In normal years, we would have just concluded three weeks of observing twice daily how students and parents celebrate a great mile stone in their lives: graduation from UofG. This year, graduations have moved online but traditions are still followed. Led by the University’s Chapel Choir, members of the campus community have come together virtually … More Gaudeamus Igitur – Online Graduations at UofG
The recent events in West George St. in Glasgow, resulting in the stabbing of 6 individuals by a Sudanese man in a hotel requisitioned by the Home Office to house asylum seekers during the Covid -19 lock down, reminded me of two things – one in the distant past and one in a book that … More Ministers Blog by the Rev Dr Roger Sturrock
O Lord,direct our steps this day into the way of peace,and strengthen our hearts to obey your commandments.May the Dayspring visit us from on high,and give light to those who sit in darknessand the shadow of death,that they may adore you for your mercy,follow you for your truth,desire you for your sweetness,for you are the … More An Ancient Morning Prayer
The Diversity Initiative is a new organization based in Austin, Texas. They have been holding a brand new call for scores to promote the incredible music being written by underrepresented composers. One of the composers who responded to the call was Rylan Gleave, a very valued member of our church’s choir. In his interview with … More An interview with Rylan Gleave
In the second episode of “It’s a Fair Question”, the Moderator speaks to Andy and Fraser about their journey of faith and how it has helped in their recovery from addiction. … More It’s a Fair Question (2): Faith in Recovery
Today, our worship is led by our interim moderator, the Rev Dr Stewart Gillan and our assisting minister, the Rev Dr Roger Sturrock. We extend our deep thanks to them and all who continue to make this worship online possible. … More Online Worship Sunday 28th June 2020
In our prayers – our heartfelt prayers As ‘why’ and ‘how’ And confusion Make us wonder What sort of a world we live in. Come, Spirit of God, To comfort and hold, To let your tears mingle with those who mourn. Come, to help us begin to make sense Of what is utterly senseless. Come … More For Glasgow….
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4.6 Rejoice always; pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5.16-17 By my reckoning we are now into the fourteenth week of the ‘lockdown’ and gradually both the Holyrood and Westminster governments are easing … More Ministers Blog by the Rev Dr Norman Shanks
Church of Scotland Moderator, Martin Fair has launched a new series of in-conversation videos under the title “It’s a Fair Question” which will be available across the Church of Scotland social media channels and be shared on our website here. In the first video, he talks to two ministers who were ill with COVID-19, Rev … More It’s a Fair Question (1)
From the Life and Work “looking Back” Feature By one vote the General Assembly approved the deliverance of the Special Committee on the place of Women in the Church, recommending “that women be eligible for the office of Elder on the same terms as men” – an Overture in these terms to be transmitted to … More Looking Back: A Dramatic Vote
For those who missed La Fête de la Musique on Sunday and for those who would like to watch it again! Click on the picture below for the video of the performance by our soprano scholar Héloïse to start.
Lord You bless us as we restRestore us as we sleepYou care for us as we drift offAnd make our dreaming sweet You are the safest placeYou are the God of GraceForgiven, loved and held by youIs each small seed of faith You know our thoughts and feelingsYou see our deep desiresYou understand our wearinessAnd … More Evening Prayer
Today, our worship is led by our interim moderator, the Rev Dr Stewart Gillan and our assisting minister, the Rev Dr Roger Sturrock. We extend our deep thanks to them and all who continue to make this worship online possible. … More Online Worship Sunday 21st June 2020
Some of you will have seen Beatitudes for a global pandemic by the Church Times Cartoonist Dave Walker already. He has now worked them into an animated clip. Click on the picture below and listen to his interpretation of the Beatitudes for our strange and challenging times.
It wasn’t until I moved to North Carolina in 1999 that I realised that Juneteenth wasn’t ‘a thing’ anywhere but Texas. It stands to reason, I suppose. It is the celebration of the day (June 19th 1865) the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas (two months after the defeat of the Confederate States and Lincoln’s famous speech in April), but Juneteenth had been such a big deal, so obviously worthy of celebration, that I had assumed the whole country would celebrate. … More Juneteenth: A day to celebrate, A day to be inspired