Church responds to misleading column in The Herald

Yesterday, The Herald published an opinion piece by Rosemary Goring titled “The Kirk’s plan to banish the elderly from services is cruel. There’s no other word for it”. The piece has caused some considerable dismay and distress among church members. Elders of Wellington will have received an email by the Assisting Minister, the Rev Dr Roger Sturrock, which highlighted that the newspaper article was not an accurate interpretation of the Church of Scotland guidelines and he made said guidance available to the Kirk Session. Anyone who has questions on this or feels the need to talk about the article can contact Roger, Liz, or their elder. … More Church responds to misleading column in The Herald

‘An act of political vandalism’: Christian Aid responds to prospect of DFID losing its independence

Press Release from Christian Aid  Christian Aid has responded to widespread reporting that the Department for International Development (DFID) will be stripped of its independence and folded into the Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO). Patrick Watt, Christian Aid’s Director of policy, public affairs and campaigns said: “Today’s announcement is an act of political vandalism. Stripping … More ‘An act of political vandalism’: Christian Aid responds to prospect of DFID losing its independence

Trinity College ZOOMinar: Pastoral Care in a Time of COVID19 (June 24, 12.30-2pm)

An invitation from  Trinity College Four theologians discuss pastoral care in a time of pandemic. The current pandemic has raised huge challenges for churches in relation to pastoral care. Key concerns have been responding to physical illness, death and grieving under lockdown conditions, but also responding to heightened levels of anxiety, fear and stress. Medical … More Trinity College ZOOMinar: Pastoral Care in a Time of COVID19 (June 24, 12.30-2pm)

A sermon by Doug Gay on Trinity Sunday at Langside Church

Last Sunday, our friend Doug Gay took part in leading online worship at Langside Parish Church(LPC) and offered a powerful reflection on Genesis 1 in the context of #BlackLiveMatter. You can click on the picture below to be taken to LPC’s YouTube channel and listen to Doug’s words.   You can find a transcript of … More A sermon by Doug Gay on Trinity Sunday at Langside Church

This is my prayer – that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight (Letter to the Philippians 1.9)

A blog by the Rev Dr Norman Shanks These past weeks Zoom has entered the lives of many of us in a big way!  Of course not everyone is into computers and social media and Zoom meetings are no substitute for direct face-to-face interaction; but, for those concerned, it has proved a helpful way of … More This is my prayer – that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight (Letter to the Philippians 1.9)