More than 200 people visit Campbeltown open day

More than 200 people visit Campbeltown open day

On Saturday 16 August, the Free Church in Campbeltown saw a steady stream of visitors at their Open Day to view the newly refurbished building. The premises were open from 10.30am to 4.00pm with books, home baking and commemorative mugs for sale. It is reckoned that over 200 people dropped in to have a look […]

Canon Giles Fraser

Moral maze as wife of BBC’s right-on priest quits vicarage

With his pious homilies on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and columns in The Guardian, Canon Giles Fraser is the toast of London’s Left-wing intelligentsia. Sadly, the former dignitary at St Paul’s is less popular at home. Fraser, 49, a panellist on BBC radio’s The Moral Maze, has split up with his wife Sally […]

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Gaza’s only Christian hospital struggles as crisis continues

Gaza’s only Christian hospital, Al-Ahli is ‘struggling to provide critical health care’ as the death toll in the Strip reaches 2000. The UK-based Church Mission Society (CMS) who founded the hospital are backing the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Jerusalem’s humanitarian appeal which seeks to raise £300,000 to fund fuel, medical supplies, food, the hiring of […]

Pope Francis

Using force against Iraq extremists is justified says Pope

The Pope last night backed military action in Iraq to stop the bloody persecution of thousands of Christians by Islamist fanatics. In a dramatic intervention, Pope Francis said military force could be justified against the murderous extremists of Islamic State in order to counter their ‘unjust aggression’. He also revealed he is considering making an […]

Cameron’s renewed focus on the family welcomed by CARE

Cameron’s renewed focus on the family welcomed by CARE

Christian charity CARE welcome the comments of David Cameron this morning that new policies will be examined for their impact on the family, with policies that fail to support family life not being allowed to proceed. Speaking on BBC Breakfast this morning, the Prime Minister said: “Where you can help people come together and stay […]

Standing room only at breakaway church’s first Sunday service

The first Sunday morning worship at the newly-formed Broughty Ferry Presbyterian Church saw standing room only at the temporary premises in the Scout Hall on David Street. Around 100 worshippers crammed into the hall for the first service, conducted by the Rev Alberto de Paula, after the split from the nearby St James’ Church which […]

Christian politicians put both sides of referendum debate

Christian politicians put both sides of referendum debate

CARE for Scotland has produced a leaflet which puts forward the views of two Christian politicians on opposing sides of the independence referendum argument. Murdo Fraser, Mid-Scotland and Fife Regional MSP, makes the Better Together case while Skye, Lochaber and Badenoch MSP Dave Thompson MSP says Yes.  

Scottish Christians ponder yes or no to independence in Church magazine

Scottish Christians ponder yes or no to independence in Church magazine

The big question Scots are facing, yes or no to an independent Scotland, is the cover story in the September edition of the Church of Scotland’s independent magazine Life and Work, out now. Leading figures offer their thoughts on the referendum debate ahead of the vote on September 18 from a Christian perspective. Douglas Alexander, […]

Life and Work - September issue

Life and Work – September issue

In September’s edition of the Church of Scotland’s magazine, Life and Work: Decision Day: September 18 Focus on the independence referendum and the road ahead for Scotland, with contributions from both sides of the debate and the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office. The Real Winner As the Ryder Cup comes to Scotland, the Very Rev Dr […]

Rev T. Graeme Longmuir

Tributes to church minister who died on holiday

Tributes have today been paid to a “hard working” North-east minister who died suddenly while on holiday. The Reverend T. Graeme Longmuir of St Andrew’s Parish Church in Inverurie peacefully passed away in his sleep on Sunday while visiting his beloved North Uist. Mr Longmuir, 65, has been described as having a “large personality and […]

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