St Margaret's Coat of ArmsSaint  Margaret’s  Chapter  of

Benedictine  Oblates


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Saint Margaret’s Chapter of Benedictine Oblates has been established for those who are committed to, and for those who have an interest in Benedictine Spirituality.        

The first meeting of the above Chapter was held on Friday, 29th January, 2010, within Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, East Port, Dunfermline, with representatives of Douai, Elmore and Pluscarden Abbey in attendance.

The format was kept very simple and the programme consisted of:-

7:00pm – 7:25pm arrival at church and prep supper,

7:30pm Vespers,

8:00pm Supper and discussion,

9:00pm Compline followed by dispersal (approximate timings).

Vespers and Compline are taken from Benedictine Daily Prayer, a short breviary, and we have produced an extract for those who do not have this prayer book.

The decision has been taken to undertake a study of “St. Benedict’s Toolbox” by Jane Tomaine          ( ISBN 978-0-8192-2152-0) Morehouse Publishing, with the introduction and Chapter One to be discussed at our next meeting, which will be held on the last Friday of February.

Saint Margaret’s Chapter will thereafter meet on the last Friday of each month.

It is hoped that the Chapter will provide a Community for Oblates, especially for those who reside in the Fife, Edinburgh and Central Belt of Scotland, and a gateway for those who have an interest in Benedictine Spirituality.

 Dunfermline is an easily accessible city. The Railway and Bus Station is only a short walk from the church and motorway access is good.

Car parking is also available adjacent to Holy Trinity.

Supper will consist of a cold table with those in attendance catering on a rota basis.

Please promote this Chapter and commend it to your fellow parishioners.

Contact details for Saint Margaret’s Chapter are:


Telephone: 07853 407 913

Thank you for all your help,


Pat Carrigan, Obl. OSB, Pluscarden,




God BlessYou!