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Make your climate change commitment this Lent

20 February, 2020

Living Lent, the cross-denominational Lent initiative from the Joint Public Issues Team, is back for another year. Running throughout the 40 days of Lent, from Wednesday 26 February until Thursday 9 April, Living Lent will ...

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Cumbrae Guild celebrates 125 years

19 February, 2020

A Guild group based on an island with a resident population of 1,400 has marked its 125th anniversary with a service of thanksgiving. The Guild on Cumbrae, which lies off of the west coast of ...

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Moderator to visit army sites across Scotland

18 February, 2020

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is being hosted by the Army as part of a five-day visit to sites across Scotland. Rt Rev Colin Sinclair began the tour by ...

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Guild members visiting Zambia to meet empowered teenage mothers

17 February, 2020

Guild members are following in the footsteps of intrepid missionary David Livingstone and travelling to Zambia to visit a project which supports teenage mothers. The group are looking forward to seeing first-hand the "inspirational and ...

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Conference will boost work with asylum seekers and refugees

14 February, 2020

Leading Christian scholars, activists and practitioners are coming together for a day conference in Edinburgh on 14 March to share ideas and promote common work on migration and support for asylum seekers and refugees. The ...

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Kirk to host Gaelic conference in Glasgow

13 February, 2020

The Church of Scotland is to host a conference in March to discuss ways forward for the Gaelic language in the work of the Kirk. The free conference, entitled An Ath Cheum ('The Next Step'), ...

Rev Carl Irvine and Rev Dawn Laing

Swapping classrooms for cassocks: new parish ministers inducted

8 February, 2020

Two former primary school teachers have swapped classrooms for cassocks to become the Church of Scotland's newest parish ministers. Rev Dawn Laing was ordained and inducted into Alloa Ludgate Church in Clackmannanshire last week. Rev ...

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Kirk Moderator embarks on annual Aberdeen visit

7 February, 2020

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, will set off on a three-day visit to Aberdeen Presbytery this Friday (7 February). The annual visit to the Granite ...

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Congregations at vanguard of climate change advocacy

5 February, 2020

Church congregations have an important role in convincing people of the dangers posed by climate change, a leading campaigner said today. Rev Henrik Grape of the World Council of Churches said the issue was the ...

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Fife congregation create Dove of Peace for Sri Lanka

1 February, 2020

A Dove of Peace created by a Fife church has been presented to a Kirk congregation in Sri Lanka. Members of Auchterderran Kinglassie Parish Church fashioned it out of white ribbons that were hung outside ...