Hello, we are the Scottish Episcopal Church for this part of North Lanarkshire. Physically we are based in Springwell Ave in Aridrie, and are the Scottish Episcopal Church serving the whole of Monklands. However you can even live beyond that area and still come and worship here. Even if you have no idea what the Scottish Episcopal Church is, you can still come and worship here. You don’t need to join, or bring lines, or be baptised to come worship here.

We hope now you have found us on line you might also come and visit us in person, we would love to see you.

You are invited to join us for

Sunday Worship begins at 11.30am

mid-week said Eucharist begins at 11am on Wednesdays

  • The Province recommends that you take a LFT before coming to Church. Please do not attend if it is positive and follow the Scottish Government’s current guidelines.
  • You may continue to wear a mask if you wish.
  • Respect those who wish to maintain 2m distance.
  • Use sanitiser on entering & leaving the building and before & after receiving communion.
  • Communion is currently being shared in bread only.

Invitation

The Dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit who invites us to join in the dance of life and faith. This dove can be seen in our West Window.
Come with an open heart, 
come with an open mind, 
come and discover the wonder of God. 
Come to worship, 
come to pray, 
come to explore what it means to be
precious and beloved of God. 
Come to laugh, 
come to cry, 
come to lament and rejoice
through all the seasons of the year and of life. 
Come to discover God in your everyday life, 
and in the high and lows that decorate it. 
Come meet God, in word and deed, 
in song and liturgy, 
and in that meeting 
be refreshed and renewed. 
Come to meet others who are also seeking, 
others who will share your burdens 
and help you celebrate. 
Come help us find answers, 
maybe even to those questions 
we haven't yet asked 
or are too scared to ask. 
Come help us live life 
to the fullness that God offers, 
come challenge us 
to be true to the faith we proclaim. 
Come whoever you are, 
wherever you are from, 
come on your own, 
come with family or friends. 
Come for a service, 
a season, 
or for the rest of your life. 
Come and slip quietly in and out, 
come and join in - 
some things or everything. 
Come see if this is where 
God is calling you to be.

News

Angels are God’s news carriers. This angel comes from our West Window.

Diocesan Makar

Detail from our Annunciation window – see more information below.

Our priest Kirstin was appointed by Bishop Kevin to be the first Diocesan Makar, you can read the appointment announcement here and follow the Diocesan Makar Facebook page at the link below.

Makar of the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway | Facebook

A makar is a term from Scottish literature for a poet or bard, often thought of as a royal court poet, although the term can be more generally applied. The word functions in a manner similar to the Greek term ποιητής which means both maker and poet.

As Diocesan Makar involves melding faith and art, the detail above of our Annunciation window with Mary reading the Bible was selected as the image for this section of our web site. Of course the Bible wasn’t around then, Mary probably couldn’t read or write and certainly wouldn’t have possessed anything as precious as a book; they were for Kings, Queens and those of importance, not for a peasant girl. However to highlight how important Mary was, she is often shown in clothes, wearing jewellery, in a home, which would not have been her reality.

Diocesan Synod 2022 – Response to the Bishop’s Charge

Lament for Ukraine

Candlemas – 2022

Glory Upon Glory – for Christmas 2021

Advent 2021

Right Rev John M Taylor RIP

St Margaret of Scotland – 2021

All Souls/All Saints – 2021

Above is only a selection of pieces, if you would like to see more please check out the facebook page above or the Rector’s personal blog which also has items from before her appointment. Still Striving For that Elusive Halo – Words and images of a Scottish Episcopal priest. (wordpress.com)

Liturgies, Reflections and Worship Recordings

Spiritus Gladius is a Latin term used to express a spiritual endeavour, something that needs hard work and effort to achieve. This image can be seen in our St Paul & St John the Evangelist window.

Night Prayer for Lent 2022 can be found at the link below.

Lent Night Prayer

The Lent Liturgy for personal use is available at the link below.

Lent Litany

For Epiphany 7 the Rector was in Holy Name so this worship was all recorded at the Rectory. Joseph teaches us about what turning the other cheek means, long before Jesus told us we should do likewise.

Our Audio service for Epiphany 6 on the 13th February is a mixture of worship from the church and other sections recorded separately as not all that happened in Church this week was suitable for an audio recording.

Readings, Prayers and a Reflection for worship at home on Sunday 6th February.

On 30th January as well as marking Epiphany 4 we also included Candlemas in our celebrations. Below you can listen to snippets of our service.

Collect, Readings, Sermon and Intercessions for Epiphany 2. Isaiah looks forward to the time when God and God’s people will be in a perfect union, Paul writes to the Corinthians about variety of gifts and, Jesus goes to a wedding in Cana of Galilee and the wine runs out! You can listen by clicking the link or download it to listen later, or forward to someone else.

Gospel and Sermon for Holy Name 2021 – audio file can be listened by clicking below or downloaded to listen later.

A Poem for Christmas 2 Provincial Children’s Chapel.

The Stars Turned Up

Gospel and Sermon for St John the Evangelist 2021 – audio file below can be listened to or downloaded.

Liturgy for Wednesday Night Prayer for our Advent Reflections can be downloaded below. Plus later in the evening an audio file of the reflection will be added.

https://monklands.church.scot/2021/11/29/wednesday-night-prayers-aka-compline/

Prayers for the week leading up to Christmas following the tradition of The Great O’s

The Great O’s – The Scottish Episcopal Church for Monklands