St Andrew’s, Tain Open Day – 30th June

St Andrew’s Church

Open Day

Thursday 30th June

Outside the Church

As part of Tain Gala Week, St Andrew’s Church is throwing open its doors to allow you to look around, have refreshment, listen to organ music and, if you wish later on join us in prayer.

2-4pm

Informal organ music and the chance to enjoy this beautiful historic building.

Did you know there are a whole lot of mice carved into the woodwork within the church?

Refreshments

Sandwiches, strawberries and cream, home bakes, tea and coffee.

No charge but donations welcome

5pm

Evening prayer (shared via zoom for the wider congregation)

6pm

Holy Eucharist.

Everyone welcome.

Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving – 5th June 2022

Service of Thanksgiving for

The Platinum Jubilee of

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

at 8pm

on Sunday 5th June 2022

in Tain Parish Church

service led by

Rev Canon James Currall

All are very Welcome

Prayer for the Queen’s Jubilee

The Queen’ Platinum Jubilee celebrations take place from 2-5 June, marking Her Majesty’s 70 years of service as Monarch.

A prayer has been prepared by the Liturgy Committee to mark the occasion. It has been approved by the College of Bishops for use in their dioceses.

Prayer for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Almighty and eternal God,
you uphold and govern all things 
both in heaven and on earth, 
and by your grace alone kings and queens do reign.
 
We thank you for all the blessings which you have bestowed upon us 
throughout the reign of our sovereign lady, Queen Elizabeth, 
whom you have set over us these threescore years and ten.
 
We thank you for the wisdom of her guidance and her love of peace, 
for the care and devotion with which she has served her people, 
for the example of her gracious life.
 
As we rejoice before you with thankful hearts, 
we pray that we may ever be united in love and service to one another, 
as people called to live according to your will, 
for the good of all the world, 
and the glory of your great name, 
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Service of Thanksgiving

There will be a Service of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty’s life and reign at Tain Parish Church on Sunday 5th June at 8pm – all are welcome.

CONFIRMATION at PENTECOST!

On Sunday 5th June (the day of Pentecost) we will be delighted to welcome our beloved Bishop Mark to St Finnbarr’s, Dornoch. We have a number of candidates who will be confirmed and first communions will also take place at this service.

If you are interested in confirmation, first communion or re-affirmation of faith, you are most welcome to join one of our preparation courses taking place in the month of May. Please let Fr Simon know if you would like to take part by emailing ihssimonscott@gmail.com or call 01408 633614 and leave a message!

What is Confirmation?

Your baptism marked the start of your relationship with Jesus Christ. Your soul was changed permanently and you were filled with grace from God. Through Confirmation, the Holy Spirit strengthens these graces, gives you more of them and seals them all inside you – like a carefully wrapped present! This brings you closer to Christ and better prepares you to face the daily challenges of Christian life.

You might want to consider Confirmation if you have ‘moved’ to the Episcopal Church from another denomination – have a chat with one of our clergy team!

What is First Communion?

First Communion is one of the holiest and most important occasions in a person’s life. It is the first time that a person receives the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, which is the eating of consecrated bread and drinking of consecrated wine. Many children receive their First Communion when they’re 8 or 9 years old, because this is considered the age of reason. Older people can receive communion for the first time too!

What is ‘Re-affirmation of Faith’?

Re-affirmation of Faith can be really helpful to those who feel a bit like they have lost their way. Do you feel like you have fallen out of touch with your faith? Re-affirming your faith in Jesus Christ publicly can help re-balance your life. Speak to one of our clergy team if this sounds like something you’d be interested in!

