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Join in prayer this Sunday with Scottish Christians

24 September 2020

This Sunday (27 September), Christians across Scotland will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown and the phased easing of restrictions, 14 Christian churches ...

Lorna Tunstall

Praise the Lord - congregations welcome new ministers

24 September 2020

Congregations across Scotland are welcoming four new ministers as they embark on a new phase of their spiritual journeys. Tim Mineard is being ordained and inducted into St Andrew's Parish Church in Barrhead in East ...

Martin Fair

Fresh call for lasting peace in South Sudan

21 September 2020

The Church of Scotland has joined international calls to redouble efforts to secure lasting peace in South Sudan. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly, is among Christian figures and members of ...

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Scottish churches issue joint call to prayer for Sunday

17 September 2020

This Sunday (20 September), Christians across Scotland will join together in a prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown and the phased easing of restrictions, 14 Christian ...

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Refugee integration programme extended for three months

14 September 2020

A ground breaking project that has helped transform the lives of refugees seeking sanctuary in Scotland has been extended by three months. The New Scots Holiday Programme, which enables congregations to provide hospitality and friendship ...

Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair

General Assembly 2020 to be held online in October

11 September 2020

This year the Church of Scotland will take an unprecedented step when—amid the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic—the 2020 General Assembly will convene remotely during the evening of Friday 2 October and all day on ...

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Join Christians in prayer this Sunday

10 September 2020

This Sunday (13 September), Christians across Scotland will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown and the phased easing of restrictions, 14 Christian churches ...

Glasgow City Chambers

Funding cut proposals to advice centres "incomprehensible"

9 September 2020

The Church of Scotland has urged Glasgow City Council to scrap "reckless" proposals to withdraw funding from advice centres. The Presbytery of Glasgow said it is "incomprehensible" to reduce service provision during a health crisis ...

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Explore your call to ministry with the Church of Scotland

7 September 2020

The Church of Scotland's Faith Nurture Forum is planning a series of Discernment webinars to encourage people to consider their own personal journey into ministry. The events, taking place through Microsoft Teams, will consider ministry ...

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Scottish Christians issue call to prayer this Sunday

6 September 2020

This Sunday (6 September), Christians across Scotland will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown and the phased easing of restrictions, 14 Christian churches ...

Guild Annual Gathering

Guild Annual Gathering goes digital this weekend

2 September 2020

Join us this Saturday for a very special Guild Annual Gathering, which will be available online from 11am. Themed around 'the extra mile', members will be able to take part from the safety of their ...