Prisoners lunch

Advent Day 15: God cares for the prisoner

12 December 2021

A church congregation in Inverclyde is hosting a lunch on Christmas Day and amongst the guests will be former prisoners. Rev Jonathan Fleming, minister of Lyle Kirk in Greenock, said members "cannot wait" to share


Moderator makes history by addressing the House of Lords

10 December 2021

Lord Wallace has made history by becoming the first serving Moderator of the General Assembly to address the House of Lords. He spoke in a debate led by the Archbishop of Canterbury on contemporary challenges

Rev Louise Purden Advent 2021

Advent Day 13: The Ballad of the Bonny Battle

10 December 2021

Rev Louise Purden, minister of Bonnyrigg Parish Church in Midlothian, sings a special ballad she has written to celebrate the light in the darkness as we contend with the battle through life. Come join the

Rev Sang Cha

Advent Day 12: A prayer from Rev Sang Cha

9 December 2021

For the twelfth day of Advent, Rev Sang Cha, the minister at St Mungo's Parish Church in Alloa, has written a prayer on our theme for this year — Light in the Darkness. Lord,thank You

Rev Matthew Ritchie Advent 2021

Advent Day 11: The gift of giving

8 December 2021

Rev Matthew Ritchie, minister of Neilston Parish Church in East Renfrewshire, encourages people to give gifts in the name of love. Light in the Darkness is the theme of the Church of Scotland's 2021 Advent

St Andrew's Refugee Services Advent 2021

Advent Day 10: St Andrew's Refugee Services

7 December 2021

For the 10th day of our Advent calendar, we're featuring the St Andrew's Refugee Service (StARS) in Cairo. StARS is a ministry of St Andrew's Church in Cairo, a previous Church of Scotland congregation now

Lord Wallace of Tankerness

Moderator to preach in childhood church

4 December 2021

Lord Wallace is preaching in his childhood church for the first time in his role as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. He said it was a great privilege to be

Rev Elsie Macrae

Advent Day 5: A prayer from Rev Elsie Macrae

2 December 2021

For the fifth day of Advent, Rev Elsie Macrae, the minister at Moffat: St Andrews, Kirkpatrick Juxta and Wamphray, has written a prayer on our theme for this year — Light in the Darkness. Father

Rev Hayley Cohen

Advent Day 4: Hospitality

1 December 2021

An East Lothian minister is encouraging people to extend dinner invitations to those spending Christmas alone. Rev Hayley Cohen of Northesk Parish Church in Musselburgh said they would be fallowing in the footsteps of Jesus