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Townsend Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1HB
Tel: 01592 204208
Worship & Music
At St Peter's, the principal act of Sunday worship is the Eucharist.
The 9.15am said Eucharist uses the Scottish Liturgy 1929. This is taken from the Scottish 1929 Prayer Book. It is a Scottish revision of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Although similar in language and structure to 1662, the liturgy has a different Eucharistic prayer which is slightly longer and draws interestingly on Orthodox liturgies for its inspiration. It is very like the liturgies of the Episcopal Church in the USA and the Anglican Church in South Africa. The service is said, without hymns and lasts 35-40 minutes.
The 10.30am Sung Eucharist uses the Scottish Liturgy 1982. This is a modern language liturgy, not unlike the ASB Rite A of the Church of England and is the order of service used most frequently. At this service, the Eucharist is sung to the Addington setting and hymns from the New English Hymnal are generally used.
There is a midweek celebration of the Eucharist on Wednesday at 10am. Extra celebrations occur on saints days and major festivals. Eucharistic vestments are normally worn and the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in Church. Any baptised Christian of any denomination is very welcome to receive Communion at St Peter's.
From time to time, other forms of worship are used. At Christmas, there is a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols and a Christingle service for children. On occasional Sunday evenings, Choral Evensong and Compline (a short Evening service) are held and less frequently "Songs of Praise".
Like many churches in the Anglican tradition, we use a variety of traditional and modern hymns. St Peter's is fortunate to have a very fine organ and the services of two excellent organists, Brian Adamson and Phil Kear.
We also have a music group and a choir. The group, comprising piano, flute and guitar, provide music for the 10.30 service approximately once a month. The choir, consisting of approximately six men and six women, assembles for the major festivals. It is led by Sue Fawcett.