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Scottish Christians issue weekly call to prayer

22 October 2020

This Sunday (25 October), as restrictions continue across Scotland, Christians across the country - and further afield - will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks ...

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Church art sale will support Christian Aid

21 October 2020

St Andrew's and St George's West Church in Edinburgh is going ahead with its annual art sale this week, with hand sanitisers, physical distancing and a limit on the number of people allowed in the ...

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Kirk pledges £40,000 in wake of deadly explosion in Beirut

20 October 2020

The Church of Scotland has pledged £40,000 to help rebuild the Lebanese capital, Beirut, following a devastating explosion which killed more than 200 people. The money - partly drawn from restricted funds used to support ...

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Churches host event on housing and a low-carbon economy

16 October 2020

An event, hosted by Eco-Congregation Scotland and the Methodist Church working with Scotland's Just Transition Commission will look at how Scotland can move to a low-carbon economy by 2045 while ensuring everyone can afford to ...

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Join Scottish churches in prayer this Sunday evening

15 October 2020

This Sunday (18 October), as restrictions continue across Scotland, Christians across the country - and further afield - will once again join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with ...

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Joy as congregations prepare to welcome new ministers

13 October 2020

A former primary school head teacher and a man who used to run a drop-in centre for homeless people in Amsterdam are being ordained as ministers. Douglas Creighton is being inducted into East Neuk Trinity ...

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Join us in prayer this Sunday at 7pm

8 October 2020

This Sunday (11 October), as restrictions continue across Scotland, Christians across the country will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown and the phased ...

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Church of Scotland welcomes report on climate change

7 October 2020

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a report from the Committee on Climate Change which shows that since 2008 the economy has improved whilst becoming less reliant on carbon emissions. Very Rev Dr Susan Brown, ...

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Praise the Lord - new ministers called to serve churches

7 October 2020

Congregations at the opposite ends of Scotland are preparing to welcome new ministers. Elsie Macrae will be ordained and inducted into the linked parishes of Moffat St Andrew's Kirkpatrick Juxta and Wamphray in Dumfries and ...

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Church of Scotland marks Challenge Poverty Week 2020

4 October 2020

The Church of Scotland will mark this year's Challenge Poverty Week (5-11 October) with a series of short videos looking at the work of Priority Area congregations in their local communities. In partnership with Poverty ...