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Welcome to St James the Less Episcopal Church, Bishopbriggs.

We hope you will find something of interest on these pages and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our services or other events.

Craft Group

Craft group starting once a fortnight in the hall at 2-3.30pm on Tuesday 31st October 2017.

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Mid-week service.

A new mid-week Communion Service will be starting this week. It will be at 11am on Thursday. Note new time.

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New Rector for St James

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Paul Watson was instituted as our new rector on Saturday 26th August. Do have a look at the photos on facebook. It was good to see the church really full for this very special service. We were delighted to welcome some members of Paul’s previous congregations in Aberdeen, and others from St Ninian’s Pollokshields where he had trained as a curate, as well as family, friends and well-wishers gathered from far and wide. We are really pleased that Bishop Gregor was able to come and take his full part in the proceedings as his recovery develops.

Paul was previously the Rector of St Devenicks, Bieldside and St Clement’s, Mastrick in the the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney. He trained in Scotland and served his curacy at St Ninian’s, Pollokshields before spending time in Sri Lanka.

Before coming to St James the Less, Paul wrote:

It is good to finally write to you and bring you greetings from Ina and I. It is quite fitting that this is being announced on Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate both the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the church. A new season awaits us all as we journey and grow together over the coming years. Ina and I are sure about God’s call to come and serve you as your Rector and are very grateful for the generous and open-hearted way that your vestry approached the interview and selection process. We are very aware of how much we have to learn from all of you and your long experience of witnessing faithfully in an area that will, too, become our home shortly.

Meanwhile, be assured of our prayers in the coming months that you will make the most of what remains of this very rich interregnum period and that God will inspire you with a vision of himself and his love for you and the community within which you live.

With my kindest regards,

Paul Watson

 

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St James the Less Congregational Profile

As part of the process for recruiting our new Rector, the Vestry has prepared a Congregational Profile to assist potential applicants to learn more about the church.  In addition to the profile there is a person description and an outline 3 year budget.

If you wish to submit an application or seek further details, all contact should be made through the Vestry Secretary Mrs W M Petrie at petriecw@virginmedia.com.

St James Congregational Profile PDF version with Budget

 

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New Year Honour for Ann Glenesk

Congratulations to Ann Glen-Esk on her award of a British Empire Medal in recognition of her prison and community work.
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From the Evening Times:
 A spokeswoman for The Scottish Prison Service said:
Ann has been involved with HMP Low Moss since its opening back in 2012 and it is those in our care, as well as their families, who benefit from her hard work and long-standing dedication which this award recognises.”
 Ann says:
The British Empire Medal in my name represents the willingness of a host of folk to come together, to have fun and at the same time do a wee bit of good – often difficult to quantify, but reassurance comes in spades from the most unlikely sources. Victims of crime deserve justice, perpetrators of crime deserve punishment from courts. Rehabilitation, support for families in prisons can be aided by a friendly smile, chat and a willingness of us all to notice and respect our neighbours in whatever context.
Thanks to Scottish Episcopal Church, Mother’s Union and the amazing Low Moss Volunteer Group and staff of HMP Low Moss.
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