Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Stirling

Prayer and Prayer Diary

There's so much about our church that we can pray for. Please build these suggestions into your own prayers, day by day.

Prayer Diary for April 2019

1 Mon  Gilbert of Caithness, for Ian our Bishop
2 Tue   for the victims of the attacks on the mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand
3 Wed  for the Lent Study Group meeting at the Rectory
4 Thu   for the Lent Study Group meeting in the Church Hall
5 Fri     for our Muslim friends and neighbours
6 Sat    for the victims of knife crimes and their families
7 Sun   PASSION SUNDAY for trauma surgical teams in war zones
8 Mon   for the members of Holy Trinity Vestry
9 Tue    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1945, that I consider the cost of my discipleship
10 Wed William Law, priest 1761, for Revd Christoph Wutscher, our Rector
11 Thu  for those on Walk for Parkinsons at The Kelpies
12 Fri    William Forbes, Bishop, 1634, for The Scottish Episcopal Institute
13 Sat   for HTKidz and leaders Sarah, Gen and Alistair
14 Sun PALM SUNDAY, may my 'Hosanna' be an affirmation of true discipleship
15 Mon  MONDAY IN HOLY WEEK for the patients and staff at FVRH
16 Tue   TUESDAY IN HOLY WEEK for Alistair Warwick, our Director of Music
17 Wed  WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK for 'Holy Dusters' and Mary Kenyon and floral decorators
18 Thu   MAUNDY THURSDAY for our Altar Servers: Jim, Brian, Mike & Suzanne
19 Fri     GOOD FRIDAY for the safety of vulnerable refugees and migrants
20 Sat    HOLY SATURDAY, that the depressed and fearful, may see the Light of Christ
21 Sun  EASTER DAY Sing "Alleluia!" and for members of the Choir and Music Group
22 Mon  EASTER MONDAY for the Revd Val Nellist
23 Tue   EASTER TUESDAY for Rachel Campbell our Vestry Secretary and Alternate Lay Representative
24 Wed  EASTER WEDNESDAY for those who use the Church Hall and Sarah Shaw, Convener
25 Thu  for Cathy Johnston our Lay Representative
26 Fri for Helen Kemp, Safeguarding and PVG Co-ordinator
27 Sat for Robert Nellist, our Treasurer and Diocesan PVG Officer
28 Sun EASTER 2 for those on the 'Great Stirling Walk' today
29 Mon Mark, Evangelist, for the Revd Graham Willey
30 Tue Mark Thornton, Fabric & Buildings Convener

Lenten Study Groups

Our Lent groups this year will discuss a piece of spiritual writing by Bernard of Clairvaux, that great spiritual teacher and monastic reformer of the 12th century. His work 'On Loving God' is a fascinating and quite timely step-by-step guide to a deeper love for God. Bernard's insights might help us on our own spiritual pathway, whatever speed we may be travelling at. The material we'll be using is a discussion of the original work specifically compiled for us at Holy Trinity - our very own Lent Course!

Two groups will run in parallel:

Wednesday mornings 10.30 am at the Rectory: 13, 20 and 27 March and 3 and 10 April.

Thursday evenings 8.15 pm in the Church Hall: 14, 21 and 28 March and 4 and 11 April.

If you can't attend either o the groups, why not read through the material in your own time? Copies are available from the Rector (suggested donation £5).


Prayer is a vital component in Christian life. It is central to all our services and we encourage individual prayer and prayer by informal groups.

Prayer anthology

A selection of our favourite prayers, to help you express your feelings to God and to draw comfort and support from Him.