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Scottish Christians join in prayer in response to pandemic

1 October 2020

This Sunday (4 October), following this weekend's General Assembly proceedings, Christians across Scotland will join together in prayer once more at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown and ...

Rev Mandy Ralph

Ayrshire minister reflects on Black History Month

1 October 2020

Today marks the start of Black History Month, the annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of Black Britons and their ancestors that runs from 1-30 October. Here, Rev Mandy Ralph, the minister at ...

Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair

GA2020 to discuss finances, buildings and mission

28 September 2020

People must not underestimate the challenges facing the Church of Scotland, the Assembly Trustees have warned. They said failing to take action to reform is a "recipe for slow decline" and realistic presbytery planning would ...

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Join in prayer this Sunday with Scottish Christians

24 September 2020

This Sunday (27 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 ...

Lorna Tunstall

Praise the Lord - congregations welcome new ministers

24 September 2020

Congregations across Scotland are welcoming four new ministers as they embark on a new phase of their spiritual journeys. Tim Mineard is being ordained and inducted into St Andrew's Parish Church in Barrhead in East ...

Martin Fair

Fresh call for lasting peace in South Sudan

21 September 2020

The Church of Scotland has joined international calls to redouble efforts to secure lasting peace in South Sudan. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly, is among Christian figures and members of ...

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Scottish churches issue joint call to prayer for Sunday

17 September 2020

This Sunday (20 September), Christians across Scotland will join together in a prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown and the phased easing of restrictions, 14 Christian ...

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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 ...

Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair

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 ...