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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 ...

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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 ...

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Inverness Foodstuff recognised in Scottish parliament

1 September 2020

Ness Bank Church's Inverness Foodstuff, which provides meals to those who are homeless, vulnerable or financially disadvantaged, has been recognised in the Scottish Parliament for its service to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. .

Churches can use the worship materials provided by Eco-congregation Scotland to get involved with Creation Time

A Prayer for Creation Time

1 September 2020

Rev David Coleman, chaplain of Eco-Congregation Scotland, marks the start of Creation Time, which runs from 1 Sept to 4 Oct

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Scottish churches issue joint call for Sunday prayer

30 August 2020

This Sunday (30 August), 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 ...

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WATCH - What will you do to end homelessness?

28 August 2020

People who have experienced homelessness must be involved in helping to eradicate the scandal, a minister has said. Very Rev Dr Russell Barr made the remark as the Church of Scotland backed a UK-wide campaign ...

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MSP praises work of Kirk's youth work volunteers

26 August 2020

Aileen Campbell MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, paid tribute to the youth work volunteers within the Church, when she dropped in on a video call discussion on children's and youth ministry ...