Johnny Bremner

Pioneering drive-thru church in Alness school car park

You’ve heard of drive-thru restaurants and even drive-thru cinemas, but one Easter Ross man is the driving force behind what is thought to be the first drive-thru church in Scotland. Johnny Bremner, who is a member of Rosskeen Free Church, got the idea when he visited a similar venture in Northern Ireland a couple of […]

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

Personal papal blessing sought for Jewish-Catholic school near Glasgow

The Pope has been asked to bless the foundation stone for a joint Jewish and Catholic school. It is hoped the invitation will build on a bid to bring the Pontiff to Glasgow in March next year. He has been invited for a pastoral visit to the city on the 400th anniversary of the death […]

Patterton Farm

Mosque site linked to homes development

The Evening Times has learned that a group known as Muslims of East Renfrewshire is to be handed a £2million plot in Newton Mearns free of charge. It is hoped the deal will smooth the way for a housing development at Patterton Farm, a greenbelt site near the station. The area’s 3000 Muslims have long […]

Fr Tobias Okoro

African priest inspires his Pitlochry flock to help young people in Nigeria

Fr Tobias Okoro, parish priest at St Bride’s in Pitlochry, is hoping to raise £16,000 towards building a Learning Centre in Umualumaku, Nigeria, with the help of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. Generous parishioners from Pitlochry Parish—encompassing St Brides, St Columba in Birnam and Our Lady of Mercy in Aberfeldy—assisted by those from […]

Jamie Stuart

Veteran and budding sporting stars brought together by Games relay

Young and old alike took their turns to take the Queen’s Baton through Glasgow yesterday. Back in the 1940s Jamie Stuart, was a member of Shettleston Harriers, and was Scottish Two Mile Steeplechase champion in 1948. When he was in his sixties, he ran five marathons in Glasgow and London, and raised thousands of pounds […]

The text reads: "Howard C. Marten is a Quaker. John R. Ring, an East Barnet Socialist. Two of the conscientious objectors sentenced to death by a court-martial for refusing all military duties. The sentence was commuted by Sir Douglas Haig to ten years' penal servitude."

‘White Feather Diaries’ reveal Quakers’ dilemmas in WWI

A Quaker online project serialising the diaries of five young people who lived during and opposed World War I goes live on 4 August. The White Feather Diaries will be launched when 2,000 Quakers attend their Yearly Meeting Gathering 2014 in Bath. The White Feather Diaries shed light on the hidden stories of those whose […]

Bishop Eric Brown

Black Church seeks to have more say in politics

The first Black Church political manifesto to be drawn up in the UK has urged black and ethnic-minority Christians to engage in social and political action. To be published in advance of next year’s General Election, it says that the large number of Christians in black communities means that the “Black Majority Church in Britain […]

CARE releases polling showing diminishing support for assisted suicide in practice

CARE releases polling showing diminishing support for assisted suicide in practice

The Christian charity CARE publishes new polling today demonstrating that those who support assisted suicide in principle switch to opposition when presented with the reality of assisted suicide in practice. The polling shows that the level of support for assisted suicide rapidly dwindles from 73% to 43% overall when evidence is offered about the nature […]

T in the Park campers donate scores of sleeping bags to Glasgow homeless

T in the Park campers donate scores of sleeping bags to Glasgow homeless

Glasgow City Mission is saying a huge thank you to T in the Park campers who kindly donated their sleeping bags to help Glasgow’s homeless population.   As festival go-ers returned to Glasgow, community group The Invisibles collected their sleeping bags at Buchanan Bus Station. Their commited group of volunteers then washed, sorted and redistributed […]

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

Archbishop Welby writes to ecumenical partners about Church of England women bishops

Archbishop Justin Welby  has written to ecumenical partners about the General Synod’s decision to allow women to become bishops, emphasising that churches “need each other”. The text of the letter, which is being posted to partner churches, is as follows: This comes to you with warm Christian greetings and the wish to communicate personally to […]

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