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Welcome to our Churches

These are the Episcopal Churches in our communities offering authorised services in line with the Anglican Communion.

Our tradition in Scotland goes back many centuries.
 


 
St. John the Evangelist, Pittenweem St. Michael & All Angels', Elie

 

The Church of St John the Evangelist is situated in the centre of Pittenweem, on the site of the 14th century Augustinian Priory, of which the grade 1 listed Gatehouse remains.  It was built as a chapel in 1805, but has been enlarged and beautified on several occasions since then.   The 16th century Great House nearby was the Rectory in the past. It's 'Undercroft' is used for occasional church business.

At our Sunday Eucharist, we use the 1982 Scottish Liturgy.  Music is important in St John's and we sing various settings composed by our organist, Ursula Ditchburn.  At Christmas time we have extra services, such as 9 Lessons & Carols and during Easter Holy Week there are several services of contemplation and reflection,. The usual time of Sunday worship is 11.30

The church has disabled access, toilet, a good sound system.and gas central heating. .

The congregation of St John's is drawn from the coastal villages and agricultural hinterland.  We have about 16-20 regular communicants.   A few of our members are housebound or resident in care homes.  We are a friendly and welcoming community and enjoy good relations with our sister church in Elie as well as  the other churches in the area.

 Scottish Charity no. SC010982


St Michael's Church is an interesting survival, a “tin tabernacle” built of wood clad with a corrugated material. Although it is over 100 years old, the building is in good repair. Everyone who enters is surprised at its pleasant peaceful atmosphere. The church will seat 100. There is a small vestry and a few years back we installed a small disabled toilet and built a ramp up to the door.

Sunday worship at Elie is at 9.45, and mostly we use 1982 Scottish Liturgy. At regular intervals we celebrate the Eucharist from the 1929 Scottish Prayer Book. The average attendance is around 15 members each week with 35 on the roll. We celebrate ecumenical services with local Church of Scotland parish on a regular basis.


We are a friendly, welcoming church with a good atmosphere and sound finances. Our present rector has greatly helped to foster this and we look forward to building on her success, reaching out to the community and visitors emphasising our role as one of the two Anglican churches in the East Neuk of Fife - a place of prayer and fellowship.

Scottish Charity no. SC005954

 

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