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East Lothian church launches virtual art gallery

14 July 2020

An East Lothian church has set-up an innovative online art gallery as a way to bring the local community together. During lockdown, Longniddry Parsh Church created "Elcho Artspace" as a virtual meeting place to encourage ...

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Pray together this Sunday with Christians across Scotland

9 July 2020

Whilst lockdown measures continue to ease in Scotland, this Sunday (12 July), Christians across Scotland will continue to join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks during

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Kirk responds to Scottish Government Phase 3 announcement

9 July 2020

The Scottish Government has announced churches may reopen for communal worship from 15 July with continued strict physical distancing and hygiene measures, as the country enters Phase 3 of the phased easing of restrictions. The

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Kirk ministers to be called remotely

7 July 2020

Congregations in the Church of Scotland will be permitted to meet remotely in order to call a minister, under new protocols approved today, reports Life and Work magazine. A Commission of Assembly, meeting by videoconference,

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Fife elder tells us why she loves her church

6 July 2020

Across the country churches large and small are making a difference in their communities with acts of kindness inspired by faith. During the lockdown, their contributions have offered a lifeline to many people confined indoors.


Christians encouraged to pray together at 7pm

5 July 2020

The Moderator of the General Assembly is urging church members to come together and pray at 7pm. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair said he is delighted to have read that in the last couple of

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Moderator pays tribute to "vital" NHS as it turns 72

4 July 2020

The Moderator of the General Assembly has paid tribute to healthcare staff as the NHS prepares to mark its 72nd anniversary tomorrow. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair is encouraging people to take part in the

Churches in Scotland are once more encouraging people to pray at 7pm on Sunday evening

Churches join together in prayer on Sunday 5 July

2 July 2020

This Sunday (5 July), Christians across Scotland will once again join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Acting in unity as they have throughout the health crisis, 14 churches and

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"Prayer Stations" erected in Edinburgh church garden

1 July 2020

An Edinburgh church has set up "Prayer Stations" in its idyllic garden as an alternative to using the building which is still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kirk Session at St Michael's Parish

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South Korean Christians donate COVID-19 testing kits

30 June 2020

Presbyterians in South Korea have donated COVID-19 testing kits to the NHS to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean war. The act of generosity was spearheaded by Rev Dr JunSoo Park


Sermon - embrace the gifts God has given you

28 June 2020

The Moderator of the General Assembly is encouraging Christians to embrace the gifts that they have been given. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair said church goers should also try and help people to discern which