St. Columba’s
Scottish  Episcopal  Church

Queen Street
Nairn
IV12 4AA

Registered Charity No. SC 016094

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

CHURCH WEBSITE: www.stcolumbasnairn.co.uk
FACEBOOK PAGE: www.facebook.com/StColumbasNairn/
DIOCESAN WEBSITE: www.moray.anglican.org

St.Columba's is Open for Service's

The Church is open for Sunday Eucharist at 10:30am.

We are now taking the sacrament at he altar.
(Please let us know if you need a gluten free wafer)

Please be guided by the stewards.

Wednesday Eucharists begins at 10am. Services are in the church.

Any names for the Prayer List should be given to the Steward or to the person leading
intercessions. There is a list in the porch of those leading prayers.

The childrens area of the church is now partly restored and there are crayons, books and some toys for the children.

Dear Friends, Sunday services are up and running at our usual time of 10.30am. Please remember and bring your liturgy book if you have received one!!!.
Social distancing rules apply, wear a mask if you wish to, to come in and out and the stewards will keep you right from there. 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 be at 10am and that service will also be in the church for the time being.
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.

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.

Is there anyone interested in stewarding our services please speak to the Rector. Likewise if you would like to resume reading or leading intercessions please speak to Alison.

Childrens Area of the church is now partly restored and there are crayons, books and some toys for the children.

St Columba's South Windows

 

Notes

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.

IONA PILGRIMAGE
Booking forms for our next Pilgrimage are available at the back of the church.

Our on line study and prayer group meet on a Tuesday at 11am.
If you wish to join in, please email Pat Ellison for details on

E:mail pat.ellison1947@gmail.com



COMMITTEE 2022-23
Chair            : Dean & Rector Alison Simpson
Treasurer               : Michael Lyons  Stevenson
Elected Members  : Josephine Collins, Lin Gorman, Sheila Lyons and Elsie Tough
Lay Representative         : Jen Abbott
Alternate Rep.              : Linda Gordon
People’s Warden           : Alan Lohoar
Rector’s Warden            : Susan Baldie

Flower Donations:- We are allowed to have flowers in church once again.If you would like to make a donation
towards the cost of flowers, please put your donation in an envelope marked "Flower Fund Donation"
and put it with the collection in the basket on the Font at the backof the church. Thank you.

 

 

 

We are looking for volunteers to host small garden parties during the summer
to help raise funds for our church. If you are interested , please contact Linda or Jen

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.

Board Games continues in the hall on Tuesday 30th Jan at 2pm.

The Feast of Candlemas will be celebratedon Sunday 4th February.

Midweek services will now be in the Hall at 10am rather than the Church.

Ash Wednesday is on the 14th February and there will be a Eucharist
with the imposition of Ashes at 10am and 7.30pm. Anyone wishing to
leave palm crosses for making into ashes can do so by putting them
on the table at the back of the church.

 

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