Meet Your MP

Meet Your MP is an exciting new project from the SCPO (Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office) – building links between congregations and their MPs across the country. We want church communities to be at the heart of the decisions that affect their everyday lives – and what better way to get involved than for churches to […]

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Nominations for Moderator of the United Reformed Church General Assembly 2020 – 2022

The Synod clerk, Mr Bill Robson, writes: Following prayerful discernment at the National Synod of Scotland meeting over the weekend of Friday 16th-Sunday 18th March 2018, the following two nominations were agreed for Moderator of the United Reformed Church General Assembly 2020 – 2022: Elder Category: Dr James Merrilees Minister Category: Revd John Bremner Their […]

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National Synod of Scotland Meeting March 2018 – Sunday Morning

The Moderator reconvened Synod Meeting on Sunday morning with worship. After worship the moderator welcomed to Synod Meeting Katie Henderson Co-Moderator elect of Youth Assembly who updated the meeting on her role.   Children and Young People The report on Children and Young People was received. This was followed by Youth and Young Adults Forum […]

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National Synod of Scotland Meeting March 2018 – Evening

After dinner the Link Gatherings were held, giving an opportunity for link groups to discuss the new shape of Synod and Local Shared News topics. Synod received committee report from: Church Life This report was received Revd Branwen Rees, convenor Church Life, was thanked for her contribution to the Synod of Scotland and wished well […]

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National Synod of Scotland Meeting March 2018 – Saturday Afternoon

Synod Meeting reconvened after lunch Synod Meeting then adjourned at 3:00pm and the Scottish United Reformed & Congregational College Annual Meeting convened where the annual report and accounts were received. Synod Meeting Reconvened at 4:00pm After tea and coffee a meeting of the ministers (Active, Retired, Interim Moderators’) present was held Data Protection and Compliance […]

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National Synod of Scotland Meeting March 2018 – Saturday Morning

This morning commenced with worship led by North Link. Business this morning included receiving committee reports from: Finance and Property This report was received. The following resolutions were passed: 2018/3/05 The Synod of Scotland meeting in Tulliallan aspires to raise through church contributions to the work of the Synod the sum of £33,000 as outlined […]

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National Synod of Scotland Meeting March 2018

Friday Evening National Synod of Scotland spring meeting was constituted by Revd Fiona Bennet (alternate Chair) and the Moderator who led us in worship. This included welcoming new members to Synod Meeting, new ministers and elders, marking ministers with significant anniversaries, ecumenical guests and our visitors to Synod Michael Jagessar and Steve Tomkins. Revd John […]

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Well done to Paul and his Family

Well done to Paul and his Family – freezing cold to help Glasgow Night Shelter  As the Beast from the East gripped Scotland, hats off (or on!) to our Synod Accountant Paul Clelland and his boys for responding by building an igloo in their garden and sleeping in it the night of Saturday 3rd March. […]

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In the bleak mid-winter

Our Synod Moderator writes: In the bleak midwinter Whilst for many Scotland can look idyllic in winter, the experience of those homeless is the opposite. The Scottish Government have commissioned an Action Group on Homelessness and Rough Sleepers which includes experts and those concerned from the church and other voluntary sector. Their fourth blog/report, written […]

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