St James

Scottish Episcopal Church in Leith Edinburgh

All are welcome here

These words are inscribed on the stone lintel above our front door; they're as true today as when they were first carved on the wall of one of our previous church buildings hundreds of years ago.

We are a reflective congregation, inspired by a creative, spiritual practice of prayer, song silence and sacrament. We seek to offer support and encouragement, being a welcoming community and a safe place for all, whatever your age, race, gender, tradition, sexuality, ability or health.

The Trinity

Picture by Meg Wroe

God For Us, we call You Father,

God Alongside Us, we call You Jesus,

God Within Us, we call You Holy Spirit.

You are the Eternal Mystery

That enables, enfolds, and enlivens all things,

Even us, and even me.

Every name falls short of your Goodness and Greatness.

We can only see who You are in what is.

We ask for such perfect seeing.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. Amen.


Prayer by Richard Rohr