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Join Christians around the world in the Lord's Prayer

24 March 2020

The Church of Scotland is encouraging Kirk members to join Christians around the world in saying the Lord's Prayer at 11am* on Wednesday. The move comes in response to an invitation from Pope Francis sent ...

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Modern day Mary Slessor's cancer mission in Zambia

23 March 2020

A Scots nurse is fighting to cut cancer deaths in an African country which only has one specialist hospital for 17 million people. Ida Waddell, who has been described as a modern day Mary Slessor, ...

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New minister for Port Glasgow church

20 March 2020

A former supermarket manager has been ordained as the Church of Scotland's newest minister. Rev William Boyle was inducted into Port Glasgow New Parish Church in Inverclyde on Wednesday night in front of a small ...

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Each day: a prayer from Lezley Stewart

19 March 2020

A prayer from Lezley Stewart, the Church of Scotland's Recruitment and Support Secretary. Each new daywe celebrate what it is to be free -to live our lives in fullness. This is the eternal gift of ...

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Cancellation of church services and other updates

17 March 2020

The Scottish Government now advises that people should minimise social contact by avoiding crowded areas and large gatherings, including religious congregations, and smaller gatherings. The Church of Scotland now asks, in the strongest terms. .

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Moderator joins call for national day of prayer

17 March 2020

The Church of Scotland is supporting calls for a National Day of Prayer and Action on 22 March, which is also Mothering Sunday. Rt Rev Colin Sinclair is joining the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, ...

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Who will care about violence against women?

16 March 2020

One of the most destructive problems facing human beings across the world is violence against women. Katherine Gilmour, the Church of Scotland's gender justice officer and secretary to Integrity, the Church's Violence against Women Task. ...