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Greyfriars & St. Mary’s 2020



Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party in St. Mary’s 5pm-7pm.                                                      


Ash Wednesday 26th. February 9.30am St. Mary’s , Holy Communion & Imposition of Ashes


Thursday 27th. February 10am Greyfriars .Holy Communion & Imposition of Ashes


Wednesdays in Lent 1220 G’ house Parish Church . Ecumenical Meditation & lunch


Palm Sunday 5th. April St. Mary’s 9.30am & Greyfriars 11am . Sung eucharist & distribution of palm crosses.


Holy Week Tuesday 6pm Greyfriars Sung Evensong ( ecumenical participation ) 


Holy Week Wednesday St. Mary’s Holy Communion 9.30am


Maundy Thursday 10am Greyfriars Holy Communion and “ stripping of altar”


Maundy Thursday 7pm St. Mary’s Holy Communion and “ stripping of altar”


Good Friday 10am Ecumenical “ Walk of Witness” Kirkcudbright 10am , beginning St. Cuthbert’s Church


Good Friday 1130am Ecumenical “ Walk of Witness” G’ house Parish Church , concluding St. Mary’s garden , followed by reflectional  service in St. Mary’s Church aprox 1230am. .


Good Friday 2pm-3pm  Greyfriars . Church open for quiet reflection


Easter Day 7am Ecumenical “ sunrise” service outside Greyfriars                                                                  9.30am St. Mary’s Sung Eucharist 11am Greyfriars Sung Eucharist


Lent Courses:

 Kirkcudbright Churches Together Lent Course is taking place on Tuesdays at 7pm (contact Pat Parker on 330818 for venue and details); and on Wednesdays at 2pm at David Preston’s, 103 High Street.

Lent lunches

Kirkcudbright Churches Together: Lent lunches. The Lent lunches started on Friday 28th February in the Bowling Club at 12.30. Greyfriars will be providing soup for the first two weeks. Proceeds to Save the Children Fund. Doreen

The Right Reverend Kevin Pearson

Advance Notice: The Right Reverend Kevin Pearson will be enthroned as the new Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway at 12 noon on Saturday 4 July, at St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow.

Fairtrade Fortnight

Here is the solution for your  Fairtrade Fortnight activity ...

90kg Rice Challenge

The 90kg Rice Challenge is the perfect activity for your congregation or community this Fairtrade Fortnight. It comes with a Challenge Pack which
contains sermon outlines, prayers, activities which talk about feeding the world and reaping a good harvest, both home and overseas.
It involves inspiring your congregation to sell 90 x 1kg bags of Kilombero Rice whilst teaching about current issues such as trade justice, sustainability,
stewardship, and caring for our planet and all its peoples. The possibilities are endless. If 90kg is too much for your congregation you can do a half Challenge of 45 kg of rice, or even just buy any amounts to support the farmers.
By taking on the 90kg Rice Challenge, you'll be helping to support some of the world's poorest people, empowering them to be able to trade their way out of poverty with dignity. In Malawi only primary education is free, and secondary education is often  far too expensive for the majority of the population to afford with less than one in three children being able to attend. Selling just 90kg of Kilombero Rice is all it takes to provide a  farmer enough of a sustainable income to run their farm, feed and clothe their family and enable them to provide a secondary education for a year.


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Holidaying on Lake Como Italy

Dear fellow Clergy and Church Officials.

Hi there!

Holidaying on Lake Como Italy

In 2020 it maybe that some of your Parishioners will holiday or travel to Lake Como Italy. It would be very much appreciated if the information on the attached flyer could be made known to your Parishioners or to the members of your wider Diocese as they and you would be very welcome at the Anglican Church of the Ascension Cadenabbia on Lake Como Italy. 

We would be pleased if you could communicate these details whether by Newspaper, Email or Social Media or whatever means you use.  

Retreat on Lake Como Italy in October 2020

The Church of the Ascension at Cadenabbia on Lake Como will be holding another Holiday Retreat attended by people from all over the world from the Anglican Communion. 

Again, any steps you can take to inform your Priests and Parishioners of this Retreat would be appreciated. A posted is also attached.

This Retreat has limited places - just 25 participants.

We would welcome and appreciate you advising us if you are able to assist in these two ways.

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With many thanks.


Rev'd Roger Williams - Chaplain at the Church of the Ascension Cadenabbia, Lake Como Italy.



A requiem will be celebrated in the Holy Cross Memorial Garden

Requiem and Service of Dedication:

The Most Revd Mark Strange, Primus and Interim Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, extends to all, a warm invitation to the Dedication Service of the new Holy Cross Memorial Garden. This will take place on Saturday, 8 February 2020. The Garden is in the grounds of St Bride’s Scottish Episcopal Church, 69 Hyndland Road, Glasgow, G12 9UX.

