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1st October 2020

Advisory Group update:

Advisory Group Update – 1st October 2020

30th September 2020

Pastoral visiting indoors, including home Communion, should be undertaken only where regarded as essential, such as for the pastoral care of the dying. Gatherings outdoors are restricted to 2 households and a maximum of 6 persons. Public worship continues to be an exception to this, although the maximum numbers at weddings and funerals have changed. The perception of Government is that faith communities are very able to apply the rules and safeguard people’s health, and are highly motivated to do so.

25th September 2020

Latest update regarding COVID19 – Phase 3 Guidance – 25 September 2020

Message on behalf of the College of Bishops (24.09.20)

Revised Phase 3 Guidance (Version 5 – 24.9.2020) (marked up)

Revised Pastoral Guidelines for Phase 3 (Version 4 – 24.09.20) (highlighted)

Frequently Asked Questions for Phase 3 (Version 4 – 24.09.20) (highlighted)

22nd September 2020

COVID-19 Advisory Group Update – 22 September 2020

14th September 2020

Following recent changes in Government regulations about gatherings (apart from public worship in places of worship), a revised ‘infographic’ of the Phase 3 requirements has been issued.

Please click the link below for further details:

Phase 3 Infographic – v6 – rule of six

11th September 2020

Brief update on behalf of the Advisory Group of the Scottish Episcopal Church

25th August 2020

Ministering to Uncertainty

4th August 2020

Easing out of lockdown

24th July 2020

Phase 3 – Face Covering Guidance

A message to clergy spouses

Liminality in a time of Covid

Phase 3 – Frequently Asked Questions – 17th July 2020

Reflections on Transitions

22nd July 2020

SEC Churches open for Private Prayer

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15th July 2020



Phase 3 Infographic – v3

Phase 3 Worship Guide – v1



30th June 2020

1 Eucharistic Prayer of Lament (final)

2 Funeral prayers (final)

3 Prayers of Protection (final)

Creating a safe space

Phase 2 Infographic – revised 24 June 2020

Understanding the body

19th June 2020




SEC Pastoral Overview -Lockdown Easing – In Phase 2 – 18 June 2020

St Luke’s 9 – Here be dragons

12th June 2020

The College of Bishops and its Advisory Group today issue guidance to the Scottish Episcopal Church on how to prepare for the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions as we approach Phase 2 of the Scottish Government route map through and out of the coronavirus crisis.

Three documents are being made available today:

  1. Emerging from Lockdown: Phase 2 Guidance
  2. Pro forma Phase 2 Plan for Vestries
  3. Pastoral Guidelines for Phase 2

The documents can be accessed by clicking on the links above. Two of the documents are in PDF format, and the Pro forma document is in Word format. Please note that when clicking on the link above to the Word document, the file will download to your device.

26th May 2020

Lockdown update Advisory Group formed

Partner Dioceses

15th May 2020

College of Bishops statement 150520

27th April 2020

Abbreviated Funeral Rites

AD CLERUM- St Mark, 25 Apr 2020

NHS Chaplaincy

Pastoral Rites cards

St Luke’s – Thoughts from a trauma-informed perspective

Coronavirus – Additional Bishops’ Guidance – 18 March 2020

Pastoral Statement 17 Mar 2020

Coronavirus – Bishops’ Guidance – 17 March 2020