News and Events

News and Events

The annual Record has now been published. It contains articles on Virtual Worship, including a report of an innovative approach from Dunkeld Cathedral; a new pilot on training people to take funerals; the use of art in worship; an account of a novel approach to appreciating the psalms, from St Andrews; a new liturgy for a same-sex marriage; an example of 'local pilgrimage'; a proposal for the revival of the Agape; an update on the ‘Faith and Order’ section of the World Council of Churches.  The complete edition has been uploaded to the Journals pages on the website here

Study Day 2023, which will be in the autumn, takes as its theme the growing phenomenon of Pilgrimage, dropped by the Reformed churches, but experiencing a home-coming in the secularized world of the twenty-first century. Further details will be posted here as they emerge.

The Annual Meeting takes place as usual during the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, this year on Tuesday 21st May. This will be the occasion for the Presidential Address from the retiring President, the Revd John L Bell DUniv FRSCM. There is usually a dinner to follow.

Annual Meeting 2-23

The Society's Annual Meeting for 2023 is on Tuesday May 23 during the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, beginning at 5.30pm.

The speaker is the Revd Dr Liam Jerrold Fraser, minister of St Michael's Linlithgow and Convener of the Assembly's Theological Forum. His topic is

THE END OF WORSHIP? THE PURPOSE OF CONGREGATIONS AND THE SUNDAY SERVICE IN AN AGE OF MISSION PLANNING.

Stay for supper afterwards, cost £25.

Book with the Secretary Scott McKenna smckenna@churchofscotland.org.uk.

Streaming the Sunday Service

The Church Service Society is sponsoring a Study Day on Friday 24 February at Holy Trinity Church, Stirling.

The purpose of the day is to reflect both theologically and in terms of practice on the lockdown experience of the streaming of Sunday worship and where there are plans to continue.

Speakers will be the Revd Dr Tom Shields (writing in the current Theology in Scotland) and the Revd Fraser Penny, minister of Dunkeld Cathedral, whose Sunday broadcasts have attracted special mention.

The event will run from around 10.15am until 4.00pm.

Further information here

Prayers in a Pandemic

Prayers in a PandemicTwo prayers originating from both Anglican and Methodist sources for this challenging time, as well as two prayers by Lezley Stewart who is the Church of Scotland’s Recruitment and Support Secretary, within the new Faith Nurture Forum.

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