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Rt Rev Colin Sinclair

Church leaders act with unprecedented Christian unity

6 April 2020

In an unprecedented act of Christian unity, 22 senior religious leaders from across Britain and Ireland came together on Wednesday 1 April for a video conference. The Moderator, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Bishop Mark Strange,


On this Palm Sunday - let us pray together

5 April 2020

Christians are being urged to come together in prayer at 7pm to mark Palm Sunday. Thirteen Christian churches and organisations across the country, including the Church of Scotland, are standing together in solidarity against the

Rev Alastair Duncan

Online induction service for Glasgow minister

4 April 2020

A minister was inducted into a new role at a Glasgow church as more than 100 people watched online from the comfort of their own homes. Rev Alastair Duncan was installed as the parish minister

Very Rev Dr Susan Brown

Kirk backs global ceasefire call to tackle deadly virus

3 April 2020

The Church of Scotland has backed calls for an immediate ceasefire in all wars and conflicts around the world to enable humanity to work together to combat the Coronavirus outbreak. Very Rev Dr Susan Brown,

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Churches to join in prayer on Palm Sunday evening

3 April 2020

Churches in Scotland are joining together in prayer at 7pm this Palm Sunday, 6 April. For the last two weeks, thousands of people across Scotland have answered the call to pray at the same time

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WATCH - "God has not abandoned us" - says Moderator

29 March 2020

Christians have been urged to "hang onto their faith" as the world continues to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic. Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly, said he believed with all his heart

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Locked Down: a prayer from Lezley Stewart

26 March 2020

A prayer from Rev Dr Lezley Stewart, the Church of Scotland's Recruitment and Support Secretary.Locked DownThere were other doorsonce locked in fear,in a time of waitingand distress.It was an uncertain,questioning time -longing for what had ...

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Join Christians around the world in the Lord's Prayer

24 March 2020

The Church of Scotland is encouraging Kirk members to join Christians around the world in saying the Lord's Prayer at 11am* on Wednesday. The move comes in response to an invitation from Pope Francis sent