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Sunday Worship for 31 May 2020, Pentecost, with the Moderator

Instead of our usual Sunday service, we will be joining in a service for the whole Church of Scotland for Pentecost, on 31 May. It will be available on this page on Sunday 1 June, and will begin at 10am.

The Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rt Rev Martin Fair, will be leading the service which will include worship, prayers, music, a sermon and Bible readings.


You can also watch on the Church of Scotland website, and on our Facebook page. Our Facebook page has a captioned version of the video. A BSL version is also available- please contact us for details.

Text version of the service (PDF): click here to download

An audio version of the spoken parts of the service (not the musical sections) will be available via a telephone line. The number to call, on Sunday, is 0131 378 7895 (national rate phone number; please check your billing plan).

We will also distribute an audio version via CD to those without internet.

After the service, there will be a ‘virtual after church coffee’, when Peter and Katharina invite you to the manse via video link. Please contact us for details on how to take part.

Trailer: Moderator to host church-wide Pentecost service

Congregations across Scotland will be joining together-remotely-for a special Pentecost service on 31 May.

Rt Rev Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, will be hosting the service which will include worship, prayers, music, a sermon, Bible readings, and will close with the Moderator’s wife Mrs Elaine Fair singing The Blessing.

The Moderator is encouraging congregations and people of faith across Scotland, and beyond, to join together in worship as a whole church.

“Pentecost Sunday is an opportunity to rejoice in the birth of the church and to celebrate our togetherness as a church family,” Dr Fair said.

“It was the coming of the Spirit upon those first disciples that brought the church to life, with power and passion – and the same Spirit unites us still.”

This will be the Sunday service for Old High St Stephen’s.

Watch, listen to, or read the service here on our website on Sunday from 10am.

We will provide links on our Facebook page and Twitter account, and in an email to the congregation. We also plan to distribute audio CDs. Please contact us if you would like to receive our emails or CDs.

After the service, Peter and Katharina will host an virtual after-church coffee time from the Manse via video.

More more details, visit the Church of Scotland website.

Listen to or watch services from Old High St Stephen’s.

Thought from the Park: 6 May 2020

Our minister, Peter, shares a thought for Easter from an unsual place to walk a dog!

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter services 2020

We will have online services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday:

On Maundy Thursday we are invited to join a live service, at 7pm, led by the Rev Douglas Robertson, at Crown Church. This will be found at on  “Crown Church, Inverness” Facebook page (you don’t have to be a Facebook member to see it). It will be a communion service, and Douglas is inviting people to set up their own ‘communion table’ at home before the service starts, to share in a short but familiar Communion liturgy.

On Good Friday there will be an audio service of prayers and readings let by our Pastoral Assistant, the Rev Arthur Sinclair.

For Easter Sunday there will be an audio Sunday service led by Deacon Dot Getliffe and others from the congregation.

Both the Good Friday and the Easter Sunday services will be on Soundcloud, and there will be links from this website, on our Facebook page, and on the @invernesschurch Twitter account.

Thought from the Park for Palm Sunday

Our minister, Peter, shares a Thought from the Park on Palm Sunday

Listen to our Palm Sunday service here.

Thought from the Park: 27 March 2020

Our Minister, Peter, has a message for you: and introduces his dog, Sophie!

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