Worship

Our current regular pattern of worship

Sunday

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8.00 am Holy Eucharist

Said service of Holy Communion using traditional language (Scottish Liturgy 1970) with optional short homily. Duration approx. 30–40 minutes

10.00 am Sung Eucharist

Celebration of Holy Communion with music and a sermon, using traditional language (Scottish Liturgy 1970). Organ, robed choir, sung psalm, mass setting, and communion motet. Duration: approx. 80 minutes Service booklet (with commentary) (PDF, 195 KB)

6.00 pm Evening Prayer

Said service using the evening office from the Book of Common Prayer (traditional language). Duration: approx. 20 minutes

Monday

8:00 am Holy Eucharist

Tuesday

6:00 pm Holy Eucharist

Wednesday

8:00 am Holy Eucharist

5:30 pm Choral Evensong at St Salvator’s chapel (University term-time only)

Thursday

12:15 pm Holy Eucharist

10:00 pm Choral Evensong at St Leonard’s Chapel (University term-time only)

Friday

8:00 am Holy Eucharist

Saturday

11:30 am Holy Eucharist

Upcoming services

  1. Friday Eucharist (8:00am) St Peter

    Thursday 29 June @ 08:0008:30
  2. Saturday Eucharist (11:30am)

    Friday 30 June @ 11:3012:00
The high altar

Scottish Episcopal liturgies

We regularly use both the 1970 and 1982 Scottish Liturgies at services of Holy Eucharist. Find out more on the Scottish Episcopal Church liturgies page.

SEC digital calendar

Useful resource that allows you to subscribe to or import the Scottish Episcopal calendar (including saints days and readings) into your digital calendar.

Sacraments

The Anglican tradition generally recognizes two Sacraments of the Gospel: baptism and the Eucharist. Eastern and Western churches have, however, discerned a special sacramental quality in other rites that have long been experienced as sources of supernatural grace. The Western church highlights seven such rites which continue to be formative in Anglo-Catholic identity and spirituality and are therefore central to the witness to the Christian life at All Saints’, especially the daily celebration of the Eucharist, often called Holy Communion, or the Mass.

Baptism

Baptism (Christening) is the sacrament which welcomes a person into the fellowship of the Church, making him or her a member of God’s family and a part of the body of Christ and regenerating the person in the image of God and the likeness of Christ.

Baptisms occasionally take place within the High Mass (10.00 am) on Sundays but can be arranged at other times or — in emergencies — immediately.

Parents, or adults seeking baptism for themselves, should contact the Rector.

Weddings

Christian Marriage is the sacrament by which two people become one flesh and commit themselves to mutual love and care for their whole lives, under God’s blessing and guidance.

Please contact the Rector about weddings.

Funerals

When someone we love dies we are beset with many powerful feelings. The funeral service seeks to minister to this delicate situation by committing the departed person into God’s hands, using the Church’s liturgy to express our own complex emotions in an atmosphere of faith, hope and love.

Please contact the Rector if you need practical or spiritual advice when bereaved.