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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 Church.
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. Further information here
News from our Cluster partners can be found here.
Fife Pilgrim Pastorate
Rev Duncan Weaver's report on his year as Pilgrim Pastor can be read here
The Soup Bowl@St Marks
The Soup Bowl project provides a warm space, a friendly welcome, and a free soup lunch each Friday between 11.30am and 2pm in St Mark’s Church in St Andrews (across the street from the bus station). Open to all, it is a joint project of the three Church of Scotland congregations in the town: Holy Trinity, St Leonard’s and St Mark’s. Find out more here
Church of Scotland
We need to 'build together' says next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Read more here
A message from Rt Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, on the Israel Gaza conflict
I reach out to you all, as we continue to grapple with the shattering violence unfolding in Israel and Gaza, and to ask for your prayers and your action... CONTINUE READING HERE
A Message from from Rev David Cameron, Convener of the Assembly Trustees on the Israel Gaza Conflict
Dear Friends, as many will know, the Church of Scotland has had a presence in Israel and Palestine for many years. Currently we have two Mission Partners in place – Rev Dr Stewart Gillan in Jerusalem, and Rev Muriel Pearson in Tiberias. Alongside that, we have around 160 locally employed staff at our three properties in Tiberias, Jerusalem, and Jaffa-Tel Aviv... CONTINUE READING HERE
Faith Impact Forum
The latest (November 6th 2023) update from Faith Impact Forum can be found here
'Life and Work'
Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland. Read about its history, what it contains and its subscription service here.
The current issue of 'Life and Work' is now available. Find out more here.
National Moderator/May 2024
No sooner is the new Moderator or our General Assembly installed (this year Rt Rev Sally Foster-Fulton) then we are asked to consider next year's spiritual leader, to be inducted in late May 2024. It's perhaps interesting to know that whoever becomes Moderator Designate has a lead in time of six months which explains the urgency.
Anyone who is a member of the Church of Scotland can suggest names and I encourage you to think about people we've heard about in church, and whom you have read about online, in Life and Work, or in another place. I remember Very Rev Dr Martin Fair saying how important it is that people in the pew can all have a say in this and that it is not a closed shop.
Please read the below link and you’ll find details about who is eligible and of course elders and readers are very much to be considered - goodness knows we have a plethora of hard working, experienced Kirk elders.
The General Assembly 2023
The 2023 General Assembly took place from 20th to 25th May. Reports, news and highlights can be found here.
The Assembly Trustees
The Report from the Assembly Trustees in the run up to this year’s General Assembly can be found here.
It gives an overview of the themes and issues under discussion at present in the Church of Scotland.
The Assembly Trustees Update for June and July can be found here.
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Ascend was started in 2016 and brings together a range of services and opportunities for those in ministry.
The November Newsletter can be found here.
We follow the activities of our Mission Partners, Keith and Ida Waddell through their website. https://keithandidainzambia.wordpress.com