Posted & filed under Reflection.

In this reflection on Easter, Jane Bottomley looks back at her first Holy Week at St Paul and St John the Evangelist Church, Monklands.  For some years I’ve been aware of a fault line running through my life, a kind of displacement between religion and faith. It is still only more »

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Following the course held in Glasgow earlier this year, there will be a further opportunity for those seeking training as authorised Lay Worship Leaders to do so later this year. The new course will take place in the Galloway Region over 5 sessions and is a requirement if the individual more »

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SEI Lecture 2018: The annual SEI Lecture will be held this year on Thursday 11 October at 5.30 pm in Parliament Hall, South Street, St Andrews. Professor Elaine Graham, Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology, University of Chester and Canon Theologian of Chester Cathedral, will deliver a paper entitled ‘Liberating more »

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The Reverend Jim Benton-Evans will be Instituted as Priest-in-Charge of the East End Team Ministry by the Right Reverend Dr Gregor Duncan, Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway. You are warmly invited to attend the Service of Institution to be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 13 June, 2018 at St Serf’s Church, 1464 more »

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“For the avoidance of doubt”, I think, is a phrase well-beloved of lawyers. Well, I am not a lawyer, not even a canon lawyer (I have sometimes wished I were). Nonetheless, I do rather like that phrase. So, for the avoidance of doubt and, may it be said, of speculation, more »

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Glasgow City Chambers Sunday 10th June 2018 — 3 p.m. Join Civic and Church Leaders at this Annual Event to celebrate the history and cultural diversity of this great city. Music and song from the Salvation Army Band, St Denis’ Primary, South Side Fiddlers, Music Ensemble and the Saint Mungo Singers. more »

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Pilgrims and Pilgrimage Sights and Sounds of the Sacred Govan Old Church Curated by: Jim Harold, David Jasper and Donald Orr. Conference and Plenary session: Saturday 19th May 2018 – 10am – 5.15pm Exhibition: 19th May – 3rd June 2018 Opening times: 1 – 5pm daily Pilgrims and Pilgrimage: Sights more »

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May 2018 News from SEI 01.05.18 The Director of Mixed Mode Training, Richard Tiplady, fourth from right, with members of the SEC Mission Board. Richard is working with the Board to develop ways of training and CMD to support pioneer ministry and Fresh Expressions of church, and to convene a more »

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Three weeks have now passed since Good Friday, and the reality of the Resurrection has taken hold once again. In this time, during the Season of Easter, we walk with the Risen Christ and look at what has come to pass and what is still ahead of us. The Canon more »

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Residential Weekend 4 took place in St Mary’s Kinnoull in the middle of March. The Rt Revd Dr Bob Gillies led the students expertly in several hours of teaching about the ministries of healing and deliverance. The student Worship Group rostered for this particular weekend led a memorable act of more »

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The restoration of St Bride’s historic Hill organ by Harrison & Harrison of Durham has been completed and was officially ‘handed back to us’ last week. The congregation will hear it for the first time for the Gloria during tomorrow evening’s First Eucharist of Easter, beginning at 8.00pm with the lighting more »

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I have decided that this year’s Appeal will be for MND Scotland in memory of our late Diocesan Secretary, Chris Zochowski who died from Motor Neurone Disease earlier this year. In 1981, MND Scotland was founded by John Macleod, a 32-year-old Strathclyde police officer, who had Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Together with more »

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This year there will be two Chrism Masses. St Ninian’s, Castle Douglas – Fri 23rd March, 12 noon, followed by lunch* St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow – Sat 24th March, 4pm I warmly invite you to attend whichever of these is more suitable for you. The liturgical colour is white or more »