Today, 17 March 2020, the College of Bishops have instructed us to cease all church services until further notice. This includes all small groups. We hope that there will be opportunities for us to worship online and we shall notify you with details of that when it is available.
As I am considered high risk I shall be self-isolating for the next 12 weeks. However, I shall still be working at keeping in touch with the whole family of St Fillan’s. If I can help in any way, or you just need to chat, please do phone or email me.
At St Fillan’s we are seeking to live out the Christian life and to share that life with others; through our worship, our social events, and our involvement with the local community. We hope to be a welcoming and inclusive community: a place where all will find prayer, song, silence and sacrament; and a safe place for all, irrespective of age, race, gender, tradition, sexuality, disability or health. Old and young and all in between are most welcome. We use a Loop System on Sunday for those who are hard of hearing.
Our rector is The Rev’d Canon Ruth Innes. We also enjoy the occasional assistance of our retired Non-Stipendiary priest Rev Anthea Griggs.
St. Fillan’s buildings are well used during the week by a variety of local community groups, and it means a lot to the congregation that we can serve the local community in this way. The hall is available for occasional use at various times. Enquiries to the booking address in Contacts.
The Sung Eucharist is at 10.00am each Sunday morning.
On Wednesday mornings we have a Eucharist at 10.00am in the chapel followed by coffee in the rectory.
St Fillan’s is a Fair Trade Church. We use fairly traded products for our refreshments after services. We have a fair trade volunteer in our congregation, through whom a range of foodstuffs and gifts may be bought. There is an occasional stall in church.
We support a range of charities at home and abroad. Several members of the congregation are actively involved with Christian Aid, L’Arche, the Open Door Project in Morningside, Enable Scotland, Malawi Association for Christian Support, and Rainforest Saver.
If you need more information about a particular activity or aspect of church life, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the Make Contact box on the right side of this page.