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Join Scottish churches in prayer this Sunday

11 June 2020

This Sunday (14 June), Christians across Scotland will once again 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 ...

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New book highlights the Psalms for worship and devotion

10 June 2020

Rev Lezley Stewart has just published her third book, Let Everyone Find Their Voice - Re-imagining the Psalms for Worship and Devotion. In her reflections below Lezley shares what inspires her to write and what


Pandemic shows rough sleeping "not inevitable"

9 June 2020

One of the "unexpected benefits" of the COVID-19 pandemic is a reduction in rough sleeping, an Edinburgh minister has said. Very Rev Dr Russell Barr said many homeless people have been moved into hotels and

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Prayer - God, whose name is Love

7 June 2020

Christians are being encouraged to join together in prayer at 7pm. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, is looking forward to taking part alongside them this

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Dunfermline Abbey to host virtual ecumenical service

5 June 2020

A special ecumenical service will be hosted through Facebook and YouTube this Sunday (7 June) by the Abbey Church of Dunfermline, as well as the local Roman Catholic and Episcopalian churches. This article first appeared

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Join us in prayer this Sunday at 7pm

4 June 2020

This Sunday (7 June), Christians across Scotland will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This week, 14 Christian churches and organisations across the country, including the Church of Scotland,

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Transatlantic church service for Scots and Canadians

4 June 2020

Two Presbyterian church congregations more than 3,000 miles apart are holding a special joint online service to celebrate their shared heritage. Killearnan and Knockbain, Contin and Strathpeffer parish churches in the Highlands have teamed up...

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Kilwinning church knitters support NHS

3 June 2020

A church knitting group previously recognised for their work by the Scottish Parliament is producing thousands of items to support the NHS during lockdown. Normally based at Mansefield Trinity Church in Kilwinning, the crafters were

The Moderator Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair

Moderator speaks out on violence in USA

2 June 2020

Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair has been looking at the history of the civil rights movement and the legacy of Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr as he reflects on the crisis in the United

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Assembly Trustees webinar follow-up

1 June 2020

It's just over a week since our ground-breaking, all-Church webinar. Our thanks to all who participated. Your willingness to engage was invaluable and you were honest with us about your concerns. From your overwhelmingly positive

The Bible

Join the Moderator in prayer this Pentecost at 7pm

31 May 2020

Christians across Scotland and beyond are invited to come together on Pentecost in prayer at 7pm. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly, is leading for the Kirk on Pentecost as he

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Watch the church-wide Pentecost service

30 May 2020

Rt Rev Martin Fair will be hosting the service which will include worship, prayers, music, a sermon, Bible readings, and will close with the Moderator’s wife Mrs Elaine Fair singing The Blessing.