Welcome to St James the Less Penicuik

New contact information.          Please direct all enquiries regarding St James the Less to the Rector, Rev’d Nick Bowry. Contact him on 01968 678254 or email: rector.pandwl@gmail.com

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This service has been pre-recorded and is available on youtube in two parts: a liturgy (first link) and a sermon (second link).  https://youtu.be/XKYUpoI9Kb8           https://youtu.be/P7p5Ju1eevk


This service has been pre-recorded and is available on a youtube link: the url for the service is given  next.                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjEiTuTArCg             Due to copyright, no hymns are embedded in the video. The suggested hymns to listen to are available after the link to the Eucharist.  Follow the next link if you wish to see or print out the Eucharist in advance.  Eucharist 1982 St James Maundy Thursday

At the beginning of the service: Lord Jesus Christ You Have Come To Us         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA_g98O42Q4 

After the epistle and before the reading of the gospel: A New Commandment      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy7W8avIXIY 

After holy communion and before the thanksgiving prayer: Stay With Me  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCr2tn4yYKY

After watching the stripping of the altar: Psalm 22 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr6qqs9zl1E

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We welcome you if you’re just popping your head round the door, hoping to find a sense of God’s presence or to see what goes on here. If you can’t wait to get involved in the worshipping and social life of this community, we welcome you too.

We welcome you if you love sitting in empty churches, if you love listening to all sorts of live music and if you fear you’ll be struck by lightning should you cross the threshold. (We’ve never seen it happen yet!)

We welcome you if you long to be loved but aren’t sure you’re worth it. We’re working on loving and being loved too.

We welcome you if you have a million questions and can’t wait to strike up a conversation, and we welcome you if you’re hoping to slip in and out quietly without having to speak to anyone.

Through history, the Scottish Episcopal Church has lived through times of persecution and regulation by strict laws, so if you’re not sure of your place in society today, you’re welcome to sit with us.

You’re welcome here when you’re bursting with joy and when you’re barely holding it together. You’re welcome as a babe in arms and doddering on your zimmer-frame. You’re welcome as a university professor and as a person for whom words are meaningless.

Most of all, we welcome you!