After visiting a number of other churches around the UK, on Sunday 20 September, we went to to St Columba’s Scottish Episcopal Church in Gruline on the Isle of Mull.
One of the smaller chuches we have visited, we attended the 11am Eurcharist service. As the church does not have a resident priest, visiting clergy preside over the eurcharist. The priest on this occaision came from the North East of England, all though I failed to record his name.
At the beginning of the service, a resident member of the congregation welcomed those present, including describing the process for The Peace and administration of commumion with respect to the Swine Flu precautions. The service followed the 1982 liturgy of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
This was our first encounter with the hymn book – Complete Anglican Hymns and Old. Of note was the final hymn (219) – God is our strength and refuge (by Richard Bewes, based on psalm 46) to the Dambusters March.
We sat next to a stained glass window depicting the patronal saint of the church.
After the service refreshments were available at the back of the building.
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