Reformation

Call for greater Presbyterian unity in Scotland: currently 11 denominations

Five years after calling for the Christian map of Scotland to be reworked in his Moderatorial address at the 2007 Free Church General Assembly, Rev Dr John Ross has again urged like-minded Presbyterians to explore a united witness. Dr Ross said “confessional Scottish Presbyterians need to meet face-to-face to talk and pray together” before “irrevocable […]

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Passing of record breaking Inverness minister

The longest-ordained minister of the Church of Scotland since the Reformation 450 years ago has died at a nursing home in Inverness. Veteran Highland cleric Rev Tom Donn (103), who would have been 104 next month and was ordained at Stornoway over 78 years ago, passed away at Kingsmills Nursing Home. Last May he achieved […]

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North archives give Reformation insight

A fascinating exhibition to mark the 450th anniversary of the Reformation in Scotland opened yesterday at the Highland Archive and Registration Centre, Inverness. The exhibition, entitled Spreading the Word, has been organised by the National Archives of Scotland in partnership with the Church of Scotland and some of Scotland’s local archives, including the Highland Archive […]

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Salmond hails Reformation’s legacy

THE educational benefits of the Reformation have been “vital” to Scotland’s development, First Minister Alex Salmond said yesterday. The 16th-century religious and social overhaul saw Scotland formally break away from the Roman Catholic Church’s authority and move to the Protestant faith. Mr Salmond addressed a conference in Edinburgh yesterday which saw the Church of Scotland […]

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It is time to ditch this Christmas humbug

The Christmas mail has started already, writes Harry Reid. Not the cards, though no doubt they will start appearing all too soon. But the commercial mailshots are in full flow. You have to admire their sheer ingenuity. One arrived this morning from a shoe manufacturer: “Enjoy all the festivities this Christmas, thanks to the reassuring […]

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Alex Salmond hails Reformation ahead of anniversary

THE impact of the Reformation is "felt to this day", First Minister Alex Salmond has said ahead of a series of events to mark its 450th anniversary. The 16th-century overhaul saw Scotland formally break from the Catholic Church’s authority, and a programme of events on Wednesday will commemorate its legacy. The Church of Scotland and […]

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Reformation conference helps us to put our differences aside

The legacy of the Scottish Reformation is to be marked with a day conference organised by the Church of Scotland and the Roman Catholic Church of Scotland with an evening service at St Giles Cathedral. Called Scottish Reformation – Marking the Legacy, Imagining the Future, the ecumenical conference hosted by the Joint Commission on Doctrine […]

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University of St Andrews explores the impact of the Scottish Reformation

The University of St Andrews is marking the 450th anniversary of the Reformation in Scotland with an exhibition exploring the local and national impact of this formative event in Scottish history. The exhibition will run until 10 December 2010. A series of talks and a guided tour of Reformation St Andrews will be run in […]

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Moderator to preach at historic Reformation site

The Moderator of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly will preach at a historic site where John Knox took communion as part of his visit to the Presbytery of West Lothian. In the 16th century, Knox, one of the Church of Scotland’s great reformers, led the sharing of the Lord’s Supper at Calder House which […]

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Knox’s ‘First Blast’ to be displayed at the National Library

A famous historic work by John Knox will go on display tomorrow at the National Library of Scotland, along with other exhibits to mark the 450th anniversary of the reformation. The first edition of The First Blast of the Trumpet, published in 1558, was a controversial work in which Knox argued that the Bible said […]

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