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Rev Dr Peter McEnhill on the rooftops of Rome

Advent Day 16: An Advent message from Rome

16 December 2019

For the sixteenth day of Advent, Rev Dr Peter McEnhill, the minister at St Andrew's Church of Scotland in Rome, shares an Advent message from Italy, reflecting on Luke's account of Christ's birth.Rome - the ...

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The Bogle Band and Christian Aid release songs for Advent

14 December 2019

Two specially written Christmas songs have been released this December - both with connections to the Church of Scotland.The Bogle band, which features Very Rev Albert Bogle the pioneer minister behind the online ministry Sanctuary ...

Bridge of Allan Parish Church

Medieval Christmas carol service for brewery

13 December 2019

A Kirk minister and a Scottish Episcopal priest have teamed up with a brewery to host a medieval carol service.Rev Dan Harper and Rev Jo Mulliner hope that the Wassailing celebration of Christmas event, dubbed ...

 Place of Westminster

Church calls for healing after General Election

13 December 2019

The Church of Scotland has issued a call for healing after the General Election saying "it will require considerable grace, generosity and humility on the part of the government to bring the nation together". Rev

Reverend Tara Granados sitting next to a large teddy bear with Richmond's Hope written on it

Advent Day 11: An Advent message from Richmond's Hope

11 December 2019

To mark the eleventh day of Advent, we are highlighting the wonderful work of Richmond's Hope, a charity that provides support for children and young people aged 4-18 years old who have been bereaved.The charity ...

Group of people at St Rollox Church in Glasgow who have previously been funded by the Go For It fund

Kirk seeks name suggestions for new Growth Fund

9 December 2019

The Church of Scotland is asking for suggestions on what to name the new Growth Fund, which was agreed as part of the radical action plan by the 2019 General Assembly.The fund will seed and ...

The cast all together

Advent Day 7: The Nativity comes to life in Hamilton

7 December 2019

Characters from the Nativity will be bringing some Christmas cheer to events around Hamilton this Advent starting with today's Reindeer Parade in the town centre.Drama Kirk actors, who use theatre to help people to engage ...

Rev Brian Casey with crosses representing the deaths of drug users

Crosses planted in church garden for drugs death victims

6 December 2019

Hundreds of wooden crosses for people whose deaths were drugs related are being planted in a church garden today.The memorial at Springburn Parish Church in Glasgow is a stark reminder of the toll that substances ...

Rev Jenny Adams

Advent Day 6: A prayer by Rev Jenny Adams

6 December 2019

As we prepare for the coming of God's Son during this season of Advent, Rev Jenny Adams, the minister of Duffus, Spynie and Hopeman Parish Church, has written a prayer on our theme for this ...