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St Peters Episcopal Church
Townsend Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1HB
01592 204208
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Rev Christine Fraser
Christine Fraser

Welcome to St Peter's Episcopal Church in Kirkcaldy.
St Peter's forms part of the Scottish Episcopal Church and is a member church of the Anglican Communion.
The rector, Rev Christine Fraser, gave up a successful business career to take up this post. She was ordained in 2002, having had close associations with the Episcopal church of Scotland all her life. Until her installation as rector on 7 May, 2013, she had considerable experience of parish work in the diocese.

Kirkcaldy is on the East Coast of Scotland about 25 miles north of Edinburgh. There has been an Episcopal presence here since 1812, although the present modern building dates from only 1976. We are part of the Scottish Episcopal Church, a product of the Scottish reformation which retained the ancient orders of the Catholic Church but in a reformed manner. It comprises seven dioceses, each led by a bishop. We are part of the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane,which is led by the Right Rev David Chillingworth.
The cathedral church is St Ninian's in Perth.
Congregation
St Peter's is a small friendly church with just over 100 communicant members of different backgrounds.
St Peter's also provides ministry for the congregation of St Mary and St Leonard in Kinghorn. Its membership is small and no longer has a building of its own.



Services at St Peter's
Sunday 9.15 a.m. Said Eucharist
Sunday 10.30 a.m. Sung Eucharist
Wednesday 10.00 a.m. Said Eucharist



Services for Christmas 2014
Sunday 21 December 3.00 p.m. Carol Service, followed by mulled wine and minced pies
Wednesday 24 December 10.00 a.m. Said Eucharist
Wednesday 24 December 11.30 p.m. Midnight Mass
Thursday Christmas Day 10.00 a.m. Sung Eucharist



There is a creche available on Sunday at the 10.30 a.m. service and tea and coffee are served afterwards.
There are up to 20 spaces available in the car park and ample street parking nearby.
Location
St Peter's is in central Kirkcaldy, about 5 minutes walk from either the bus or train station.
Click on Location for a detailed map of the area.
Fund raising
Most of the expenses of the church are met by the congregation, who give weekly by envelope, or monthly by standing order. This income is supplemented by fund raising, which takes various forms,including sales of books, cake and candy, silent auctions, Christmas and Easter raffles, renting of car park spaces, renting of hall and smaller rooms. Click on Finance for more information.

Social events
Social events in St Peter's are organised by a Social Committee set up in April 2004. Our aim is to bring people together in fellowship other than on a Sunday by arranging events throughout the year.
We always celebrate St Peter's day by having a lunch after the morning service, while mulled wine and mince pies always follow our Carol Service at Christmas. some of the events we have at other times of the year include a barbecue, a quiz, a concert, an indoor boot sale, a silent auction, a whisky tasting evening and a visit to the Edinburgh Tatto. For the older member of our church we have a nostalgic afternoon with tea.
In November we have what has become our annual dinner, followed by entertainment from - guess who? - yes, members of the social committee plus anyone else we can get to "volunteer" - it all makes for good fun and enjoyment together.
Mission
At home we contribute particularly to the Aberlour Trust.
Overseas, we are concerned about the plight of the Karen Christians in Burma.
Click on Mission for further details, especially for an account by Carol Latimer of her visits to Burma and of what we are trying to do there.
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