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Welcome to St Margaret’s, Rosyth. We are part of the Scottish Episcopal Church, which shares a long history of Christian worship from the beginnings of Christianity in Scotland, and which is part of the world-wide family of churches that make up the Anglican Communion. Our present church was formed in January 1996 from the congregation of St Margaret’s Anglican Church, when the Royal Navy withdrew from Rosyth and we were invited to worship in Rosyth Methodist Church, with whom we are now in a Local Ecumenical Partnership (follow the link to “Our partners”).
At St Margaret’s we are a friendly and caring congregation, and the vigour of our hymn-singing belies our small numbers, as David Chillingworth (until 2017 our Primus) commented on in his blog. We are aware that ours is a living tradition continually moving forward, and we are looking for you to join us and play a part.
There is a place for everyone and we would like people of all ages to feel part of our Sunday worship. Our main form of worship is Holy Communion using the 1982 ‘Blue Book’ Scottish Liturgy, sung to a setting appropriate to the season. At other times there are meetings of groups to which our members belong. Our aim is to ensure you quickly feel at home but also find sufficient challenges to move forwards in your spiritual life.
Appointment of new Rector
We are pleased to announce that at a meeting on 19 June, chaired by our interim bishop, the Right Rev Kevin Pearson, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, members of both vestries interviewed and appointed the Very Rev Kenny Rathband as the new rector of Holy Trinity, Dunfermline and St Margaret’s, Rosyth.
Kenny is Dean of our diocese and rector of St Catharine’s, Blairgowrie, St Anne’s, Coupar Angus and St Ninian’s, Alyth. He also has pastoral care of St Michael’s, Ballintuim.
We look forward to welcoming Kenny to serve St Margaret’s, probably later in the autumn after the consecration of our Bishop-elect Ian on 20 October. Further details will be posted here later. In the meantime, we hold Kenny and his wife, Ruth, in our prayers.
For details of what’s on, click this link, or use the “What’s on” tab. You’ll find us in Queensferry Road at the junction with Woodside Avenue, and 5 minutes walk from Rosyth Station. More details at the “Where we are” tab. We welcome everyone: we have a loop system for your hearing aid, access for buggies and wheelchairs, disabled toilets, and large print versions of the liturgy books.
Issues of “Contact”, the newsletter of the partnership, can be viewed on-line or downloaded from links on the Our magazine page; our Archive page has links to separate pages with information on previous significant events.