A requiem will be celebrated at 11.00am for all those whose remains are in the Holy Cross Memorial Garden and the Dedication Service will follow at 12.00noon. There will be a buffet lunch in the church hall immediately following the Service of Dedication to which all are welcome.

The Scottish Episcopal Churc


Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway

The Vestry and Members of the Congregation of Holy Trinity, Ayr have pleasure in inviting you to be present at the Institution of the

Reverend Martyn Trembath as Rector by The Rt. Revd. Dr. Idris Jones Retired Primus and Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway 

Thursday 6th February at 7pm in Holy Trinity Church, Fullarton Street, Ayr, KA7 1UB Clergy and Lay Readers are invited to robe.

The liturgical colour for the service is white. There will be an opportunity to meet the new Rector in the Church Hall

after the service, when light refreshments will be served. Please pray for Martyn as he prepares for his Institution. 

Please be seated by 6.45pm


RSVP by 30th January 2020


Mrs Barbara Murphy

12 Craigie Avenue



Tel:  01292 283752

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

February Seminar Reminder

As mentioned in the Christmas mailing, SCT intends to hold a seminar in February as part of its programme of support for those planning a project to their Place of Worship. This will be the 3rd such seminar and will be restricted to 70 attendees in order that we can make it as valuable to as we can. Your project can be for works to the fabric or to improve the building for the congregation and increase the use to the wider public. We expect to have advice on the day from Funders and Project Managers aimed at helping with the application process and ensuring you can keep ‘on top’ of the works.

The date has yet to be determined but we shall come back to those interested as soon as it has been decided. However, we need those who are interested to let us know by this Friday (17th) January at the latest.

Thank you.

Kind regards

Graeme Green

Admin Team





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Kirkcudbright Churches Together, Report for Vestry meeting Thursday 16th January.

I have just a few things to report since the last vestry meeting.

Carol Singing.

Just 11 of us turned up on a miserable Saturday afternoon, but we were made most welcome inside out of the rain to the venues we sang at. These were Tesco, Rhubarb, Co-op and finally the Masonic. This was followed by coffee and mince pies served in Greyfriars House, which was most welcome. We raised £66.66 which was donated to Mary’s Meals.





Advance Notice of  Marion Fraser Lecture 2020


Dr Joseph Morrow CBE QC Lord Lyon will give the 2020 Marion Fraser Lecture in The Dome Room at New Register House on Tuesday 9th June. Doors open at 4.45 when light refreshments will be available. The lecture will begin at 5.30.

The title is “Signs of Faith – Ecclesiastical Heraldry and the Lyon Court Public Registers”

Further information will follow nearer the time.



Graeme Green,

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R E A D I N G S 2020

5th January 2020

Isaiah 60:1-6

Ephesians 3:1-12

Matthew 2:1-12

23rd February 2020

Exodus 24:12-18

2 Peter 1:16-21

Matthew 17:1-9

12th January 2020

Isaiah 42:1-9

Acts 10:34-43

Matthew 3:13-17

1st March 2020

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

Romans 5:12-19

Matthew 4:1-11

19th January 2020

Isaiah 49:1-7

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

John 1:29-42

8th March 2020

Genesis 12:1-4a

Romans 4:1-5, 13-17

John 3:1-17 Or Matthew 17:1-9

26th January 2020

Isaiah 9:1-4

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Matthew 4:12-23

15th March 2020

Exodus 17:1-7

Romans 5:1-11

John 4:5-42

2nd February 2020

Malachi 3:1-5

Hebrews 2:14-18

Luke 2:22-40

22nd March 2020

1 Samuel 16:1-13

Ephesians 5:8-14

John 9:1-41

9th February 2020

Isaiah 58:1-9a.(9b-12)

1 Corinthians 2:1-12.(13-16)

Matthew 5:13-20

29th March 2020

Ezekiel 37:1-14

Romans 8:6-11

John 11:1-45

16th February 2020

Genesis 1:1 - 2.3

Romans 8:18-25

Matthew 6:25-34



At the request of the College of Bishops, a Celebration of the Eucharist to mark the 25th Anniversary of the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood in the Scottish Episcopal Church is being held on Saturday 14th December 2019 at 2.00pm, at St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth. The Rt Rev Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney, will preside at the Eucharist and the Rev Canon Dr Anne Tomlinson, Principal of the Scottish Episcopal Institute, will preach the sermon.

The service is open to any who wish to attend. If you plan to attend, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that organisers have an indication of likely numbers.

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