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A life totally given to his people

October 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

In the days since the announcement of the death of Bishop John Mone the diocese has been in mourning but, overtaking this, is a feeling of gratitude for his years of loving service to our people and joy that this good and faithful servant has returned to His Father’s House to receive rest from his labours, and reward for the good he has done. Within hours of the announcement we had received 900 tributes online and sympathies had reached 140,000 people. It is phenomenal to see how such a kind and gentle shepherd could have had such colossal influence simply ... continue reading.

Let’s demonstrate our sense of family

October 21st, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

On this Mission Sunday, Missio Scotland asks us to share our love and support the charity worldwide - By Fr Vincent Lockhart... continue reading.


Are you having a laugh? I do hope so

October 7th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Sr Roseann Reddy - Sharing something funny is one of the greatest pleasures in life—and so is sharing knowledge of Jesus... continue reading.


A call for diversity in education, and humanist schools if desired

September 30th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Recent coverage of the Humanist Society’s judicial review of the Scottish Government’s decision to reject a change to the rules governing religious observance in schools, reminded me of the epigram frequently and perhaps erroneously attributed to GK Chesterton, who is claimed to have said: “When a man stops believing in God he doesn’t then believe in nothing, he believes anything.” ... continue reading.


Call of the Lord was impossible to ignore

September 23rd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Youth worker RACHEL MURRAY has regained her faith and is on a mission to help Scotland’s children... continue reading.


We’ve built a respectful relationship

September 16th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Church of Scotland magazine editor Lynne McNeil on Christian unity and solidarity... continue reading.

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The online abuse goes on and on…

September 9th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Winning a court case has not halted the stream of sectarian intimidation... continue reading.

Light of hope will guide us in darkness

September 2nd, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Faith in Jesus helps us to move past our anxieties and fears and move towards improved possibilities... continue reading.

We have to see each other’s viewpoint

August 26th, 2016 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

It’s important for our society that we listen to others, particularly those who say things we don’t like to hear... continue reading.

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Latest edition

P1 OCT 21b

exclusively in the paper


  • A powerful report from Missio’s work with disabled children in Kenya on Mission Sunday
  • The launch of new feature, the bow in the Heavens, a parish diary from Fr Joseph Bollan
  • Stunning Pictures from the re opening Mass of St Columbkille’s, Rutherglen after lengthy renovations
  • The story of a new charity that offers refuge to bereaved parents
  • More tributes to the late Bishop John Mone

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