In the light of the recommendations of the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Methodist Church in Britain there will be no meetings run by either of our churches from Wednesday 18 March until further notice. Regrettably this includes services of worship. Watch our Home Page for further information.
Meetings for the youth organisations meeting at the church have also been cancelled, and there will be no meetings at all on our premises after Thursday 19 March.
Click on the calendar entry for extra details, if these are available.
Unless otherwise noted, all the events shown will be held at Rosyth Methodist Church. You can get directions at this link.
This calendar is mostly for our regular worship and church-focused meetings, plus special meetings of other groups and ecumenical events. However, as explained at this link, our building is in use throughout the week by other groups, and their regular meetings have not been listed here, to make the calendar less cluttered.
The week's events
- Sung Eucharist
Second Sunday in Lent
Very Rev Kenny Rathband
During Lent we have an alternative service booklet similar to the one devised by Michael Paterson in 2018. We will all sing the Nigel Johnson Kyrie – Sanctus/Benedictus – Agnus Dei settings and the Rimsky-Korsakov Lord’s Prayer, and the lectionary psalms will be read responsively by the congregation in place of a gradual hymn.
Our readings are: Genesis 12.1–4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4.1–5,13–17;
Stewarding and coffee by Team BMorning Worship (Café church)
Morning Worship (Café church)
Mr Edward Idle
Readings from the Methodist lectionary:
Gen 12:1-4a, Ps 121, Rom 4:1-5, 13-17, John 3:1-17
- Lent Ecumenical Study Group
Lent Ecumenical Study Group
The Lent Ecumenical Study Group, 'Journey to the Cross' meets during Lent until Monday 30 March using Embrace the Middle East material. All will be most welcome to come along to the Parish Church. Each session will start at 7pm and finish with refreshments, usually about 9pm. If you are interested, talk to Alan Taylor for further information.
- Christian Aid - Big Brekkie
Christian Aid - Big Brekkie
The Big Brekkie: Rosyth Parish Church will be serving a delicious morning meal on Wednesday 11 March at the Wednesday Café from 12noon until 1.30pm (last orders 1pm) while raising money to fight poverty and injustice worldwide. Ticket £5 for Christian Aid.Wednesday Fellowship
Guest speaker Hamish Brown - WW2 Escape from Singapore
All are welcome to join us every week or if there is a subject that particularly appeals to you. Refreshments are served after the talk.Lent Bible Study
Lent Bible StudyHoly Trinity, DunfermlineEast PortDunfermline, KY12 7JE
Bible Study: Very Rev Kenny Rathband is offering a series of Bible Studies again this year on Wednesday evenings in Lent, at Holy Trinity Church Hall, when the Gospel for the following Sunday will be read and discussed. The series began on Wednesday 4 March and finishes on Wednesday 1 April. Each meeting will start at 7.00pm ending with Compline by 8.15pm.
Last year the studies were well attended, with people coming when they could. All are most welcome to come along this year – bring your Bible!
- Lent Bible Study
Lent Bible Study
Rev Eddie Sykes proposes to use the Gospels with the theme “Following the Gospel readings for Lent 2020” for his Lent Bible Studies. The group will meet in the Church on Thursdays at 10.30am for 5 weeks starting on 5 March and finishing on 2 April. Everyone is welcome.
The readings are:
12th March John 4:5-42
19th March John 9:1-41
26th March John 11:1-45
2nd April Matthew 27:11-54
- Triangle Coffee Shop
Triangle Coffee Shop
Triangle Coffee Shop in Rosyth Methodist Church is a popular and successful community venture and is open on Friday mornings from 9.30am. Come and join us for home made baking, friendship and fellowship. A warm welcome awaits you.Choir practice for Stainer's Crucifixion
Choir practice for Stainer's Crucifixion
As in 2012,when St Margaret’s choir last performed Stainer’s sacred oratorio The Crucifixion
we are seeking extra singers to augment our numbers.
Preparing for Crucifixion will take over our regular choir practices, which are on Fridays from
in the Church Lounge from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. We aregradually working up to the complete work, and extra singers are welcome to join us at any stage, depending on how well they know the work.
The only requirement is that everybody should be able to come (knowing the notes!) on
Friday 3 April, when guest conductor Jill Goode will take the final rehearsal in the church from 7:00pm to about9:00pm.
If you would like to join us, please contact Myra Tarr (phone 01383 723989, mobile/text
07796 170945 or email email@example.com.
- Coffee Morning
Coffee MorningCity of Edinburgh Methodist Church25 Niciolson SquareEdinburgh, EH8 9BX
Coffee Morning: We are invited to a very special coffee morning in the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church on Saturday 14 March from 10.30am to 12.30pm to help raise funds towards hosting the Christian Aid Book Sale at CEMC. This helps to reduce or remove overheads, and allows all proceeds from the sales of the books in May to go towards Christian Aid. Tickets are only £3 (children free) and there will be teas, coffees, cakes, sacks, home baking and a book stallRSCM Scottish Voices sing Evensong - CANCELLED
RSCM Scottish Voices sing Evensong - CANCELLEDDunfermline AbbeyDunfermline, KY12 7PE
RSCM Scottish Voices
The choir will sing Choral Evensong in Dunfermline Abbey on at 4pm - musical director Frikki Walker, organist Matthew Beetschen (Director of Music, Dunfermline Abbey).
RSCM Scottish Voices is an adult choir that aims to draw together some of the most accomplished and experienced church musicians across Scotland (primarily) to perform approximately six times a year in a variety of venues around the country. The Musical Director is Frikki Walker, the Director of Music at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow and Associate of the RSCM (ARSCM) in recognition of his work in music and liturgy in Scotland.
From the Choir’s Facebook page:
Regrettably, in light of the current COVID-19 situation, we have decided to cancel this outing. The health of our choir, the Dunfermline Abbey ministry and music team, and our congregation is paramount. Our thanks go out to the support of Rev MaryAnn Rennie, Matthew Beetschen and the Dunfermline Abbey Kirk Session who so willingly welcomed our request - hopefully we will return in the not too distant future. Our next outing will be hopefully in May at Hexham Abbey.
More details at this link
Look out for changes during December – check at What’s on!
0930 Sung Eucharist
(occasionally we start at 0915 – see What’s on for details)
1100 Methodist Worship
1030 “Messy Church” during term-time
1100 Joint Communion
Mostly on 1st Sundays, but not every month, and occasionally on a Saturday – see What’s on for details