Online Church

From the end of April 2021, new guidelines for places of worship have been published by the Scottish Government. This means we are now able to more inside the church. We can hold services with a maximum of 20 worshippers. (This is so that we can maintain appropriate distancing inside the building.) Worshippers must wear a face covering at all times except to consume the consecrated wafer as part of the Communion. Between services, chairs which have been used will be removed and replaced to avoid any potential contamination. Singing is still not permitted, but worshippers may join with said responses quietly. Worshippers are also no longer restricted to remaining within their local authority area, so if St James’s is your usual church, and you would like to come to one of our services, call the Rector to see if there’s space available.

Sunday Service

13th June 2021
Third Sunday after Pentecost

8.30am Service of Eucharist
This is NOT an online service.
Limited places will be available in church for this service. If you would like to be present at this service, please contact the Rector


10.30am Service of Eucharist
Order of Service available here
Sheet with readings available here.
Limited places will be available in church for this service.

If you would like to be present at this or any future service, please contact the Rector
Please note that this service will use the St James’ Zoom details.

Use this link for this service.

If you or someone you know would like a copy of a recording of this service either on a CD or a data stick, please contact the Rector. The recordings are available in both video and audio only format.

Thursday Service

10th June 2021
St Columba, Abbot of Iona

10.00am Morning Prayer
This service will be shorter than usual and have no homily.
Order of Service available here
Sheet with readings and variations available here.


Limited places will be available in church for this service.

If you would like to be present at this or any future service, please contact the Rector
Please note that this service will use the St James’ Zoom details.

Use this link for this service.

If you or someone you know would like a copy of a recording of this service either on a CD or a data stick, please contact the Rector. The recordings are available in both video and audio only format.

Recordings of the services are made for some of our housebound members.


To use your computer for to join our services:

A few minutes before the service starts, open the link to ZOOM (here) in your Internet browser. You will then be asked to download and install the ZOOM application*. The actual method will depend on your system but please follow the instructions on screen to allow the application to install. When the ZOOM application appears on screen click “Join with Computer Audio” or “Call using internet audio” and you will be connected to the service with audio and video. To leave the call click on “Leave Meeting” at the bottom right hand corner of the ZOOM application or click on the “X” at the top right of the application window.

* If you have already downloaded and installed the application, you won’t need to do it again. Just click on the link.

How much does it cost?
Using Zoom this way is essentially browsing the internet and will be covered by your agreement with your Internet Service Provider. If you still have a restricted package, be aware that this will use a lot of data, for which your provider may charge. Most people will have an inclusive internet package, and there shouldn’t be a cost. If you are using mobile data, your phone company charges will apply, and these charges could be expensive. Please refer to your service provider for details if you’re in any doubt.