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

This coming Sunday is:- Sunday 14 July 2024 - Pentecost 8 the readings are on the pewsheet
next week is Sunday 21 July 2024 - Pentecost 9
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

Weekly downloads: PEWSHEET this week - Weekly INTERCESSIONS - GOSPEL Reflection
Sunday Intercessionns this week & Clergy/Ministry Duty Rota
Scottish Episcopal Church Crest
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
2pm Wednesday Said Eucharist
Sunday Service is streamed
Morning Prayer 9am Monday to Friday on zoom
details of Music & hymns
please donate online to St Johns using 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
1130am Eucharist on Sundays
7pm Wednesdays Said Eucharist
Sunday Service is streamed
Morning Prayer 9am Monday to Friday on zoom
details of Music & hymns
please donate online to St Margarets using 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
150 years History event poster

Revealling 150 years of St Johns & Goodbye to Rev Lisa as Curate

Come and join in this event to celebrate the last 150 years of St Johns and say goodbye to Rev Lisa Curtice as the Renfrewshire Regional Curate
Our recent story telling project, headed up by Lisa Curtice, has helped us to learn more about the great history
of St Johns from its very beginnings, and plot its progress through the decades to the current day.
From 3pm to 5pm on Sunday 21 July we will hear and see snippets of that history through words, image, music and prayer, as well as share in tea and cake as we both learn more of the last 150 years and also acknowledge the great contribution Lisa has made to the life of our Renfrewshire Region. Lisa will be moving on to become the Priest-in-Charge of the Heartland Charge on 1 August 2024.
Come and enjoy the stories, the friendship and the thanksgiving as we commemorate these great milestones in our life.
We look forward to seeing you!

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.

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


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
LGBT rainbow Bible and Cross and hand
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!