.
An update from the Barnabas Fund, which offers hope and aid to the persecuted church. News this month from Algeria, Burkina Faso, DR Congo and Bangladesh. Please pray for our brothers and sisters who are persecuted for their faith.