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Churches sharing services online this Christmas

Churches sharing services online this Christmas

A growing number of churches are using new technology to share their services online this Christmas. With storms threatening to disrupt travel arrangements across the country there’s been growing interest in steps congregations are taking to provide for members who may find it difficult to attend. However, streaming services live on the internet is becoming […]

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr

Church of Scotland Moderator’s Christmas message

The Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr says, in a troubled world, Christmas shows God’s grace and mercy will not be defeated. Christmas is a time of enormous contrasts. There are the sights and sounds of the Christmas markets – and there are the sights and sounds of people sleeping rough in shop doorways. With gifts […]

Rev David Young

Historic Helensburgh church to undergo £300k revamp

A historic Helensburgh church is undergoing a major restoration after being battered by wind and rain. B-listed Helensburgh Parish Church is being given a £288,000 makeover. The revamp is being funded by a £190,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland, with the Colquhoun Square church itself contributing a further £100,000 from […]

Six decades of friendship and prayer in Fife town

Six decades of friendship and prayer in Fife town

The town of Leslie has a long and varied history dating back many centuries when it comes to places of worship. A ‘place of worship’ for those from Prinlaws and Walkerton is estimated to date back to as far as the 1400s while other churches have existed within the community from the 17th and 18th […]

6 funding opportunities from Church of Scotland's priority areas enews

6 funding opportunities from Church of Scotland’s priority areas enews

First Tuesday Funding Workshops Multiple events from: Tues 5 July – Tues 1 Nov The Albany Learning and Conference Centre 44 Ashley St, G3 6DS Glasgow First Tuesday is a free funding advice service from GCVS, aimed at helping Glasgow’s voluntary and community organisations to survive and prosper. It takes place, where this is possible, […]

Fair Funerals Campaign

Funeral Poverty – have your say on ‘fair funerals’ campaign

Through its Fair Funeral Campaign, Quaker Social Action has been working in partnership with the Church of Scotland and others to raise awareness among the public, funeral directors and the government about funeral poverty. So far, the campaign has seen a number of funeral directors sign up to be fair funeral providers and has had […]

St Magnus Cathedral

Tourists disrupt funerals at Scottish cathedral by taking selfies near people grieving

Funerals are being disrupted at a famous Orkney church by selfie-seeking tourists. St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall is one of the biggest attractions in the islands – but it is also a functioning church and regularly hosts funeral and wedding services. But now the cathedral’s minister and a prominent Orkney funeral director have been forced […]

Rev Richard Frazer

Kirk and Jewish community in Scotland establish a ‘concentrated dialogue’

The Jewish Community in Scotland and the Church of Scotland have agreed to establish a concentrated dialogue between members of the two communities. The topics to be discussed in these dialogues include possible areas for collaboration such as education, shared social action, theological similarities and differences, geopolitical matters that affect Jewish-Christian relations such as Israel […]

Obituary: Jamie Stuart, actor and athlete who wrote The Glasgow Bible

Obituary: Jamie Stuart, actor and athlete who wrote The Glasgow Bible

Jamie Stuart, who has died aged 95 after a series of strokes, was an actor, writer, athlete, vacuum cleaner salesman, social worker, tour guide and Herald and Evening Times paperboy in his late Sixties. Anyone who ever met the man will be stunned that he did not reach 100 because the man defined the word […]

Most people in Scotland 'not religious'

Most people in Scotland ‘not religious’

More than half of people in Scotland now have no religion, according to research. Findings from the Scottish Social Attitudes survey show 52% of people say they are not religious, compared with 40% in 1999 when the survey began. The proportion who say they belong to the Church of Scotland has fallen from 35% in […]

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