Joint Charges of St Johns Johnstone and St Margarets Renfrew
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The Scottish Episcopal Church

United diocese of Glasgow and Galloway

Welcome to the Joint Charges of
St Johns Church, Johnstone and St Margarets Church, Renfrew

All ONLINE and streamed services at St Johns and St Margarets
Monday to Friday LIVE ONLINE Morning Prayer 9am is here

This coming Sunday is:- Sunday 28 November 2021 - ADVENT SUNDAY the readings are on the pewsheet
next week is Sunday 5 December 2021 - ADVENT 2
Wednesday services are in the church buildings in-person,
2pm is in-Church & telephone Church - 7pm is In-Church and on Zoom
Morning Prayer 9am Monday - Friday on the zoom link below the text of the service will be shared on screen
Friday 8pm COMPLINE on the telephone - dial in using the zoom telephone number and details below - unmute yourself using *6
All Zoom & Telephone events in 2021 are here Tel: 0131 460 1196 Meeting ID: 832 4184 0407 Passcode: 076546 and *6 to unmute on the phone

Monthly Newsletter:December 2021 back copies are on the archive page
All services in the buildings are recorded and put online - there are seats available if you do not wish to appear in the recordings
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Photo of St Johns Church Johnstone
Photo of St Margarets Church Renfrew
St Johns Church, Floors Street, Johnstone PA5 8QS
details of our church life are on this page
St Johns Episcopal Church website is at
945am Eucharist on Sundays - no capacity restrictions
details of Music & hymns
this service will be streamed live
St Margarets Church, Oxford Road, Renfrew PA4 0SJ
details of our church life are on this page
1130am Eucharist on Sundays - no capacity restrictions
details of Music & hymns
this service will be streamed live
AGM Sunday 14 November after the service and on zoom
Tribute page to the late Alex Bruce RIP

Advent begins on Sunday 28 November - take a look at our Advent page here and download details
to help you make an Advent ring of candles and share in the prayers week by week

The ADVENT group will meet on Wednesdays at 745pm to 9pm in St Margarets and on zoom.
The Book we are using this year is Journeying towards Jesus in Advent and can be ordered by clickig the link.

Responding to the Climate Crisis in faith, hope and charity

Polar bear stuck on broken ice - There is no planet B - Child holding up a picture of the globe - Burned tree, green tree
Our Responses to the Climate Crisis Action Plan of the General Synod is here
We are asking every group, household and individual in the Charges to make a response.
Response sheets WORD, PDF, ODT fill your form in and send it in for inclusion on this website.
Responses are welcomed from, children, individual adults, huseholds, families and groups.
These may be updated as the years of the coming decade advance and our ability to engage changes.


A ministry for you

In the Scottish Episcopal Church we believe in marking the significant moments in life well. Baptisms can take place for people of any age 0-110! and mark the beginning of the Christian pilgrimage on earth and your formal entry into the life of the worldwide Church. Our Wedding Services are very flexible and allow for the selection of the readings and prayer that suit your circumstances best whether a young couple marrying for the first time or for a couple coming to Scotland to marry in church having not been able to in another country. With the selection of traditional rituals available you can make your celebration one that works for you and your life now. As our loved ones die and we wish to mark their passing as unique individuals, the SEC Funeral Services provide the perfect framework for saying goodbye and remembering with dignity and joy lives which were shared with us. If you would like to discuss any of these ministries please contact the Rector who will be pleased to help you create a dignified and profound event suited to you.

The Lectionery and Calendar of the Scottish Episcopal Church can be found here
it contains details of the readings set for each day of the year and all the festivals and celebrations we shall observe in 2021

You can support the ongoing work of the SEC through a Legacy in your Will
See the Provincial website page -> Leave a Legacy for further details

Monthly Newsletter download:December 2021 back copies can be found on the archive page
Weekly downloads: PEWSHEET - Weekly INTERCESSIONS - GOSPEL Reflection
Archive of previous weeks downloadable resources - Archive of our ONLINE SERVICES
Streaming of the Provincial SEC weekly Service can be found here.
Daily Prayer in the Scottish Episcopal Church is an important part of our spiritual life and can be followed here
CORONAVIRUS - please note that the SEC has issued instructions for Charges regarding the coronavirus for church gatherings here.
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We are churches of all sorts of families and households. There are people who come to church alone, with friends, with partners, wives, husbands.....and their dog. The Scottish Episcopal Church welcomes people of all sexualities, discovering who we are is a life-long process for all of us. Both of the churches in this United Benefice welcome LGBT people, their friends and partners. We have worked hard at being a safe space for people to come and discover the depth of their faith, to feed on the jewels of the scriptures and feast on the sacraments. Same-sex couples can be married in both churches too. Come and join us with your household to find out more about belonging in the Scottish Episcopal Church - you are welcome!