Scottish Episcopal Church

Moderator Lorna Hood with other religious representatives

Scottish independence: Role of religion ‘should be recognised’

Churches and faith groups are calling for the role of religion to be recognised in any written constitution for Scotland. They plan to hold an interfaith conference on the subject in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, in July. The call follows an interfaith meeting convened by the Church of Scotland. The Scottish government said it did not […]

Justin Welby: Anglican Communion sexuality decisions can mean African Christians suffer

Justin Welby: Anglican Communion sexuality decisions can mean African Christians suffer

• This discussion at 51 minutes The Archbishop of Canterbury revealed today that Christians in parts of Africa face abuse, violence and even death because of decisions on sexual equality made by Anglican Churches in the West. Justin Welby, the spiritual head of the Anglican Communion, made the comments in an hour-long phone-in programme on […]

Ian White

Pioneering open air event at Loch Ness returns

Rock Ness may be cancelled, but the Drumnadrochit churches are pleased to announce that their pioneering ‘Picnic and Praise’ event on the shores of Loch Ness will return this summer. Last year over 350 people attended the inaugural gathering on the grounds of the historic Urquhart Castle for a time of informal worship. The Historic […]


Glasgow rectorship candidate Holdsworth hits out at Ed Snowden win

UPDATE: Story based on this blog entry. @ScotChristian I think it might be more sensible to point people towards the blog post this was based on. I've not hit out at anyone. — Kelvin Holdsworth (@thurible) February 20, 2014 One of the losing candidates in the race to become rector of Glasgow University has expressed […]

Chris Creegan

The Pink Scotland List: the pride of the nation

Following Holyrood’s historic decision this month to pass the Equal Marriage Act, Scotland on Sunday has drawn up the Pink Scotland List marking the contribution made by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people to the cultural, political and public life of the nation. 1 RUTH DAVIDSON Leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party […]

Archbishop Eliud Wabukala

African traditionalists reject Anglican dialogue on gays

An African-led traditionalist group opposed to growing acceptance of homosexuality in the worldwide Anglican Communion has rejected a Church of England plea to review its Bible-based condemnation of gays. Kenyan Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, chairman of the group, said it was “deeply troubling” that Anglicanism’s mother church [sic] was trying to project a British debate about […]

Methodist Church to join major national credit union

Methodist Church to join major national credit union

The Methodist Council, meeting in London this week, has agreed to become a partner to the Churches Mutual Credit Union (CMCU). The CMCU is an alliance between the Anglican churches in Britain, the Church of Scotland and the Methodist Church in Britain. As well as offering the benefits of credit union membership to ministers, trustees […]

Lent cookbook launch

New cookbook brings ‘food for thought’ this Lent

The Scottish Episcopal Church and Christian Aid have come together to launch a brand new cookbook for Lent 2014, bringing ‘food for thought’ from around the world to churches and families in Scotland. Inspired by last year’s Enough Food For Everyone IF campaign, which focused on tackling global hunger in a world of plenty, the […]

Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth

Edward Snowden and Kelvin Holdsworth in running to be Glasgow University rector

Students at Glasgow University have launched a campaign to get Edward Snowden elected as rector. The whistleblower, whose revelations about mass surveillance by US and UK intelligence agencies have caused worldwide controversy, is one of four official candidates for the three-year post, currently held by the former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy. While Snowden is […]

Rev Canon Dr Joseph Morrow

Scottish Episcopal Church priest appointed as the new Lord Lyon King of Arms

The Rev Canon Dr Joseph Morrow, Chancellor of the Diocese of Brechin, Honorary Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee and Chaplain, Glamis Castle, has been appointed as the new Lord Lyon King of Arms. The Lord Lyon office dates from the 14th century. Duties include the granting of armorial bearings and judicial rulings on who […]

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