Church in the news
The latest news on The Church of Scotland's work, events and activities from external media outlets.
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).
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
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:
BBC Reporting Scotland http://bbc.in/1L5ylac
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
Several papers reported on a memorial service held at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, marking 20 years since the Srebrenica genocide. They include:
- The Times (paywall)
- The Herald (print)
- Press and Journal http://bit.ly/1HWWHCs
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.