On Sundays the community of St James the Less gathers for worship at 10.30am. Most Sundays this is a Communion Service using the 1982 Scottish Episcopal Church Liturgy and following the readings set in the revised common lectionary. We enjoy an eclectic mix of music during worship, from old victorian favourites to new worship songs some of which are written by members of the church right here in Penicuik. You are always welcome to join us!
On the 3rd Sunday of each month we make a special effort to enable people of all ages to worship together. This service might suit parents of pre-school children particularly well. Why not come along and see whether it suits you?
On other Sundays we spend part of the service all together, but separate into (senior) and young church for the teaching section. This gives us all the opportunity to learn more about the Bible and grow in faith in the ways we are most comfortable.
Sometimes there is a 5th Sunday of the month. Unless this happens to be the date of a major festival, we sing choral Matins or other service of musical praise and sharing God’s word. All are welcome at his service too.
Each Wednesday we hold a simple, said service of communion in our Peace Chapel. All are welcome!
On the first Wednesday of each month We offer a service with prayers and anointing for healing. Lasting just half an hour , this service is great if you are looking for a quiet space to be with God. It is not compulsory to receive healing, so don’t be afraid to come along and see what’s going on. Within our tradition it is also possible to receive anointing on behalf of someone you are concerned for.
For more information about the community here at St James the Less, please feel free to download our latest issue of Outreach.