Joint Charges of St Johns Johnstone and St Margarets Renfrew
Glasgow Diocesan Crest

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 25 February 2024 - Lent 2 the readings are on the pewsheet
next week is Sunday 3 March 2024 - Lent 3
Wednesday services are 2pm at St Johns and 7pm at St Margarets
All Zoom events in 2024 are here Tel: 0131 460 1196 Meeting ID: 832 4184 0407 Passcode: 076546 and *6 to unmute on the phone

Lent 2024

Fridays in Lent 7pm Stations of the Cross at St Margarets
Lent Course 730pm Tuesdays on Zoom "All of Life" zoom link above

Quiet Morning to start Lent - 930am - 12noon Saturday 17 Feburary hosted at St Margarets Church Renfrew for the Renfrewshire Region


Weekly downloads: PEWSHEET this week - Weekly INTERCESSIONS - GOSPEL Reflection
Sunday Intercessionns & Clergy/Ministry Duty Rota
Lent 2024 Newsletter of all that is happening during Lent and Holy Week this year
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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 www.stjohnsjohnstone.org.uk
945am Eucharist on Sundays
2pm Wednesday Said Eucharist
Sunday Service is streamed
Morning Prayer 9am Monday to Friday on zoom
details of Music & hymns
to donate online to St Johns use these details
St. Johns Episcopal Church Johnstone
Bank of Scotland Sort Code: 80-16-53 Acct No. 00356544
St Margarets Church, Oxford Road, Renfrew PA4 0SJ
details of our church life are on this page
St Margarets Episcopal Church website is at www.stmargaretsrenfrew.org.uk
1130am Eucharist on Sundays
7pm Wednesdays Said Eucharist
Sunday Service is streamed
Morning Prayer 9am Monday to Friday on zoom
details of Music & hymns
to donate online to St Margarets use these details
St. Margarets Episcopal Church Renfrew
Royal Bank of Scotland (Charity/Club account)
Sort Code: 83-26-22 Account Number: 00793833
Ministry Team across the Charges St Margarets - Clergy : Rector - Very Rev Reuben Preston, Hon Assistant Priest: Rev Robert Chambers
St Margarets - Lay Worship Leaders - Pat Watson & David Peden
St Johns - Clergy : Regional Curate - Rev Lisa Curtice, Rector - Very Rev Reuben Preston, Hon Assistant Priest: Rev Robert Chambers
St Johns - Lay Worship Leader - Gill Reynolds & Pastoral Assistant - Wilma Keenan

Prayers for Peace in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank


Prayers for Peace in Israel, Gaza and West Bank 2023 (pdf) a leaflet of prayers pulled together by our Curate for us to use at home and share with friends.

Quiet Morning for Renfrewshire Regional Churches
Saturday 17 February hosted at St Margarets

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The Scars of Love


And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.

(John 12.32)

Surveying our wounded world through the gaze of Jesus on the Cross,
we will reflect on the power of mercy and forgiveness to bring restoration and hope.

with Rev Dr Lisa Curtice, Regional Curate

To attend email:renfrewshirecurate@glasgow.anglican.org or text 07802 888 423

Stations of the Cross during Lent
Fridays 7pm at St Margarets

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As we follow Christ through Lent the Stations of the Cross devotion help us recall the lasy journey Jesus made with the cross and reflect upon its meaning for us today in our lives. Using sets of different stations week by week we shall use the images in church to help us to draw closer to our Lord's offering of himself for the world and pray that we may use our lives for his world here and now, The beautifully simple devotion physically walks us around the church building as we stopp and pause at each Station Image and hear a scripture reading and reflection before praying and sometimes singing before moving on to the next. With 30-40mins of reflection and spiritual feeding this devotion is a traditional Lenten discipline to help us join in the spirit of the season. Come along on any Friday and join the throng as we walk the way of the cross together and reflect on its meaning for our lives today. here in 2024.


"All of Life"

a 6 part course for the
Renfrewshire Regional Churches in Lent
Tuesdays 730pm on Zoom

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Over six weeks, the course presented in All of Life will explore a different theme each week: Liturgy and Prayer, Disability, Attitudes to and Experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic People, Attitudes to and Experiences of LGBTQ People, Vocation and Calling, and Celebrations and Community. Each week will begin with a description of a key scene from Call the Midwife, consideration of a discussion on the theme by an appropriate Christian writer, then prayer, reflection and Bible study.
Come along on any Tuesday you can using the zoom link at the top of this page. Each session is a stand-alone unit so you can dip in and out as you are able if you cannot make all of the sessions.
The Course is being led for us by Rev Dr Lisa Curtice.

St Margarets GIFT DAY - Pentecost Sunday 19 May 2024

St Margarets is seeking to raise £5000 to cover the cost of replacing the carpet in church and installing a new noticeboard in the grounds.
All the way through Eastertide we will be collecting donations to announce the grand total on Pentecost Sunday.
The Vestry hopes to be able to have the new carpet installed ready for the Pentecost celebrations.
Please give as you are able to help St Margarets be an even nicer place to gather and share in worship together.

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
The Scottish Episcopal Church NetZero2030 Action Plan is here

Baptisms/Christenings
Weddings
Funerals

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
Daily Scripture readings at the Eucharist for Year B may be found here in date order.
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

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
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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!