Good Friday and Easter Sunday 2022

Good Friday Vigil12 noon until 3.30pm

There will be a vigil for Good Friday held in the church from noon until 3.30pm. This will be based around the Seven Last Words from the Cross, led by a team of ministers and lay people, with 15 minute sections of Music, Reading, Prayer and Reflection.

Stay for as long or as short a period as you please.

Easter Sunday Worship

9am – A short outdoor service in the Botanic Gardens to welcome Easter Sunday led by Steven Owens

11am – Sunday Morning Worship in Kelvinside Hillhead led by Steven Owens.

Lenten studies 2022

There are two opportunites to join with others in a series of studies for Lent this year. Rev Dr Roger Sturrock is once more taking us through Lent with a programme of studies, to be delivered via Zoom. Additionally our Joint Sunday Evening Reflections will follow a Lent course. Details of both below.

Lenten Studies – Rev Dr Roger Sturrock

These commence on Thursday March 3rd at 7.30 pm and consist of 5 studies.  It will be based on the writings of CS Lewis with the use of film clips from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and Shadowlands. The studies are based on a book by Hilary Brand entitled “Not a Tame Lion”.  If anyone wishes to join please contact Roger by email : rogersturrock@mac.com

Joint Sunday Evening Reflections 

From 6th March onwards, our joint Sunday Evening reflections will follow the Lent Course “The Room Where it Happens” by Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin. This study is using songs from the musical “Hamilton”.

While the study works without having watched “Hamilton”, as we will watch the songs Bishop Hudson-Wilkin reflects on together, we would like to offer an opportunity to watch the whole musical together. You are hence kindly invited to join us for a screening at Wellington in the library on Friday 4thMarch at 2pm. The musical is about 2:35 hours long so the screening will finish by 5pm. 

Hallelujah! He is Risen. He is Risen Indeed! Happy Easter to All

It was wonderful to be back in Church this morning to celebrate Easter Sunday. For some of us to be able to be together after so long apart, and particularly to welcome back Rev Marian Cowie after so long.

We can’t “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord” quite yet, and not everyone was able to join us (although many more were there in spirit, and in our prayers) but this was a happy step forward in our hopeful journey back to resuming face to face worship.

Journeying with John to the Cross, Holy Week 2021 – Easter Sunday

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen!

We continue our journey with the Right Reverend Dr Martin Fair, following the words of John’s Gospel throughout Holy Week 2021. The Moderator invites friends to read scripture and pray as he offers a thought for the journey and space for reflection and contemplation with music to help you prayerfully pause and ponder your own journey.

Music includes “Bless the Lord” from the album ’Laudate omnes gentes’ and “Jesus the Lord Is Risen (Surrexit Dominus Vere)” from the album ‘Joy on Earth’, Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, used with permission.

Journeying with John to the Cross, Holy Week 2021 – Holy Saturday

We continue our journey with the Right Reverend Dr Martin Fair, following the words of John’s Gospel throughout Holy Week 2021. The Moderator invites friends to read scripture and pray as he offers a thought for the journey and space for reflection and contemplation with music to help you prayerfully pause and ponder your own journey.

Music includes “Bless the Lord” from the album ’Laudate omnes gentes’ and “Wait for the Lord” from the album ‘Joy on Earth’, Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, used with permission

Reflections for Holy Week: Holy Saturday 3rd April 2021

Rev Dr Kathy Galloway continues her Holy Week reflections.

The hand of the LORD came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.” Ezekiel 37,1-3

Rev Dr Kathy Galloway has prepared a series of reflections for Holy Week. We thank our friends at Wellington for sharing them with us.

Celebrating Easter Sunday

We are delighted that after a break of over three months, we are able to open our doors again on Easter Sunday, 4th April, at 11.30am for a service of music and readings led by Rev Marian Cowie.

We hope to record the service for those unable to attend.

As was the case before Christmas, we ask that you enter by the west doors in Saltoun Street and please wear a face covering.

There will be limits on numbers able to be in the building at one time, 2 metre social distancing at all times, hand sanitiser, designated seating in the pews and a one way system for moving about the building – don’t worry, our friendly stewards will keep you right!

We’ll also be resuming our open times on Tuesdays and Saturdays for private prayer and contemplation:

  • Tuesdays from 12:30 – 13:30 (from 13th April 2021)
  • Saturdays from 14:00 – 15:00 (from 10th April 2021)

We are very much looking forward to seeing you

Journeying with John to the Cross, Holy Week 2021 – Good Friday

We continue our journey with the Right Reverend Dr Martin Fair, following the words of John’s Gospel throughout Holy Week 2021. The Moderator invites friends to read scripture and pray as he offers a thought for the journey and space for reflection and contemplation with music to help you prayerfully pause and ponder your own journey.

Music includes “Bless the Lord” from the album ’Laudate omnes gentes’ and “Jesus, remember me” from the album ‘Jubilate’, Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, used with permission.

Reflections for Holy Week: Good Friday 2nd April 2021

Rev Dr Kathy Galloway continues her Holy Week reflections.

One of the slaves of the high priest, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, “Did I not see you in the garden with him?” Again Peter denied it, and at that moment the cock crowed. John 18,26-27

Rev Dr Kathy Galloway has prepared a series of reflections for Holy Week. We thank our friends at Wellington for sharing them with us.