Greyfriars and St. Mary’s is a linked charge of the Scottish Episcopal Church in the diocese of Glasgow and Galloway. The church in Kirkcudbright dates back to Medieval times, and in Gatehouse of Fleet to 1840. We hope you will find in these pages welcome, inspiration and information.
With Covid restrictions relaxing slightly, we are happy to be able to welcome everybody back and our doors will be open from 28 March, Palm Sunday. Please look at the Greyfriars Church and St Mary's Church sections (under News) for Holy Week service times for each church.
The Rector wishes everyone a happy and hopeful Easter. Stephen and Hazel continue to thank so many kind people for their messages of support and prayer. He has returned home following successful heart surgery in Glasgow.
Many Scottish Episcopal Church congregations are providing weekly online worship. The list is arranged diocese-by-diocese in alphabetical order, and provides the name of each church, a link to the broadcast platform, and the church’s website address. The collated information is not exhaustive and is subject to variation in what is a fluid situation.
Aberlour Children’s Charity is supported by our churches, and is this year’s diocesan Lent appeal.
They are calling for the Scottish Government to double the Scottish Child Payment to £20 on a permanent basis. To achieve this would be a massive benefit to many struggling families, given the growing levels of poverty in Scotland.
The Primus, Bishop Mark Strange, offers the following message to Scottish Episcopal Church members following the announcement that new restrictions are being introduced to combat the spread of a new variation of Covid-19:
As many of you will know already, the Scottish Government’s regulations on the Covid-19 Pandemic have been altered [Saturday 19 December 2020]. The changes have a dramatic effect on what people can and cannot do over Christmas and in the weeks following.
The reason for these changes is the scientific advice given to the Government on the risks caused by a variation of the virus, the increased speed of infection seen and the numbers of people who were likely to meet together at Christmas.