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Worship & Spirituality
Our worship centres on the celebration of the eucharist and on daily prayer. The basic pattern of the eucharist is the same at every service: we gather and pray; listen to readings from the bible; hear a sermon (usually); offer prayers for ourselves and others; share in communion; and are sent out to live Christ's love in the world. During the course of the week, we celebrate the eucharist in a whole variety of ways - with old language and new, formally and informally, in quiet or with music. The principal act of worship is the sung eucharist on a Sunday morning when the whole family of St Ninian’s gathers together in praise, prayer and communion. The liturgy is usually that of the 1982 Liturgy of the Scottish Episcopal Church and the musical settings include “St Anne’s Mass” by James MacMillan and “A New People’s Mass” by Dom. Gregory Murray;. On the first Sunday of the month and during Advent and Lent, we use the 1970 Liturgy and the musical settings are those of Merbeck, Martin Shaw and Batten. Our hymns are usually taken from The New English Hymnal and psalms are sung to Anglican chants. Most Sundays, the choir sing a motet after the communion. Many members of the congregation play an active part in the liturgy by reading lessons, leading the intercessions and serving in the sanctuary.