Thought for the Week:
This reflection, for the first Sunday of Advent, comes from the Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
“As we enter the season of Advent we are reminded of the importance of hope.
“At this moment our society is becoming increasingly fractured. Many of us are frightened. Many of us are alone. Many of us have lost trust in our national and local institutions.
“We worry for our friends and family. We are frightened for the environment. We are increasingly disconnected from those around us.
“During this Advent season we will hear stories, reflections and prayers on the many ways the Church responds to these worries and cares. We pray for those who work to help others, especially at this time of year. We are reminded of our duty of care to our neighbours. We pray that we can find the strength to do more.
“And we pray that we will never forget hope. That we keep the Advent Candle lit. The hope of the coming of Christ.”
The Church is open daily. The formidable front door will yield as you turn the handle, and lights will come on as you enter, to welcome you.
There is level access for services, via the backdoor, through the gate at the left side of the Church.
St Andrew’s is part of the Diocese of Edinburgh within the Scottish Episcopal Church, which is itself part of the world-wide Anglican Communion
We are committed to exploring ways in which we can serve God both within our church families and in and around our local communities. We also play a full part in our town’s ecumenical ‘Churches Together’ groups, sharing occasional services and pieces of outreach work with the local Church of Scotland congregations, the Quakers and the Roman Catholics.
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