Welcome to St James the Less Church in Penicuik!

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‘Growing in faith, love and action’

Using the gifts God has given us, we shall continually work to be a more welcoming, loving and caring church family, and to be a source of light and hope to our neighbours. We commit to being more Christ-like in all we do.

All are welcome to St James the Less, here in Penicuik; whether you are a regular or occasional church attender, whether this is the first time you have stepped inside a church or have done so throughout your life, whether you are seeking – wondering what church is all about and what relevance it has to you, or frequently feel drawn to come closer to God in worship. You are welcome, just as you are, a unique child of God. All are valued and encouraged to grow in their relationship with God.

Our Rector is the Rev’d Nicholas Bowry and can be contacted on 01968 678254 or rector.pandwl@gmail.com


Our Services:

All services currently take place on Zoom due to the Corona Virus situation.  Please email the Rector for login information.

Sunday Morning:

  • 10:30am  Holy Communion

Weekday Morning and Evening Prayer:

  • 9:00am Morning Prayer (Monday to Friday)
  • 5:30pm Evening Prayer (Monday to Friday)

Wednesday Evenings:


  • First Wednesday of the Month:  Healing Service.  If you wish someone or a situation to be prayed for please email the Rector.
  • Second Wednesday of the Month:  Christian Meditation – a time to settle, a short line of scripture, 15 minutes of silence and a closing prayer.
  • Third Wednesday of the Month:  Iona Abbey evening service liturgy
  • Fourth Wednesday of the Month – Service in the style of Taize.

9:00pm:  Compline