Worship Life

  • There is a 10.30am traditional service in the Church every Sunday. There are two special sections in it for children and young people, where they and the Youth Associate play an active part before they go to age-related meetings.
  • The Choir sing an introit and an anthem from September to May. The Praise Band sometimes leads one of the hymns or songs. The Scripture passages are read by members of the congregation, including young people.
  • We have less formal half-hour services at 9.30am for about six weeks in midsummer and on the first Sundays in October, November, February, April and May. They are held in our Centenary Hall and are led by various groups, including the Kirk Session and Guild, and individuals from the congregation. Some services have a theme such as Homelessness or World Church.
  • Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday in September, December, March and June at 9am and 10.30am in the church and 3pm in our modern Braid Room. The older members of our Young Church often attend our main and short Communion services.
  • Communion is also celebrated at 9.30am on Easter Day and Pentecost and after the 10.30am service on the last Sunday of the month.
  • Once a year there is a hugely attended 10.30am service for the uniformed organisations that meet in our halls. Leaders and members help in the planning and take a full part.
  • We hold two Christmas Eve Services; family worship on Christmas Day; and a “Blue Christmas” service for people who do not experience much joy at Christmas.
  • There are several all-age services during the year – in Advent, at Easter, at the end of the Young Church year and at the end of our Holiday Club in August. Leaders help the Minister prepare these services and the young people take part.
  • In Holy Week there are services from Monday to Friday, with Communion on the Thursday. These are held jointly with Morningside Parish Church; the location is year about.
  • There is a pew leaflet showing the order of service and intimations.
  • Overhead projection is used extensively.

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