Church leaders release Christmas message

The Scottish Church Leaders Forum has released a Christmas video.

Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly, is one of 10 figures who have each recited a line of a heartfelt message.

Jesus Christ
A child is born.

They decided to come together in recognition that many individuals and familes are grappling with difficulties and uncertainties due to the impact of COVID-19.

It is hoped that sharing the Good News about the birth of Jesus Christ will bring some comfort, hope and peace to those who are struggling.

The Scottish Church Leaders Forum was formed in March in response to the pandemic to speak on issues of mutual concern with one voice.

They are responsible for the ecumenical prayers published for use every Sunday at 7pm.

The text as narrated in the video has been translated into Gaelic.