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Aberdeenshire church works to deliver afternoon teas and combat isolation

An Aberdeenshire church working with local partners to combat loneliness has delivered hundreds of afternoon teas to vulnerable people, with plans for similar events over the next few months. Skene Parish Church, which is eight...
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Joy as congregations prepare to welcome new ministers

A former primary school head teacher and a man who used to run a drop-in centre for homeless people in Amsterdam are being ordained as ministers. Douglas Creighton is being inducted into East Neuk Trinity...
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Moderator joins with faith leaders in urging change during Challenge Poverty Week

As Challenge Poverty Week draws to a close the Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, has joined five other faith leaders in a statement calling on the UK and Scottish Governments...
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Presbytery of Lewis expresses concern over new RSHP content

The Presbytery of Lewis has submitted a letter to the Western Isles Council (Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar) expressing concern over new Relationship, Sexual Health and Parenthood content which is due to be introduced into schools....
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“God helped me get clean and sober” says homeless charity founder

The founder of an Edinburgh charity that supports homeless people living with addictions has said he is a huge advocate of "peer led recovery". Richie Roncero of Steps to Hope said he would not have...
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Church of Scotland welcomes report on climate change

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a report from the Committee on Climate Change which shows that since 2008 the economy has improved whilst becoming less reliant on carbon emissions. Very Rev Dr Susan Brown,...
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Princess Royal says “inspirational” Jane Haining must never be forgotten

A Scot who gave her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls during the Holocaust must never be forgotten, the Princess Royal has said. She described Jane Haining, who was murdered in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp,...
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Praise the Lord – new ministers called to serve churches

Congregations at the opposite ends of Scotland are preparing to welcome new ministers. Elsie Macrae will be ordained and inducted into the linked parishes of Moffat St Andrew's Kirkpatrick Juxta and Wamphray in Dumfries and...
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Church of Scotland marks Challenge Poverty Week 2020

The Church of Scotland will mark this year's Challenge Poverty Week (5-11 October) with a series of short videos looking at the work of Priority Area congregations in their local communities. In partnership with Poverty...
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Black lives matter and racism is a sin, General Assembly reaffirms

The General Assembly has reaffirmed that black lives matter and racism is a sin. Commissioners also backed calls for a report to a future meeting on racial justice and the legacy of slavery and the...
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