Welcome to the website of St Ninian’s Scottish Episcopal Church  earDisabled

From Easter Sunday St Ninian’s will open for public worship on Sundays only
Social distancing, now reduced to 1 metre from 25 July, still means the numbers of persons who can attend remains  limited.

 Still under constant review, there will be just one service of Holy Communion at 10.30am each Sunday.  
With the gradual easing of restrictions by the Scottish government and with the approval of our College of Bishops as from 25 July we are able to move to 1 metre spacing in church and can also sing (still wearing masks). Cantors will sing behind perspex screens. Changing to 1 metre spacing means that more can attend but space is still limited and other measures described on the booking page remain.
To access the online booking page CLICK HERE
The Wednesday service will continue to be A Service of the Word on Zoom at 10.00am

May 2021

 We continue to worship God and care for each other. 


Our church garden is always open, please enjoy it - and the peace and space it offers - if you can.


Online Services on the Provincial website are continuing

Full details are on the Sunday Worship page link below.

Every Sunday there is an online Celebration of the Eucharist at 11.00am, also available for later viewing (Scottish Episcopal Church’s Sunday Worship ), and we light a candle in a window at 7.00pm in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and as a sign of hope, of light in darkness.
The Thursday evening Service of the Word - prayers and Bible readings - has been discontinued, but this link will take you to the page on the Provincial website where you can find the Daily Offices of both Morning and Evening Prayer which are updated daily  Click Here . Open  Spirituality at the top of the page where you will find the full text of the service. Also .see the News section on the same page for other online services which may be available.

God of love and hope,
you made the world and care for all creation,
but the world feels strange right now.
The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.
Some people are worried that they might get ill.
Others are anxious for their family and friends.
Be with them and help them to find peace.
We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists, 
and all who are working to discover the right medicines to help those who are ill.
Thank you that even in these anxious times, you are with us.
Help us to put our trust in you and keep us safe.


Prayer Requests:
[Clergy at St Ninian’s will use the Paschal Candle as a focus for prayer for those directly, or indirectly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Family and friends can email a prayer request for their loved one, or for someone for whom they are concerned to prayer@stninians-edinburgh.org.uk .]

We are part of the Scottish Episcopal Church, which is an independent member of the world-wide  Anglican Communion. We’re Scottish because we trace our history back to Celtic Saints like Ninian and Columba, and the earliest known Christian communities in Scotland, and Episcopal because we maintain a form of church order of bishops, priests and deacons.  St Ninian’s belongs to the  Diocese of Edinburgh, one of seven dioceses  covering the whole of  Scotland  and bearing witness to our faith today.

The Scottish Episcopal Church is present in communities across  Scotland and has become known for its involvement in the social  issues affecting Scottish society, for its members engage in roles of active Christian leadership on peace, justice and human rights issues as well as having pastoral and educational roles. The Church works with other Christian denominations, faith, and belief communities in Scotland.


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Site Last updated: 25 July 2021

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