Scottish Christian News Monitor

Volunteers Liz and Scott White collect gifts

Salvation Army in Glasgow pays tribute to volunteers helping meet a need at Christmas

The Salvation Army in Glasgow has this week paid tribute to the volunteers who have been giving up their free time to help the most vulnerable in society. As the country gets ready to wind down for Christmas, the Salvation Army is mobilising its recruits to support thousands of people across the city. Through its […]

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia’s Christmas message

Each year, as we journey towards the end of December, we experience the very human realisation that another year of our life has passed, and we look back with a mixture of emotions at the 12 months just gone. 2016 has been a year of dramatic change in national and world affairs, and for many […]

Methodist seasonal message: 'An unpromising Christmas'

Methodist seasonal message: ‘An unpromising Christmas’

The President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, the Revd Dr Roger Walton and Rachel Lampard MBE, speak about the Nativity, Syria and unpromising situations in this year’s Christmas Message. The shabby collection of rooms was perched on the edge of a steep hill above Amman in Jordan. We were visiting a family of Syrian […]

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 […]

Evangelical Alliance: Jesus and giving at the heart of Christmas

Evangelical Christians give generously of their time and money at Christmas. New research released by the Evangelical Alliance shows that nine out of 10 evangelicals they surveyed will either volunteer or give money this Christmas. In a survey of more than 800 evangelical Christians, the findings demonstrate that good will is not in short supply […]

Archbishop Justin Welby

Archbishop of Canterbury’s Ecumenical Christmas Letter

A Christmas letter to churches around the world from the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. Greetings in the name of Jesus, the Word made flesh who by the action of God and the obedience of His blessed Mother, the God bearer, came to dwell among us, Emmanuel. In November, I visited Pakistan to express solidarity […]

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 […]

Trainee Catholic priests are ‘hooking up using gay dating app Grindr at Ireland’s top seminary’

Trainee Catholic priests have been meeting up using the gay dating app Grindr at Ireland’s top seminary, it has been claimed. Dublin’s archbishop Dr Diarmuid Martin said he was ‘somewhat unhappy’ about rumours that students at St Patrick’s College in Maynooth were using the app, which he claimed ‘fostered promiscuous sexuality’. The church leader will boycott […]

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