News from St Mary’s

Advent Groups – starting this week

Please see our: Advert for Advent groups Join us for 4 weeks over Advent as we journey through one of Paul’s most joyful letters, written from prison in Rome.   Dates and times (all on Zoom): Week 1 – Wed 25th at 8pm or Thu 26th at 10.30am Week 2 – Wed 2nd at 8pm […] - Read More...

Service Schedule for November

The service times over the next month are: Sunday 1st November, All Saints – St Catharine’s at 11.30am Monday 2nd November, All Souls – available online by the evening of Monday 2nd November Tuesday 3rd October – St Mary’s, Eucharist 10am Sunday 8th November, Remembrance Sunday – St Mary’s at 11.30am Wednesday 11th November – […] - Read More...

Continuing Service Schedule

Depending on the announcement which is due on 14th September 2020 (I’m not expecting any great easing of restrictions), the service schedule over the next wee while is:   11.30am, Sunday 6th September – St Catharine’s, Bo’ness 10am, Tuesday 8th September – St Mary’s, Grangemouth 11.30am, Sunday 13th September – St Mary’s 10.15am, Wednesday 16th […] - Read More...

Service Schedule

After the unfortunate cancellation of the Communion on Wednesday at St Catharine’s (because of a flood at the Rectory (we’re fine now!)), the first communion service that we’ll have following lockdown will now be at St Mary’s at 11.30am on Sunday 16th August – please note the change from our usual time.   The following […] - Read More...

St Catharine’s to host a Eucharist on Wednesday

The first service with communion following the lockdown will take place in St Catharine’s on Wednesday 12th August at 10.15am.  Communion will be in one kind (bread only), according to the pastoral guidance issued by the SEC, but it is a step forward towards some kind of normal reopening.   The church will have been […] - Read More...

St Mary’s Reopening for Private Prayer

Following St Catharine’s successful reopening on Wednesday, we’re pleased to let you know that St Mary’s will be open for Private Prayer on Sunday morning (9th August) from 9.45-11.15.  If this is successful, then a Eucharist will follow soon.   We will be using a one way system, so please enter through the church door […] - Read More...

St Catharine’s reopening for Private Prayer

St Catharine’s is reopening for Private Prayer initially on Wednesday 5th August from 10-11.30am.  The church and hall have been cleaned and chairs arranged in a socially distanced fashion.  Please feel free to come along and spend as much time in quiet prayer or contemplation as we begin the process of meeting together in one […] - Read More...

Provincial service

Sarah and I are taking a few weeks off, so won’t be producing a service for Sundays 28th June and 5th July, however please use this time to watch one or two services from elsewhere.  One place you can always try is the Provincial website.  On 28th June, the service comes from the team at […] - Read More...

Patience by G.A. Studdert Kennedy (this week’s poem from Isabel)

Patience. G.A. Studdert Kennedy (1883 – 1929)   As lockdown continues especially the isolation of shielding we all need patience. Studdert Kennedy gives us a glimpse into true patience and the example we are given to follow:     Sometimes I wish that I might do Just one good deed and die, And by that […] - Read More...

Isabel’s Poem for the week – The Other by R.S. Thomas

The Other. R.S. Thomas. (1913 – 2000) So many folk have admitted that lockdown has altered their sleeping patterns that, even my wakeful ‘Wee small hours’ have reminded me. of this R S Thomas poem.   The Other.   There are nights that are so still That I can hear the small owl calling far […] - Read More...