St. Columba’s
Scottish  Episcopal  Church

Queen Street
IV12 4AA

Registered Charity No. SC 016094

Rector:  The Dean, The Very Rev. Alison J Simpson


St.Columba’s in Exile !

The Church is open Sunday Eucharist at 10:30am. 10am and
Also Wednesday from 3pm until 5pm for private prayer.
We hope to resume Wednesday Eucharists on the 19th August at 10am.
Please tell Deacon Kathryn (01667 451269) if you wish to attend the Eucharist.

Dear Friends, Sunday services are up and running at our usual time of 10.30am. Please contact Kathryn and tell her (01667 451269) if you want to come to church. I know it is a pest to do this every week but it means you don’t have to sign into the church when you arrive and it allows us to comply with the church and government guidelines. Please remember and bring your liturgy book if you have received one!!!.
Social distancing rules apply, wear a mask to come in and out and the stewards will keep you right from there. There is no singing (yet!) but we will have music and we also have some technology which enables us to show you the liturgy and the notices on a digital screen – thanks to Michael and Pat Ellison for helping us with this. Similarly, if you want to spend some time in the church for prayer and reflection on Wednesdays, bring your facemask and you might like to bring your own prayer book with you and if you want to be there for a little while, you might like to bring a cushion – there are no runners on the pews any more. Please appreciate that the church is not going to look quite like you remember, but we have tried to make it as homely as we can. And, it goes without saying, please listen and be guided by the stewards, they are there to keep everyone safe.

SERVICES – Sunday Eucharist will be a shortened service and initially, it will just be the celebrant participating. Communion will be in one kind only and we will explain when you come how you will receive your communion. Wednesday midweek services will resume on  19th  August at 10am and that service will also be in the church for the time being. You will not need to phone Kathryn for the Wednesday service but you will need to sign in when you come.
We are preparing a protocol for home communion so we can take the sacrament to those who feel anxious or unable to come to church at this time. This news sheet and the Sunday online reflections will continue as will the study group.

Sunday Coffee – People at church on Sunday indicated that they would like to have coffee after the service. We are working on this and hopefully will have a protocol ready for Sunday 9th August.

Please continue to pray for the life of our congregation and our community, particularly those whose lives have been affected by the virus, those whose treatment and operations have been delayed and all the traders and businesses in the town and the surrounding area are, like us, adjusting to a different reality.

St Columba's South Windows



Is there anyone who would be interested in being added to the Rotas for reading or being a side person
or even doing intercessions on a Sunday, if so, please let Dean Alison know.

The Rector is away until the 25th October, contact details are given on the answer phone.



Approved Accounts 2019 / 2020

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We would be delighted to hear from you with suggestions of future fund
raising events. Please talk to Jen, Linda Wilma or Josephine
on the Social committee.