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Broughty Ferry minister leads exodus from Church of Scotland in protest at radical changes

Broughty Ferry minister leads exodus from Church of Scotland in protest at radical changes

A Broughty Ferry church has been rocked by a revolt over the Kirk’s views on homosexuality and humanism. The minister of St James Church is leading most of his elders and many worshippers to form a new congregation in protest at the radical changes. They are also objecting to Dundee Presbytery’s decision to stop St […]

Ann Gloag

Nazarene plans to transform Perth ‘eyesore’ building have been abandoned

Businesswoman and philanthropist Ann Gloag’s proposal to demolish the derelict C-listed Waverley Hotel to build a multi-use church hall and flats to link social activities at the adjacent Trinity Church of the Nazarene has now fallen by the wayside, with a for sale sign placed at the York Place/Caledonian Road site in the last few […]


Kirkcaldy kirk hosts ‘five generations’ baptism

The fifth generation of a Kirkcaldy family was christened in the town’s Old Kirk at the weekend – after travelling all the way from Sydney, Australia! Baby Archie Bruce Ferguson Carnegie (5 months) was christened in the same church as his dad Alan (44), gran Carol Carnegie (64), late great grandmother Margaret Adamson and great, […]


Vocations a priority for Dunkeld bishop who will be installed tonight

Bishop Stephen Robson says he is ‘deeply honoured’ to have been chosen by Pope Francis, ahead of his installation as Bishop of Dunkeld at Dundee’s St Andrew’s Cathedral this evening Pope Francis appointed Bishop Robson, previously Auxiliary Bishop in St Andrews and Edinburgh Archdiocese, as the new Bishop of Dunkeld last December. He replaces Bishop […]

Thomas Chalmers circa 1845 by Hill & Adamson.

Thomas Chalmers memorial unveiled in Anstruther

A long-awaited memorial garden to East Neuk-born Minister Thomas Chalmers, who helped revolutionise the Church of Scotland in the mid-19th Century, was officially opened in Anstruther. The garden is located on the corner of Haddfoot Wynd and East Green, Anstruther, behind the Scottish Fisheries Museum and below the site of the former Chalmers Church. The […]

Rev Rosemary Smith

Shock over ‘senseless’ vandalism of Fife church

Vandals have done thousands of pounds worth of damage to Townhill Parish Church. Heartbroken congregation members turned up to the church in Townhill’s Main Street on Sunday to find stained glass windows had been smashed by rock-hurling thugs. “It makes you want to weep, it’s so senseless,” said church minister the Rev Rosemary Smith. “It’s […]


Monifieth church theft

Police are appealing for witnesses to to a break in at a Monifieth church last week. Between 8 p.m. on Friday, August 2, and 6 a.m. the following morning, thieves broke into the St Rules building at Monifieth parish Church and made off with three bottles of port. • Full story at the Arbroath Guide […]

Prof Donald Macleod

Scottish Government must dual ‘lethal’ A9

Scotland’s “most dangerous road” must be dualled now to stop more accidents, a Scottish church leader has said. Professor Donald Macleod, former Principal of the Free Church College in Edinburgh, contrasted the “lavish” multi-million pound upgrade of the M9 Edinburgh to Stirling route, with the lack of investment in the A9, the main north-south route […]

Rob and Gwen Barlow

Biochemist is Auchterarder church’s new minister

After nearly three years without a minister and hearing a number of candidates preach, the congregation of Auchterarder Parish Church have chosen a biochemist to be their preacher. The congregation upheld the recommendation of the Nominating Committee to call Reverend Dr Rob Barlow to be their minister following his induction next month. Dr Barlow, 58, […]

Rev Alison Jones

Church hall to rise from rubble of Dundee multis demolition

A Dundee church is set to rise again from the rubble that crashed around it. The spectacular and highly-skilled demolition of the Derby Street multis left St Martin’s Episcopal Church, squeezed into the space between them, almost unscathed. The stunning simultaneous “blowdown” of Butterburn and Bucklemaker Courts last Sunday, seen by millions of viewers on […]

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