The congregations of St Michael's and St John's are drawn from the East Neuk's coastal villages and agricultural hinterland and come from a wide variety of backgounds.
We are ‘small eucharistic communities’. Eucharist is a Greek word meaning ‘thanksgiving’ and has been used since earliest Christian times to mean a service of Holy Communion.
On Sunday we gather:
– to hear the great stories, poetry and wisdom of the bible
– to reflect on our own lives and the world we live in
– to pray for our world, our communities and for each other
– to share bread and wine – the timeless symbols of Jesus’ love and community
Pittenweem means "the place of the cave", a reference to St Fillan, an 8th century hermit whose cave remains in the care of St John's. St John's church is in the centre of Pittenweem, on the site of the 14th century Augustinian priory, of which the grade 1 listed Gatehouse remains.
See more about St John's here