A service for Mothering Sunday

20 March 2020

Father Gareth writes:

You will all be aware that public worship has been suspended as part of the measures recommended by both the UK and Scottish government. This occurs at the most intense period in the Christian calendar, as we run up to Easter.

It is important that we stay in touch and, as a part in this, I attach the format of a way of praying at this vital period in the Church year. I suggest you might use this at around your normal service time on Sunday 22 March. You might like to print a paper copy, or have your tablet or laptop on your knee, and work through the prayers and readings.

The proposed worship is in two parts, an order of service which you can recite or say quietly and the appointed readings for the day. The order of worship will be found at this link, and the readings at this link.

The Episcopal Church is also arranging an act of worship. This Sunday’s broadcast comes from the Chapel of St Duthac, at the home of the Primus, the Most Rev Mark Strange, who will be celebrating the Eucharist. The liturgy is available now, and the on-line worship will be available from 11.00am on 22 March, both at this link.