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Advent Day 7: The Nativity comes to life in Hamilton

7 December 2019

Characters from the Nativity will be bringing some Christmas cheer to events around Hamilton this Advent starting with today's Reindeer Parade in the town centre.Drama Kirk actors, who use theatre to help people to engage ...

Rev Brian Casey with crosses representing the deaths of drug users

Crosses planted in church garden for drugs death victims

6 December 2019

Hundreds of wooden crosses for people whose deaths were drugs related are being planted in a church garden today.The memorial at Springburn Parish Church in Glasgow is a stark reminder of the toll that substances ...

Rev Jenny Adams

Advent Day 6: A prayer by Rev Jenny Adams

6 December 2019

As we prepare for the coming of God's Son during this season of Advent, Rev Jenny Adams, the minister of Duffus, Spynie and Hopeman Parish Church, has written a prayer on our theme for this ...

Very Rev Dr Susan Brown

Minister urges tiny acts of kindness to others

4 December 2019

A Highland minister is encouraging people to engage in tiny acts of kindness in the run up to Christmas.Very Rev Dr Susan Brown has launched an online "Reverse Advent Calendar" to try and make the ...

Reverend Barry Hughes standing in front of his local Sainsbury's wearing a reindeer jumper

Advent Day 2: A Christmas service in a surprising place

2 December 2019

This Advent a Church of Scotland minister will be out in the community giving a Christmas service with a difference at his local supermarket.Rev Barry Hughes, who since taking up a call to ministry last ...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair in front of a stained glass window

Advent Day 1: Rt Rev Colin Sinclair introduces Advent

1 December 2019

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, invites you to join in with this year's Advent calendar: Joy To The World. God is with us"The sense of expectation ...

Arif Raheel Denny

Former asylum seeker ordained as Kirk minister

28 November 2019

A former asylum seeker who escaped the clutches of Islamic extremists is being ordained as a Church of Scotland minister today.Raheel Arif is being inducted into Denny Old Parish Church linked with Haggs Parish Church ...

A graphic saying Joy To The World with three wise men

Spread Joy to the World this Advent season

25 November 2019

The countdown starts as this year's Advent season begins on Sunday 1 December, running until Tuesday 24 December. This year, people from across the Church of Scotland are joining together to spread Joy to the ...

The words Together We Pray next to a picture of Peter Gardner

A prayer for radical change: Peter Gardner

25 November 2019

As the Church of Scotland continues its challenging work on the three-year radical action plan which was approved by this year's General Assembly, we call on those from across the Church to join together in ...

Commission of Assembly 21 November 2019

Commission of Assembly takes first steps to radical change

21 November 2019

The Commission of Assembly has approved the first steps toward radical change in the Church of Scotland.Meeting in Edinburgh on 21 November at the Assembly Hall in Edinburgh, commissioners gave their support to a report ...

Polling Station

Churches holding General Election hustings

19 November 2019

Churches across Scotland are holding General Election hustings to try and help people decide who to vote for.Rev Dr Richard Frazer, convener of the Kirk's Church and Society Council, said congregations are well placed to ...