We are a group of Scottish Episcopalian congregations who meet regularly for prayer, worship and fellowship in South East Sutherland and North East Ross-shire. We are part of the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness which is largely rural and mainly highland and quite distinct from the more urban parts of Scotland.
We are a part a reformed church, that maintains the orders of Bishop, Priest and Deacon, and which has continued to serve the people of Scotland ever since bishops were abolished in the Church of Scotland at the Reformation and our episcopal life continued independently.
We are a church which seeks to serve God and the people of Scotland, we uphold the principle of territoriality, which means we serve people everywhere, there isn’t a place we don’t care about and a place we won’t go.
What we believe is important is to provide places for prayer and worship, we welcome people who wish to share with us in the that worship and invite people to ask for prayers and to pray with us, we try to keep our churches open, to use our buildings for community use and to use community buildings as churches in our rural communities. Our worship is centred around the Communion service and we love keeping the calendar of Scottish Saints remembering them (as evidenced in the dedications of our churches) and celebrating their lives.
We are also a church which has developed the courage to talk about the difficult issues that face our society, having conversations on human sexuality, the issues of nationhood and ecology and social justice. We are a broad church, welcoming people of many different backgrounds and religious experiences and you are most welcome to join us at any of our services or in any of our activities.
If you come from the Church of England, the Church of Ireland, or the Church in Wales, the way we do things in the Scottish Episcopal Church will seem familiar. We are also part of The Porvoo Communion, and therefore in full communion with the Lutheran churches in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Estonia and Lithuania.