Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Stirling

Services

This page gives our service times and explains the worship aids that we use. For a detailed description of our form of worship, see the Coming to church page.

Sunday Services

8.30 a.m. Holy Communion.

10.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist (except 3rd Sunday every month) or All Age Eucharist (3rd Sunday every month). Followed by coffee/tea and biscuits in the Church Hall. 

Parents are invited to take advantage of the crèche for babies and, Sunday School for young children which meets in the Church Hall during the Sung Eucharist. There is also an older youth group meeting in the church vestry, that go in after the start of the service (if you are lost, follow the people going into the door at the front of church). The children come and join their parents in Church just before Holy Communion. The All Age Eucharist on the 3rd Sunday of the month is a service for people of all ages, with some of the music accompanied by a music group rather than the organ.

Friday Service

11.00 a.m. Holy Communion with short homily and two hymns.

 

Special services for feast days, etc.

Please check the current magazine page for details.

Liturgy

When you arrive for a service, you’ll be handed three worship aids:

  • A copy of the Scottish Liturgy 1982. Please follow the link for the full text. If you haven’t been to an Episcopal Church before, you may find it helpful to read through this Liturgy beforehand to get an idea of what happens. Large print copies are available.
     
  • A copy of Common Praise. This is the hymn book that we use, although some of our hymns are now printed out on the weekly service sheet (see below). Occasionally, you may receive Mission Praise or another book. Large print copies of Common Praise are available.
  • A service sheet detailing the order of service and containing collects (group prayers) for the day and the words of any songs that are not in the issued hymn book.

If you’re in any doubt about what to do, please don’t be afraid to ask the people handing out the books! They’ll be happy to help. Many of our visitors haven’t been in an Episcopal Church before or else belong to Anglican-Episcopal churches which use different liturgies.