CLERGY TEAM CONTACTS:

Rev Lizzie Campbell – through one of the other clergy below

Rev Canon James Currall – 01862 881737

Fr Simon Scott – 01408 633614

Holy Week and Easter 2022

DayTimePlaceService or Event
Palm Sunday
10th April
8:30am
11 am
11 am
4 pm
Lairg
Dornoch
Tain
Brora
Liturgies of the Palms and Passion
Liturgies of the Palms and Passion
Liturgies of the Palms and Passion
Liturgies of the Palms and Passion 
Holy Monday
11th April
10 am
7 pm
Zoom + Tain
Zoom + Tain
Morning Prayer (SPB)
Evening Prayer (SPB) 
Holy Tuesday
12th April
10 am
7 pm
Zoom + Tain
Dornoch
Morning Prayer (SPB)
Evening Prayer and Benediction
Holy Wednesday
13th April
9 am
10:30am
7 pm
Zoom + Tain
Dornoch
Tain
Morning Prayer (SPB)
Eucharist
Stations of the Cross
Maundy Thursday
14th April
9 am
11:30am
7 pm
Zoom + Tain
Inverness_Cathedral
Tain
Morning Prayer (SPB)
Diocesan Chrism Mass
Mass of the Lord’s Supper and Watch
Good Friday
15th April
9 am
10 am
2 pm
7 pm
Zoom + Tain
Tain Rose Garden
Brora
Tain
Morning Prayer (SPB)
Tain Churches – Hot Cross Bun Event
Good Friday Reflections 
Tenebrae
Holy Saturday
16th April
10 am
8 pm
Zoom + Tain
Dornoch
Morning Prayer (SPB)
Easter Vigil & First Mass of Easter 
Easter Day
17th April
8:30am
11 am
11 am
4 pm
Lairg
Dornoch
Tain
Brora
Easter Eucharist
Easter Eucharist
Easter Eucharist
Easter Eucharist

All are very welcome at any of the service or events listed. If you need more detail, then please get in touch.

Sunday 27th March – Mothering Sunday

Tomorrow, Sunday 22nd March, there will be a services at 11am in St Andrew’s, Tain and St Finnbarr’s, Dornoch for Mothering Sunday.  There will also be a Service of Prayer for World Peace in St Columba’s, Brora at 4:00pm.

 

Mothering Sunday

Since it is Mothering Sunday, there will be posies of spring flowers for all, so take this opportunity to Bring a Friend to share in the joyous celebration of the Family of the Church.  A huge thank you to those who even at this moment are making posies for everyone to take for their mother or a friend or whoever might appreciate it at this, the midway point of Lent.

As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Isaiah 66:13

Don’t forget that the clocks go forward tomorrow, because it would be a great shame if you turned up just as everyone was leaving!  Also Alistair Risk begins his ‘Sleep Out‘ in the church grounds of St Columba’s after the service there, to raise money to buy Shelter Boxes to house refugees displaced by the war in Ukraine.

Prayer for Peace – Sunday 27th March – Brora

A Service of Prayer, Music and Reflection

The next in our series of special services for Peace in our World, remembering especially the people of Ukraine and the neighbouring countries, will be

in

St Columba’s Episcopal Church, Brora

on

Sunday 27th March

at 4:00pm

Anyone who wishes to join us

Reflecting on and Praying for Peace

is most welcome.

After the Service Alistair Risk will begin his five nights of camping to support the Rotary Club of East Sutherland in raising funds to send Shelterboxes to Poland and wherever needed – each complete with tents for 8 people, bedding, cooking and eating utensils, First Aid equipment, Toys and books as well as tools and axes & a water tank, so that a family can survive in some sort of comfort for up to a year. There will be a retiring collection after the service in support of Alistair’s efforts.

Prayer for Peace – Tuesday 8th March – Ardgay

A Service of Prayer, Music and Reflection

The next in our series of special services for Peace in our World, remembering especially the people of Ukraine and the neighbouring countries, will be

in

Kincardine Church of Scotland, Ardgay

on

Tuesday 8th March

at 5:30pm

Anyone who wishes to join us

Reflecting on and Praying for Peace

is most welcome.

There will be a retiring collection for the UNHCR.

A Service of Prayer for Peace in God’s World

Given the tension that now exists across Europe and beyond, it seems appropriate that we should have a series of special services for Peace in our World, remembering especially the people of Ukraine and the neighbouring countries.

The first such service will be

A Service of Prayer, Music and Reflection

in

St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Tain

on

Friday 4th March (the World Day of Prayer)

at 7:30pm

Anyone who wishes to join us

Reflecting on and Praying for Peace

is most welcome.

There will be a retiring collection for the UNHCR.