Glasgow, West + Ayrshire

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Churches join forces to launch Erskine’s first foodbank

An SOS has been issued for people to make much-needed donations to a new foodbank. The Erskine facility is the third foodbank to be opened in Renfrewshire, following in the footsteps of similar projects in Paisley and Johnstone. Councillor Sam Mullin joined members of Erskine Baptist, Erskine Nazerene and Erskine Parish churches as they opened […]

Dalziel St Andrew’s

Massive £150,000 boost for Motherwell church upgrade

Plans to carry out a major upgrade to a church in Motherwell have been given a massive funding boost worth almost £150,000. The overhaul of the roof and walls at Dalziel St Andrew’s is the last major phase of a makeover which has so far cost in the region of £600,000. The Heritage Lottery Fund […]

Daniel and Becky Frank

North East Glasgow investment set to reap rewards

A husband and wife duo from the United States, via the Middle East, have brought their pioneering spirit to the North East of Glasgow which has seen a run-down church building transform into an innovative community facility. Daniel Frank, a minister in the Balornock/Barmulloch area of the city, and his wife Becky have been in […]

Police investigate abuse allegations at church care home for vulnerable kids

Police investigate abuse allegations at church care home for vulnerable kids

A church care home for vulnerable children is at the centre of an abuse probe. Detectives are investigating claims that four youngsters were attacked at the Church of Scotland’s Mallard home in Glasgow’s Springburn. Officers launched the probe after a dad claimed his son, who is now an adult, had been one of the victims. […]

Rev Richard Tiplady

International Christian College to cease current operations and undertake review for future

International Christian College in Glasgow has decided to cease its current educational operations in a managed way over the next academic year, writes the College’s principal, Richard Tiplady. There will be no further new student intakes, and we will help our current students to transfer to other institutions where possible, as well as providing one […]

Citizens Theatre

Theatre awarded £400,000 for plays and workshops on sectarianism

A Glasgow theatre is to be given £400,000 to host plays and workshops about sectarianism. The Citizens Theatre will use the £402,740 to hold performative [sic] events in primary schools across North Lanarkshire. The grant is part of a £861,558 pot of further investment in community projects to fight bigotry and sectarian attitudes. It comes […]

Cathedral refuses widow's dying wish over her husband's music

Cathedral refuses widow’s dying wish over her husband’s music

A widow’s dying wish to have her clergyman husband’s music compositions played at her funeral by the musician who helped create the works has been rejected by Scotland’s most historic cathedral for legal reasons. Elsie Houston, a volunteer guide at Glasgow Cathedral for 30 years, had asked for her late husband Reverend Freddie Houston’s music […]

Same-sex marriage vote prompts Wishaw church concerns

Same-sex marriage vote prompts Wishaw church concerns

Ministers from Wishaw churches have voiced concerns and disappointment over the legalisation of gay marriage. Last week the Scottish parliament voted by 105-18 to recognise same-sex marriage, following the lead of Westminster where last year the practice was legalised in England and Wales. Despite such overwhelming support among politicians – including that of Motherwell and […]

Rev Neil Glover

Cambuslang minister goes against own church’s view on same sex marriage

A Cambuslang minister has gone against his own church’s views on same sex marriage by offering his support for gay and lesbian couples to wed. Neil Glover, who is the Minister at Flemington-Hallside Church in Halfway, spoke to the Rutherglen Reformer after the marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill was passed in the Scottish Parliament […]

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Proposals for mosque next to school dropped

Plans for a mosque within the grounds of a school in one of Scotland’s most affluent suburbs have been officially abandoned. Councillors in East Renfrewshire voted unanimously to drop the proposals for Newton Mearns, south of Glasgow, after it generated a significant public response. Plans for a joint campus in Newton Mearns, including Jewish and […]

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