The Book of Common Prayer
United States England Scotland Ireland Wales Canada World

    The Scottish Book of Common Prayer (1929)


We present here the current Scottish Book of Common Prayer, as adopted in 1929. Variations and additions approved since then are indicated in the text.

In addition to the HTML texts listed below, we also have the entire book (a printing from ~1950) as PDF graphics. Additionally, we have a good introduction to this book, The Scottish Prayer Book: Its Value & History, by W. Perry. Finally, we also have The Scottish Book of Common Prayer - Another Aspect, by Wm. Gillies, which critcizes the 1929 BCP for being insufficiently Protestant. All three of these are linked below.

In recent years several more contemporary versions of these offices have been created; these may be found online from the Scottish Episcopal Church



  Title Page, Table of Contents, etc.
  The Kalendar
  Tables of Lessons
  A Table of Proper Psalms
  The Order how the Psalter is appointed to be read
  Tables and Rules for the Feasts and Fasts through the whole year
  A Table to regulate the Service when two Feasts or Holy-days fall upon the same day
  Introduction to Morning and Evening Prayer
  The Order for Morning Prayer
  The Order for Evening Prayer
  Quicumque vult *
  Prayers and Thanksgivings
  The Collects, Epistles, and Gospels to be used at the Ministration of the Holy Communion throughout the year
  The Order of the Ministration of the Holy Communion, Scottish and English
  The Order of Baptism, both Public and Private, and The Public Receiving of such as have been privately baptized
  The Thanksgiving of Women after Child-birth
  The Catechism
  The Order of Confirmation
  The Form of Solemnization of Matrimony
  A Table of Kindred and Affinity
  The Order for the Visitation of the Sick, and the     Communion of the Sick
  The Order for the Burial of the Dead
  A Penitential Service
  The Form and Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons
  Forms of Prayer for the Anniversary of the day of Accession of the reigning Sovereign
  The Psalter
[The Psalter is the Coverdale translation, and is essentially identical to that in the US 1928 or the 1662 BCP's]

* This is not a typo - that's how it is spelled in this book.



Download or read the 1929 Scottish Book of Common Prayer (size = 76MB)
Download or read The Scottish Prayer Book: Its Value & History (size = 11MB)
Download or read The Scottish Book of Common Prayer - Another Aspect (size - 9MB)

Thanks are due to John Williamson for providing a copy of the 1929 Prayer Book.



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