Church in the news

The latest news on The Church of Scotland's work, events and activities from external media outlets.

Thursday 16 July, 2015

Highland News reports on the Eco-Congregation Scotland baton relay. The baton is traveling around churches in Scotland before going to Paris in time for the UN Climate Change Summit in December. http://bit.ly/1e1YiZE

The Moderator reflects on the Church's role in commemorating dates in his monthly column in the Stornway Gazette, highlighting the service to commemorate the Srebrenica massacre. (print).

Wednesday 15 July, 2015

A former church reopens its doors as a climbing centre witha children's climbing area, writes the Press and Journal. http://bit.ly/1O5HvBl

Steeplejacks have finished rebuilding a spire of a141-year-old church with a weather vane to top off the restoration.Kirkintilloch Herald http://bit.ly/1HtR9Mo

Tuesday 14 July, 2015

The funeral of Lisa and Billy Graham in Perthshire, who were killed in the Tunisian terror attack was covered by many media outlets, which included interviews with Rev Sydney Graham who delivered the service. Coverage included:

STV http://bit.ly/1HBS7mS

BBC Reporting Scotland http://bbc.in/1L5ylac

Scotsman http://bit.ly/1dY9pmo

Glasgow Evening times http://bit.ly/1SkAWvX

BBC online http://bbc.in/1O9BEeQ

The Edinburgh Evening news highlighted a week-long series of events at a holiday club in Saughton Park run by a number of churches (print)

A new hall for Newmachar Church is set to be built after plans for a replacement building were approved, the Aberdeen Evening Express writes. (print)

A youth project in Formartine receives three years more funding from the Church of Scotland. Inverurie Herald http://bit.ly/1Rwd6lL

The Stornaway Gazettes writes that the Former Rector of the Nicolson Institute, Donald John MacDonald, has passed away. http://bit.ly/1Leqiq5

Monday 13 July, 2015

Several papers reported on a memorial service held at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, marking 20 years since the Srebrenica genocide. They include:

Family and friends paid tribute to Jim and Ann McGuire, who were killed in the Tunisian terror attacks, at their funeral in Abronhill Church Cumbernauld. Reporting on the service were:

The Press and Journal carries the story of approval given for plans for a new church hall in Aberdeenshire more than two years after the congregation put the idea forward. http://bit.ly/1LXDjoF

The National writes about concerns raised by the Kirk regarding cuts to tax credits http://bit.ly/1MpCm6E

The Prime Minister praises Rev Lorna Hood for her work in raising awareness of the Srebrenica massacre and setting up the Scotland Board of Remembering Srebrenica. Daily Record http://bit.ly/1HXFVDb

Rev Barry Dunsmore, talks to BBC Radio Scotland about working as Minister in Bermuda, a post the Church of Scotland is currently seeking to fill. http://bbc.in/1O6KF8s

BBC Guernsey explores the tradition of christening in the context of both the Church of England and the Church of Scotland.