Humanist weddings set to overtake Church of Scotland weddings this year

Apr 23, 2015 by

by Mark Woods, Christian Today: Humanist marriages in Scotland are set to outstrip Church of Scotland weddings this year for the first time, reports The Times. According to the Humanist Society of Scotland (HSS), its celebrants will conduct more than 4,200 wedding ceremonies this year. Church of Scotland wedding have more than halved since 2003. In 2013, Church of Scotland ministers presided over 4,616 weddings, a fall of around 900 from the previous year. A similar fall this year will see it...

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Funds lost as wealthy churches quit in new gay protest

Apr 16, 2014 by

By Brian Donnelly, Herald Scotland TWO of the wealthiest Church of ­Scotland congregations are quitting the Kirk just weeks before the General Assembly over the issue of gay ordination. The move is a new cash blow with the two congregations contributing £315,000 between them to the Church. One of the congregations has already left, with the second negotiating terms. The departure of St Catherine's Argyle, in the leafy Grange district of Edinburgh, and New Restalrig in Willowbrae,...

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Church of Scotland minister loses role as chaplain of Glasgow school after calling homosexuality a &...

Jan 7, 2014 by

By Auslan Cramb, Telegraph A Church of Scotland minister has been removed from his post as chaplain of a Gaelic school after describing homosexuality as a "perversion" and a “disorder”. The Rev Donald MacInnes made the comments on a Facebook page seen by some parents of pupils at the Glasgow Gaelic School.   They complained to the city council over the remarks, with one describing them as “absolutely disgraceful”.   Mr MacInnes made the comments...

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Chaplain at school axed after calling homosexuality a ‘disorder’

Jan 6, 2014 by

From STV News A Church of Scotland minister has been removed from his role as the chaplain of a Glasgow school after he described homosexuality as a "disorder". Rev Donald Michael MacInnes made the comments on a Facebook page read by parents of pupils at Glasgow Gaelic School. On Monday a spokeswoman for Glasgow City Council confirmed the Church of Scotland minister had been removed from his pastoral position at the school. In the post, the Church of Scotland minister refers to...

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Chaplain at school axed after calling homosexuality a 'disorder'

Jan 6, 2014 by

From STV News A Church of Scotland minister has been removed from his role as the chaplain of a Glasgow school after he described homosexuality as a "disorder". Rev Donald Michael MacInnes made the comments on a Facebook page read by parents of pupils at Glasgow Gaelic School. On Monday a spokeswoman for Glasgow City Council confirmed the Church of Scotland minister had been removed from his pastoral position at the school. In the post, the Church of Scotland minister refers to...

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Statement from the gathering of Church of Scotland Evangelicals

Jun 18, 2013 by

Church of Scotland Evangelicals Many evangelicals within the Church of Scotland are deeply concerned about the current crisis over the ordination and induction of those in same-sex civil partnerships. Some have left the Kirk and others are considering doing so. Today in Perth there was a large gathering of 350 evangelicals from the Church of Scotland (ministers, elders and members). The result of this was the formation of a network of evangelicals who have made the clear decision to remain in...

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