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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

Very Rev Dr Susan Brown

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,

Elsi Macrae

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

Rev Rosemary-Frew

More financial support for trainee ministers

3 October 2020

Candidates for full-time ministry training are being offered more financial support to help improve their wellbeing and welfare. The Faith Nurture Forum said funding had been increased to £15,000 a year from September 1 to

Hands in prayer over Bible

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