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Wider Church

A Church with the Community at its heart, at the heart of the Community

General Assembly 2022

The 2022 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland runs from Saturday 21 May until Thursday 26 May 2022. All the news from the General Assembly is available here.

The proceedings are being live-streamed on the CoS website, and can be accessed using the link below:

                                   

  • The Queen's letter to the General Assembly was read aloud during the opening ceremony, and can be read in full here
  • Ministers and Deacons to be allowed to opt in to officiate at same-sex weddings: read article from The Guardian
  • Kirk and RC Church Endorse a Declaration of Friendship: The Saint Margaret Declaration

 

   Thy Kingdom Come: 26th May - 5th June 2022

Join the global wave of prayer calling all Christians to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know the love and peace of Jesus Christ. As our Church is registered, we have our own twinkling light, helping to light up the world in prayer. FIND OUT MORE

Watch this year's trailer for Thy Kingdom Come:

                    

 

The History of CrossReach

Find out more about the 150-year history of CrossReach here.

 

Cupar Cluster

We are part of the Cupar Cluster of Churches in the north east of the Presbytery of Fife which also includes Cupar Old Parish Church linked with Monimail and Cupar St John & Dairsie United Parish.

The formal grouping enables the parishes to work more closely together, sharing, connecting with a wider community and drawing strength and support from each other.
 

 

The Church of Scotland Response to the Ukraine Crisis

The Church of Scotland has now established a Ukraine Response Group to coordinate the Church's response. Here is a summary of the actions being taken and how we can support people in the region, host refugees or help in any way.
 
General information can be found on the CoS Ukraine updates page
 
Information that congregations and individuals who are seeking to host a refugee should be aware of, can be found on the Homes for Ukraine briefing page.
 
Information to help congregations looking at using occupied or unoccupied manses to accommodate refugees can be found here.
 
You can watch a webinar on how to support refugees from Ukraine, on the CoS YouTube Channel.

 

Fife Presbytery

Mission Bulletin

The latest bulletin dated May 2022 can be found here.  

Ukraine Crisis

A letter from the the Very Rev Susan Brown, Church of Scotland Faith Impact Forum, has been circulated to all Presbyteries giving information on how Churches are working together in Ukraine and in the border areas. Details of how we can help support their work is given here

 

World Church

We follow the activities of our Mission Partners, Keith and Ida Waddell through their website.   https://keithandidainzambia.wordpress.com

  

Weblink Resources

Paul Haringman, coordinator of ACORN in Scotland and Mission Development Worker for Inverness Presbytery, has put together and is sharing a weblink resources sheet “to help you think about pure, noble and lovely things”. This resource sheet can be accessed here.