Church in the news

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

Monday 13 April, 2015

Dunblane minister Rev Colin Renwick has been at the centre of media attention in recent weeks, culminating in him officiating at Scotland's 'wedding of the year' this weekend. The Daily Mail web article carries a 'Hello' style photo spread of the event, which includes two nice pictures of Colin about half way down, some stunning interior pictures of the cathedral and some quotes from Colin at the end. That the day was a big success is no doubt in some part due to the efforts of Colin and his team in Dunblane. http://dailym.ai/1CHtwKD

On a more sombre note, the tragic death of a young couple as they flew to attend a family gathering in Tiree prompted a memorial service led by Rev Elspeth MacLean on the island at the weekend, which was covered by STV news http://bit.ly/1CAVpVS

The Moderator of the General Assembly's letter to congregations calling on members to participate in events leading up to May's General Election is covered in several outlets, including The Herald (paywall)http://bit.ly/1IXotdW . The full article on our website is here http://bit.ly/1EtSgvF

The weekly Parish News section compiled by Life & Work includes the remarkable success of Glasgow Cathedral's choral evensong broadcasts, now attracting 17 000 views on their website each week http://bit.ly/1PrJnXN

And finally the diverse work of Aberdeen based Oil and Gas chaplain Rev Gordon Craig is profiled in industry magazine Wireline http://bit.ly/1yioDwk

Friday 10 April, 2015

Five gap year students are set to become the first people to take part in a ground-breaking volunteer programme run by the Church of Scotland in some of the most deprived areas of Scotland. http://bit.ly/1FqCGCq

The Church of Scotland is launching a major survey to understand the size and impact of its congregations across Scotland. http://bit.ly/1FttAzC

Opponents to Trident weapons, including the Church of Scotland, have urged Ed Milliband to commit Labour to scrapping the weapons system. http://bit.ly/1DOFCZt

Thursday 9 April, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly was the special guest of Duns Presbytery this week. The Berwickshire News had a double page spread on the visit. http://bit.ly/1GrNUXE

BBC Reporting Scotland had a feature on the amazing work being done by staff at Cameron House using Gaelic to help residents with dementia. http://bbc.in/1Dn9Wbt (16.18)

The Church's work to achieve digital equality throughout Scotland has been picked up by Christian media. Ekklesia: http://bit.ly/1IvbyTG

Wednesday 8 April, 2015

The amazing work by CrossReach staff, Pat Birse and her team at Cameron House, Inverness, using Gaelic to help residents with dementia has been featured in today's BBC Radio Scotland Good Morning Scotland programme. The initiative which involves a local Gaelic primary school has given Gaelic speaking residents the chance to chat with participating children. Listen from 02:21:07 http://bbc.in/1CmIXYJ Cameron House will also feature in the lunchtime and evening editions of the Reporting Scotland programme on BBC1 at 1.30pm and 6.30pm.

Sailors who found themselves marooned in Ross-shire were welcomed into the congregation at Rosskeen Church. http://bit.ly/1H3Hm0r

A minister in Port of Spain has described the demolition of Greyfriars Church of Scotland as a debacle. The historic church was sold last year. http://bit.ly/1a4lXXz

A £100,000 grant will help fund a major programme of restoration work at one of Perth's most recognisable church buildings. http://bit.ly/1FkcJPq

A Church of Scotland minister has been given the keys to an electric car to help him get round his parish. http://bit.ly/1ajZ4zO