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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 »

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Over one hundred Episcopalians from the Diocese and the Province collaborated to create this video of welcome for the 15th Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, the Right Rev Kevin Pearson, and his wife Dr Elspeth Atkinson.

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After the election of the Rt Rev Kevin Pearson as the 15th Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway, the litany below was written to acknowledge our enormous debt of gratitude and love that go out in our prayers for our sister Diocese of Argyll and The Isles and its people. Today, more »

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In the Corona Chapel of Canterbury Cathedral, not far from the archbishop’s chair, is a nondescript installation commemorating martyrs of recent times, in particular those of the Anglican Communion. Among these is one little known in the wider Communion, but immensely significant in the memory of Christians, and Anglicans in more »

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Here’s an update from Susan Walker – a member of St Ninian’s, Pollokshields –  who earlier this year, joined by Fiona Wallace and Fiona Walker began the creatively named Tour de Lockdown with proceeds benefitting the work of the Trussell Trust. Susan writes: I’m really delighted to report that we more »

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The Rev Les Ireland, Rector of St Cyprian’s, Lenzie, writes about his lockdown experiences of upcycling a pallet into a prayer desk: It all came out of lockdown, and a bit of spare time… Make a prayer desk! Make a prie dieu! As a hobby, I upcycle old pallets into more »