St James the Less is a member of the Glasgow and Galloway Diocese of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Please see www.glasgow.anglican.org for more information.
The Scottish Episcopal Church has seven historic dioceses covering the whole of Scotland bearing witness to faith today, and tracing a history back to the earliest known Christians in Scotland. The Scottish Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican communion, which means those visiting from the Church of England, the Episcopal Church USA and other sister denominations across the world will feel very at home with our worship. The Scottish Episcopal Church is also part of the Porvoo Communion of churches. More information can be found at www.scotland.anglican.org
What makes the Scottish Episcopal Church different? –
- Is governed by bishops, one of whom is elected by the other bishops to be Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
- Acknowledges the equal ministry of men and women.
Has Communion (Eucharist) each week to which all baptised Christians are welcome
- The Rector (known in other traditions as Minister or Vicar or Priest) usually wears robes, as do the Servers and the Lay Reader.
- Believes in the interaction of Scripture, Reason and Tradition.