St James Dollar is proud to be part of the Scottish Episcopal Church providing a friendly space for everyone in the community to encounter God. St James Dollar is part of the Scottish Episcopal Church which reaches back to the times of the Celtic saints in Scotland. St James's is in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, a vibrant community of churches each with its own atmosphere, calling and gifts. If you'd like to find out more about the Scottish Episcopal Church visit http://www.standrews.anglican.org/
When you visit St James's you will find it is surrounded by a beautiful and peaceful garden with flowers, trees and a labyrinth. Whether you are often in Dollar or just passing through, all visitors are welcome to enjoy the garden.
The peaceful atmosphere continues inside the church with its many beautiful windows and features, enlivened on the first Sunday of every month and over the summer with the children's soul space.
St. James’s is a very sociable church. Our common church life is focused around our worship on Sundays and Thursdays, on our prayer life and desire to serve others. Our Sunday services are at 8.30 (said Eucharist) and 10.30 (sung Eucharist) and the first Sunday of each month is an all-age family service.
You may be asking, why is St James's profile picture a scallop shell? The scallop shell is the symbol for St James, one of the Galilean fishermen who became Jesus' first disciples.
Whether you are an individual, a couple or a family on life's journey, you are most welcome at St James's. See our website for more details or just drop by. We look forward to meeting you.
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Our Palm Sunday services are 8.30am (spoken) and 10.30am (sung Eucharist) this coming Sunday, 25th March. Don't forget to put your clocks forward on Saturday night! Young church was postponed from last week because of the snow, so this Sunday at 10.30 we will have various donkey themed activities and prepare Easter decorations with young folk. All are welcome.
Everyone enjoyed the warm, sociable atmosphere as well as fun and bargains at St James' coffee morning.
St James' Spring Coffee morning is this Saturday, 17th March, 10-12 in the Burnside Hall, Dollar. Come along and bring a friend or neighbour for home baking, flowers and plants, Easter Egg tombola, bric a brac, games and more!
Save the date! The Diocese is organising a day pilgrimage in July to St Andrews. More details to follow 👞👞👟👟
We enjoyed many celebrations today at St James'. Mr and Mrs Crow were on best behaviour for Mothering Sunday. Andrew gave thanks for the sheer variety of Mothering that takes place in our world, and flowers were given out as people left the service. We also had a chocolate cake and wine for a member's special birthday AND a simnel cake as it is Laetare or Refreshement Sunday in the middle of Lent.
Mothering Sunday, 11th March, is in a few days time. St James' will have services at the usual times, 8.30 (spoken) and 10.30am (All Age presentation with children's craft at back of church). Many people find this a difficult day. Cruze Bereavement has some suggestions and help.
The Online Lent Retreat meeting for this week only is Tuesday evening, 6th March, 6.45 for 7pm in the Parish rooms. It will then revert to Monday evenings. We have already looked at the prayer methods of lectio divina and imaginative contemplation. This Tuesday we will try the examen style of prayer. The Thursday Lent Group takes place at 10.45am in the Parish Rooms and follows a similar programme. Everyone is welcome to these groups and you can start at any time, no need to have attended the earlier meetings.
It's wonderful that despite the snow, lots of folk managed to attend the consecration of the Rt Rev Anne Dyer, Scotland's first woman bishop.
Your donations of gifts to The Mothers' Union for the women at Cornton Vale Prison have been much appreciated.
Some interesting ways to cut down on plastic use over Lent and beyond.
Services for the 1st Sunday of Lent are 8.30am (spoken Eucharist) and 10.30am (Eucharist with music). At 10.30 Young Church finds out that lots of things happen in Lent.
We all enjoyed the St James' Pancake Supper so much we forgot to take photos! Here's one of the busy crew in the kitchen afterwards. And Evie was an example of patience and hope never giving up on her wait for a pancake