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 – along with book reviews and a reminder as to how we were talking about worship in 1928.  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.

Annual Meeting and Supper 2024
Greyfriars Kirk May 21 5.30p Greyfriars Kirk
John L Bell will give his Presidential Address on ‘The Life in Liturgy’. He explores how worship shapes not only belief but discipleship, how far symbol and symbolic actions can aid or impede devotion, and what is the effect of hymn texts whose dominant images celebrate the birth and death of Jesus rather than his ministry. For the Supper, book by Monday May 13 at dgalbraith@churchofscotland.org.uk (£27.50 pay on the day).