Church in the news

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

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

Tuesday 7 April, 2015

A special first took place at Stonelaw Parish Church on Sunday. During their morning service on Palm Sunday, congregation members John Liggat and Lesley Gilmour were married. It is very unusual for the Church of Scotland to have weddings during Sunday services at Easter. http://bit.ly/1GjAJrG

Rosyth Parish Church is to undergo a £300,000 refurbishment. http://bit.ly/1aF1TMv

Police Scotland is spending more than £700,000 a year helping maintain an intelligence database that includes a controversial stockpile of mugshots. The Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council has said it has privacy concerns about the development of biometric technology. http://bit.ly/1Cguy0b

Thursday 2 April, 2015

An event to connect, resource and inspire those with a passion for enabling their churches to be communities where those living with learning disabilities feel that they belong is being run by the Mission & Discipleship Council on June 6.Details here: http://bit.ly/1MEm1z7

Life and Work are running a series of Holy Week reflections from the Moderator of the General Assembly (from Palm Sunday to Easter Day). His latest is here: http://bit.ly/1MEluxh

Our daily Lent reflection is written by Rev Robin McHaffie. He gives thanks for the abundance of water in Scotland. http://bit.ly/1bhumYO

Wednesday 1 April, 2015

The Church of Scotland's Go For It Fund gives away over a million pounds each year to encourage and support imaginative projects in local communities. Since being established in 2012, the Go For It Team has assembled a wealth of experience, which they are sharing in a week of blogs designed to inspire and encourage more people to benefit from the fund. The blogs will start after Easter weekend, on Tuesday 7th April on the Church website, and will be shared on social media. http://bit.ly/1HiwYQi

Rev Dr Karen Campbell writes today's Lent reflection. She urges us to remain faithful no matter what happens in life: http://bit.ly/1Cx1mGW