Posted & filed under Appointments, Diocesan News, News.

I am very pleased to let you all know that I have appointed the Reverend Reuben James Preston as the new Dean of our Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway. Reuben will continue as Rector of St John’s, Johnstone and St Margaret’s, Renfrew. He will work closely with me, the Bishop’s more »

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Pastoral letter from Bishop Kevin, following the Scottish Government’s announcement of eleven council areas moving to COVID Protection Level 4. In this challenging situation, what do we have to offer? We offer hope. There is hope, even in, especially in the midst of pandemic and legal restrictions. There is hope more »

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The Chapel of All Hallows in Bellahouston Park was envisioned by the people of the Scottish Episcopal Church for the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow, 1938. Designed by Mervyn Noad and Wallace of Glasgow, it was built by Speirs Ltd. (of tin tabernacle fame). The A-frame building was divided into a more »

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On the feast day of Richard Hooker, poet-priest Malcolm Guite will engage us in a spiritual journey with the poetry of George Herbert. Book on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/poetry-and-prayer-from-hooker-to-herbert-and-beyond-an-online-retreat-tickets-123012418455 Price: £10 Tue, 3 November 2020, 10am–4.30pm About this Event Malcolm Guite published After Prayer, his poetic response to George Herbert’s poem Prayer in October 2019. more »

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Each year the diocesan Prayer and Spirituality group organises a day of reflection for all those in licensed lay ministry—Lay Readers, Worship Leaders, Pastoral Assistants and Eucharistic Assistants. This year, we are going online! Saturday 10th October 2020: 10.00am–12.30pm Programme: 10.00–10.15: Worship and welcome 10.15–10.50: Reflections on ministry (and lack more »

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The latest newsletter from the Scottish Educational Institute is now available SEI Newsletter September 2020. Also available is the Ember Card with details of ordination candidates for the Diaconate and the Priesthood in the next few months.  Ember Card 2020 Deacons and Priests  

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On the 12th anniversary of the death of community worker and philanthropist Lilias Violet Graham, we commemorate her life of “sheer goodness, rooted in practical Christian love”. Lilias was born in London in 1917 to a family with Scottish aristocratic heritage and a strong social conscience. Following her family’s tradition, more »

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Eco-Congregation Scotland’s collection of worship materials for Creation Time 2020 (beginning on 1 September) are now available here: https://www.ecocongregationscotland.org/creation-time/ In 1989, the Ecumenical Patriarch of the Orthodox Church suggested that 1 September, the first day of the Eastern Orthodox Church year, should be observed as a day “of protection of the more »

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The Scottish Episcopal Church will hold its first ever online General Synod later this year, following the postponement, because of the coronavirus epidemic, of the meeting originally due to have taken place in June 2020. Under current Scottish Government guidelines, a physical meeting of Synod is not possible, and there more »

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The Provincial Youth Committee had to cancel this year’s Provincial Youth Week at Glenalmond College because of COVID-19. The Committee has worked very hard in producing an online alternative programme for potential delegates and registration for this is now open. Claire Benton-Evans, the Provincial Youth Committee Enabler, writes about Glen more »