Church in the news

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

Friday 20 February, 2015

The Buchan Observer has a story about the fire which rippedthrough the former West Main Church in Hatton. The story includes dramaticfootage of the blaze. No one was injured in the fire.

Friday 20 February, 2015

A Church of Scotland minister who was a key playerin establishing the Rangers Fan Board has described the group's public falloutwith Ibrox directors as 'concerning.' Reverend Stuart MacQuarrie, a lifelongRangers supporter was delighted when he was asked to play a key role in theformation of the new body following the Ready to Listen survey last year. Thestory appears in Glasgow's Evening Times.

Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Firefighters have tackled a fire at the former West Main Church, Hatton, in the Presbytery of Buchan. The listed church building, reportedly built by Rupert Murdoch's grandparents, has been on sale by the Church of Scotland since March 2013.

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend John Chalmers' audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday has generated letters to The Scotsman. Two of them are critical of the meeting while the writer of the third recalls the meeting of the Right Reverend Dr Archibald Craig and Pope John XXIII in 1961 and how they parted on good terms.

The Herald also carries a letter recalling the meeting of the Right Reverend Dr Archibald Craig and Pope John XXIII. The letter is available on the website under subscription.

Tuesday 17 February, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly's meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday morning received widespread coverage across the media. Rt Rev John Chalmers joined Pope Francis in condemning the weekend terrorist attacks in Libya and Denmark. Reporting Scotland: (5.12) STV Scotland Tonight (paywall) , BBC Online The Herald Front page of The Metro (print only), Daily Record Catholic Herald Independent Catholic News

You can watch the visit on the Church of Scotland's YouTube channel here: and you can listen to the Vatican's radio programme on the visit here: