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Advent Day 13: What A Beautiful Gift

11 December 2020

A minister who thought his days of writing and recording music were over has written and released a song and video that celebrates the gift of new life. Rev Ken Donald, minister for Prestongrange Parish ...

Alan Mathew Bellshill Central Parish Church

Advent Day 7: A Christmas cracker - See In Yonder Manger Low

5 December 2020

Alan Mathew, the organist for Bellshill Central Parish Church in North Lanarkshire, shares his performance of See In Yonder Manger Low especially for the Church of Scotland's Advent calendar, 'Bright Hope For Tomorrow'. Alan has

Guild convener Mabel Wallace

Advent Day 6: The Guild presents a special Big Sing

4 December 2020

This Advent the Church of Scotland Guild has produced a special online Big Sing event. Introduced by the Guild's National Convener Mabel Wallace, the Advent 2020 Big Sing features Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator

Rev Hayley Cohen

New minister swaps New Jersey for East Lothian

2 December 2020

Rev Hayley Cohen, 30, who is due to be inducted into Northesk Parish Church in Musselburgh on Thursday 3 December, is one of our newest recruits into Kirk ministry. Originally from New Jersey in the

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Advent Day 1: Good things come to those who wait

29 November 2020

To know the joy of Christmas one first has to journey through all the days of Advent, the Moderator of the General Assembly has said. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair said people can only properly

View of the nave of St Columba's

Edinburgh church unveils stunning two-year renovation

27 November 2020

An Edinburgh Church will reopen at the weekend for services following a stunning £1. 1 million renovation which has taken two years to complete. Blackhall St Columba's, who will be welcoming back members of the