Episcopal Church - Canon on Marriage

A key part of this year’s General Synod was the second reading of the proposed change of the church’s Canon on Marriage (Canon 31). Following a range of contributions from a number of Synod members, General Synod voted in favour of altering the church’s Canon on Marriage to remove the definition that marriage is between a man and a woman, and add a new section that acknowledges that there are different understandings of marriage which now allows clergy to solemnise marriage between same sex couples as well as couples of the opposite sex. 

Read the full article on the Diocesan website:  www.scotland.anglican.org

 

A Pilgrimage to Whithorn 2nd September 2017

Whithorn 2017

 

The Development Team for Prayer and Spirituality offers the chance to join a Pilgrimage to Whithorn on Saturday 2nd September 2017, led by Bishop Gregor and David Wostenholm.

Transport will be arranged where possible, to arrive around mid-day at St. Martin & St Ninian’s Church, where the Eucharist will be celebrated. After lunch (please bring a packed lunch), the options will be to explore the Whithorn Museum and Iron-age Roundhouse, or for the hardy, to scramble over the rocky beach to St Ninian’s cave, before leaving for home about 4.30pm.

The pilgrimage is open to everyone, so please bring a friend and spread the word.

Will all those interested please notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Christine at the Diocesan Office, 5 St. Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2DH, Tel: 0141 221 5720, or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 20th July.

You can also see the Diocesan website:  glasgow.anglican.org/ 

 

pisky scot - A new online magazine and forum

A new online magazine and forum – pisky.scot – was launched by the church’s Information & Communication Board at this year’s General Synod. Pisky.scot is designed to be a forum for information, articles, the proactive curating of blog posts from across the Scottish Episcopal Church and beyond, and the telling of our stories through word, image, sound and video; and will hopefully provide a challenging yet safe space to encourage dialogue and debate.

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Music for a Summer Evening 31st July 2017

6.30pm ... A variety concert comprising “ Ad Hoc Baroque” (violin, piano, harpsichord, cello, recorder) including favourites such as “ Greensleeves". A violin, guitar, organ trio will also play the popular “ Ashokan Farewell”. There will also be solo violin, cello, flute, and recorder items.  

Gala week 2017

St Mary's will be opening daily during Gala week (30th July to 4th August) again this year, 10am - 4pm aprox .  Do drop in and visit us.

"Music in St. Mary’s"

Monday 31 July , 2-4pm aprox , vocals and organ

Tuesday I August 2-4pm, organ recital 

Wednesday 2 August 2-4pm , harp recital 

Thursday 3 August  2-4pm , vocals and organ/ piano 

Friday 4 August, 2-4pm , organ 

 

No admission charges , but St. Mary’s will gratefully receive any donations to our ongoing Stained Glass Windows appeal! 

 

There will be teas, coffees, and home produce. During Gala Week, the church will host an ongoing exhibition with invited local community groups including the YMCA, Royal British Legion, Scouts, Cricket Club , and Gatehouse Primary School. There will be a competition for children.  

 

Easter 2017 at St Mary's

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Easter at St Mary’s celebrating the risen Jesus through our worship lead by our rector, Rev’d Stephen Hazlett. This was preceeded by a moving Good Friday ecumenical Walk of Witness between the local churches, culminating at St. Mary’s when over 40 attended a service of Meditation and Quiet Reflection.

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Scottish Episcopal Institute launches new Journal

The new Scottish Episcopal Institute Journal is an outreach of the Scottish Episcopal Institute. The Journal highlights the thinking of clergy and laity on living lives of holiness and service as Episcopalians in Scotland in the twenty-first century. The Scottish Episcopal Church has a breadth and depth of theological acumen, liturgical expression, pastoral life and ministerial experience. The Journal hopes to share these riches in its new quarterly, peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal. Please see its first issue here.

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