Prayer Solidarity Today

The July diocesan newsletter mentioned that the 24th of each month is designated for prayers for Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. The SEC is a partner in this initiative with the Church of Scotland and other bodies. Here’s what the website says: We (Church of Scotland) are joining with Christians around the world to pray for […]

Our ordinands

Elaine Garman and Rosemary Bungard will be ordained as deacons at St John’s Cathedral on Saturday 27th June at 1pm. Please pray for them as they take this important step in their ministry. They have been preparing through the Scottish Episcopal Institute and, in Elaine’s case, also the University of Aberdeen. Their formation and studies […]

Being mindful

As you may have seen in the newsletter and on Facebook, our diocesan retreat in October will be on ‘Christian Mindfulness’. Some people are sensitive to words or activities which they see as coming from outside ‘their’ tradition. True the word ‘mindfulness’ has reached the popular consciousness through, among others, the work ofJon Kabat-Zinn who took […]

Visit to the diocese by the Bishop of Zanzibar

Visit to the diocese by the Bishop of Zanzibar

Bishop Michael Hafidh of Zanzibar and their Diocesan Secretary General, Reverend Nuhu Sallanya, will be visiting the diocese from the 17th to the 20th of February 2015. The itinerary for the visit is: Tuesday 17th February (Shrove Tuesday) Lunchtime: Meeting the Bishop and Diocesan Officers 5.30pm Evensong in the Cathedral Evening – after service fund raising […]

Reverend Terry Taggart licensed to St Peter's Stornoway

Reverend Terry Taggart licensed to St Peter’s Stornoway

                                  Terry Taggart was licensed (23rd January 2015) as the new priest for St Peter’s Stornoway and St Moluag’s Eoropaidh. Bishop Kevin celebrated at the eucharist to start Terry’s ministry, and representatives from St Peter’s, the diocese and other […]

DIOCESAN SYNOD 2015 – Notice to Members

Notice is hereby given that the Diocesan Synod will be constituted on Tuesday 10th March 2015 at the Eucharist in St John’s Cathedral, Oban at 5.45pm.  The business meeting will begin with coffee at 9.00am on Wednesday, 11th March in the Scottish Association for Marine Science, Dunstaffnage PA37 1QA. Please note the new venue. The wording […]

New Priest for Episcopal Church on Lewis

New Priest for Episcopal Church on Lewis

The Revd Terry Taggart is to be the Scottish Episcopal priest for St Peter’s Stornoway and St Moluag’s Eoropaidh.  Terry, originally from Glasgow, was formerly a Detective Sergeant with Lincolnshire Police then a mediator with the Ombudsman Services whilst entering ordained ministry.  He is married to Samantha and they have two sons, one daughter and two Westie […]

1982 Liturgy

Scottish Liturgy 1982 PREPARATION Litirdi Albannach 1982DEASACHADH 1 Welcome Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. 1 Fàilte Gràs agus sìth dhuibh o Dhia ar n-athair agus ar Tighearna Iosa Crìosd. Amen. 2 Peaceor at 16 We meet in Christ’s name. Let us share his peace. 2 Sìth Tha […]

New resource for Scottish Episcopal 1982 Gaelic Liturgy

A new page has been launched on the Scottish Episcopal Church Diocese of Argyll and The Isles website with text and sound recordings for the 1982 Gaelic Eucharistic liturgy. This resource will allow a learner to understand, practise and deliver this eucharistic service. The English text is shown in parallel with the Gaelic. David McEwan, […]

Training Day Held at All Saints’ Inveraray

All Saints Inveraray was the venue for the autumn lay leadership day which this year was run by Bishop Kevin on the theory and practice of the eucharist and extended communion. It was good to see some new faces there as well as the ‘veterans’ of such occasions! Thanks to Fr Simon for offering All […]