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Church-goers slate plans for Sunday parking charge

Church-goers at Scotland’s largest cathedral have slammed controversial plans to charge for Sunday parking. A petition has been lodged by St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in the West End opposing the proposal, which city council chiefs said would improve “turnover” of bays and boost trade. Cathedral secretary Judith Lewis said about 230 signatures had been collected […]

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St Margaret’s Church in Royal Deeside to be arts hub

An empty church on Royal Deeside, which Queen Victoria refused to visit, is set to be redeveloped as an arts hub in a scheme which has been backed by the Prince of Wales’s regeneration trust. Plans are being made to transfer the ownership of the A-listed St Margaret’s Episcopal Church, in the Aberdeenshire village of […]

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Priest who allowed Muslims to pray in his church is hit by abuse from internet trolls

A priest who has allowed Muslims to pray in his church told today how he has been hit by a barrage of abuse by internet ‘trolls’. St John’s Episcopal Church became the first church in the UK to share their building with Muslims after Rev Isaac Poobalan saw members of a neighbouring mosque praying outside […]

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Former nightclub bouncer gave up late nights to become a priest

A Scots priest has revealed she feared she’d be rejected by the Church – because she didn’t fit the bill due to her wild past. Reverend Dr Julia Candy spent her student days dancing and drinking and she even worked as a nightclub bouncer. But she gave up the late nights for a life of […]

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Statement from Scottish church leaders and representatives on the bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone

Issued following a meeting held in the David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre, Mon 11 March 2013. “We remember with gratitude the life and witness of David Livingstone, who campaigned vigorously against the slave trade during his life time. “We acknowledge that many Christians were slow to speak out against the evils of the slave trade and […]

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Work on surgery starts at St Mary’s Cathedral

WORK to build a doctors’ surgery which will serve 8000 people is under way in the grounds of one of the Capital’s most famous landmarks. The £4 million West End Medical Practice development has been hailed as the surgery of the future due to its ­modern internal open-plan design, eight consultancy rooms and treatment rooms. […]

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Christian church in Aberdeen is first in Scotland to share with Muslims

A Christian church has become the first in Scotland to share its building with Muslims. St John’s Episcopal Church in Aberdeen now has hundreds of Muslims praying five times a day in their building as the neighbouring mosque was so small that they were forced to worship outside. Sections of the main hall have been […]

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First Minister and Church leaders consider common concerns

First Minister Alex Salmond recently met with Church Leaders to discuss current issues facing society and the Church. Matters discussed included the proposed changes to marriage law, on which views from across the churches were expressed. The Church leaders highlighted the transformational work done by churches in the community and welcomed the First Minister’s assurance […]

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Mediation call in gay clergy row

One of the world’s most outspoken evangelical leaders has lent his support to a congregation facing eviction by the Church of Scotland after it quit the Kirk in protest over gay ordination. Dr Peter Jensen, the Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Australia, has voiced support for the 500 worshippers at St George’s Tron in Glasgow and […]

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Edinburgh public asked to express thoughts on 'God matters'

A new Edinburgh-based initiative to open up conversation about Christian faith in the modern world is inviting people in the street to express a view about ‘God matters’. The Centre for Living Christianity (CLiC), based at St John’s Episcopal Church in the Scottish capital, is unveiling a large banner today – and is encouraging enquirers […]

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