Christmas

Video: Christmas Day at Edinburgh Gorgie Salvation Army 2013

Video: Christmas Day at Edinburgh Gorgie Salvation Army 2013

The Salvation Army at Edinburgh Gorgie once again cooked and served Christmas dinner for those who would otherwise have been on their own on Christmas Day.

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E-cards are killing the Christmas spirit, says Bishop

The fashion for sending e-mail Christmas cards instead of traditional hand-written greetings is killing the Christmas spirit and robbing charities of vital income, a bishop has warned. The Bishop of Hertford, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, is launching a campaign to save the traditional Christmas card from the rise of the so-called “e-card”. Other time-saving […]

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Vale and Helensburgh ministers' peace quest

Churches in the Dumbarton area will be shining a light for peace in the Holy Land this Christmas. Each of the 34 congregations in the Church of Scotland’s Dumbarton Presbytery is being asked to light a lamp as part of an international campaign for peace. The lamps are being distributed across the area by two […]

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The Convener's Blog 2011-12-23 14:57:00

I shall be having a wee break during the Christmas and New Year festivities therefore my blogging may be less frequent than normal. But look out for some post Christmas and pre New Year gems that may come tripping off my keyboard.I wish everyone a v…

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Christmas snubbed by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has come under fire for completely failing to mention Christmas in its “Winter Festivals” programme. In an official news release the Government mentions St Andrew’s Day eleven times, Hogmanay five times and Bur…

SNP back winter festivals – except Christmas

The Scottish Government yesterday decided to ignore the existence of Christmas in its promotion of the country’s three “winter festivals”. A mixture of mystification and anger greeted a Government press release promoting  St Andrew’s Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night – but making no mention of Christmas. The release, which ran to more than 800 words, […]

Christianity meets high street consumerism in Christmas ad

A trendy nativity scene will be used in a poster aimed at reminding Brits that Jesus is the true meaning of Christmas. Christian charity Church-Ads.net launched the poster for its Christmas advertising campaign last week week. It shows the nativity scene with “trendy twenty-somethings, designer fashion and luxury gifts”, as part of its “Christmas starts […]

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Christmas cheer from Christian ministry in Perth

Many of Scotland’s top companies have generously provided gifts and financial support to make Christmas special for more than 900 Perth senior citizens. Co-ordinated by Perth-based Christian ministry People With A Mission Ministries (PWAMM), the gift-bags contain items such as biscuits, mince pies, chocolates, toiletries, book and a Gospel CD. Local youngsters have been distributing […]

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Religions unite for prayers, pies and pakora

A church and neighbouring mosque will be marking Christmas Eve by opening their doors and holding simultaneous prayers, before sharing mince pies and pakora with local people. With today being a holy day for Muslims as well as Christmas Eve, the congregations of St John’s Episcopal Church and neighbouring Crown Street mosque in Aberdeen, which […]

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Single souvenir sparked collection of nativity sets from around world

Her festive collection started with a souvenir from her mother’s holiday to Cyprus 15 years ago. Now Pauline Weibye’s array of Christmas nativity scenes includes more than 200 sets from around the world. The 57-year-old from Newington will share each and every one with the public during an exhibition at Craigmillar Park Church this weekend. […]

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