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Dundee nativity video spreads Christmas cheer

23 December 2020

A special Christmas DVD has been delivered to vulnerable people across Tayside to provide joy and comfort. Dundee Nativity – Celebrating a Covid Christmas – has been given to care homes, Ninewells Hospital, the Carseview ...

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Historic Edinburgh church to mark 400 years on Christmas day

22 December 2020

An Edinburgh church known around the world for Greyfriars Bobby, the loyal terrier who guarded his master's grave for 14 years, will celebrate its 400th anniversary on Christmas Day. Greyfriars Kirk, which is also famous ...

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Church leaders release Christmas message

21 December 2020

The Scottish Church Leaders Forum has released a Christmas video. Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly, is one of 10 figures who have each recited a line of a heartfelt message. ...

Mark Evans DCS

Advent Day 23: A Light in the Darkness

21 December 2020

Today, Mark Evans DCS, president of the Kirk’s Diaconate and Head of Spiritual Care for NHS Fife, shares a reflection from the front line as those in the health service continue to endure the effects ...

Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair next to a CrossReach sign

Advent Day 22: Support the CrossReach Winter Appeal

20 December 2020

Earlier this year, the Church of Scotland’s social care arm, CrossReach, launched an urgent appeal for funding to enable them to continue providing enhanced care services to some of the most vulnerable individuals across Scotland ...

Rev Dr John McCulloch holding a service in the Olive Grove chapel

Advent Day 20: A message from the Olive Grove Chapel

18 December 2020

For the 20th Day of Advent Rev Dr John McCulloch, minister for St Andrew's, Jerusalem, has sent us a special message from The Olive Grove Chapel at the Tent of Nations in the hills outside ...

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Advent Day 19: Joy to the World

17 December 2020

Saint John's & Kings Park Church in Dalkeith has created this uplifting video of 'Joy to the World' for our enjoyment this Advent. As well as fantastic singing and music from Gail Watson and the ...

The Church of Scotland's Listening Project

The Kirk's Listening Project needs your help

16 December 2020

Contributions continue to flow in to the Church of Scotland's Listening Project. One hundred and forty people from all regions of the country have now shared their experiences of faith and church during the pandemic. ...

Advent Day 18

Advent Day 18: A Christmas service from Oban

16 December 2020

An Argyll church has put together Nollaig Seirbheis Gh├áidhlig´╗┐, a full online Christmas service in Gaelic for people to enjoy this Advent. Created by Kilmore and Oban Church of Scotland, the video features a mixture ...