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 on zoom Monday to Friday

This coming Sunday is:- Sunday 7 August - Pentecost 9 the readings are on the pewsheet
next week is Sunday 14 August - Pentecost 10 - BACK PACK SUNDAY
Wednesday services are in the church buildings in-person
7pm is In-Church only at Renfrew during St Johns building works
All Zoom & Telephone events in 2022 are here Tel: 0131 460 1196 Meeting ID: 832 4184 0407 Passcode: 076546 and *6 to unmute on the phone

Monthly Newsletter is now being produced locally to pick up in Church back copies can be found on the archive page
Weekly downloads: PEWSHEET - Weekly INTERCESSIONS - GOSPEL Reflection
Sunday Intercessions
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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 - Rev Robert Chambers
details of Music & hymns

Renovation works from 6 June 2022 for approx 12 weeks
No services will be streamed at St Johns during the works.
St Margarets Church, Oxford Road, Renfrew PA4 0SJ
details of our church life are on this page
1130am Eucharist - Rev Robert Chambers
details of Music & hymns

14 August 2022

Back Pack Sunday Blessing Service image

BACK PACK Sunday - getting ready for the start of a new term and year

On BACK PACK Sunday we invite all of our learners for the year ahead - young and older alike - to bring their BACK PACK to church for the Service of Blessing, as we dedicate our learning and study to God for the year ahead. We pray that we may grow in knowledge and skills to help us in life. We pray for those who will support and teach us during the coming months. And we pray for the gift of perseverance for the time we will find things difficult.

School children, High school Teens and College learners and Uni students all invited along as well as any mature students beginning a new year too!

Teachers, lecturers, Support Staff, Anxiliary Staff and Grounds-people and Govenors and even Inspectors are invited to come and dedidate your year ahead to God and all that is good and wholesome in our lives.

See you there at St Margarets!

15th Lambeth Conference 2022
26 July – 9th August 2022

Lambeth Conference 2022

Bishops from across the Anglican Cmmunion gather to meet in Canterbury.
Lambeth Conference website is here

Please explore the website and discover what and how our Bishops will be representing us from the Scottish Episcopal Church.
We pray for Bishop Kevin and Elpseth as they represent our United Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway.
May they make friends across the communion to help us grow in faith and witness,
Lambeth Conference Prayer diaryhere

Provincial SEC Appeal
Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

please support online

Ukraine in 2022

Across Scotland in the SEC everyone in every diocese is also asked to support the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal.
For more details on the Provincial support for the humaniarian appeal for Ukraine plese see the National SEC website here

Thank you for your support.
May peace come to the Ukraine and may our World Leaders have wisdom in the decisions they make.

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 is now being produced locally to pick up in Church, back copies can be found on the archive page
Weekly downloads: PEWSHEET - Weekly INTERCESSIONS - GOSPEL Reflection
Archive of previous weeks downloadable resources - Archive of online worship has now been removed
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!