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All articles in category Events

August 2017

Event – Scottish confusion

On 5 July, a memorial service was held for Dr Gordon Wilson, former leader of the Scottish National Party and co-founder of SOLAS. The service, carried out in St Peter’s Free Church, Dundee, was conducted by Reformed minister David Robertson. The church itself is known for being the preaching place of Robert Murray M’Cheyne,…

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August 2017

Event – International Preaching Congress

The fourth International Congress on Preaching (ICOP) will be held from 8-10 August 2017, at St Andrews Street Baptist Church in Cambridge. The event, which unites pastors and church leaders from the UK, US and many other nations, is jointly sponsored by Preaching magazine, Anderson University, and Spurgeon’s College. The theme of the congress is ‘Preaching hope in…

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August 2017

Event – Free Church (Continuing) in London

On 14 May 2017, the first communion service was held in the new Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) outreach congregation in London. A preparatory service was held on Saturday afternoon, when Rev. William Macleod preached on ‘Adoption’. He spoke of what adoption is: a stranger being taken into the family and treated as a…

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July 2017

Induction – Stornoway induction

There was a large attendance in the Stornoway Town Hall on 28 April for the ordination and induction of Stephen McCollum as the new pastor of Stornoway Reformed Presbyterian (RP) Church. Many had travelled from Northern Ireland and the mainland for the occasion, and there were representatives from other congregations on Lewis. Stephen, from…

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Induction – Welcome to Wooler

At a service on 22 April, Wooler Evangelical Church, Northumberland, inducted Michael George Veitch from Dunbar in East Lothian to be their new pastor, after a vacancy of 16 months. Michael will be the third pastor in Wooler since the church began in 1993. About 200 people were present in the packed building, including…

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July 2017

Events – Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) assembly

The 2017 General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) (FCC) met in Liberton Kirk, Edinburgh, on Monday 22 May. During the meeting, the FCC committee presented its report to the General Assembly, in which it said governing authorities should not spy on the population. It argued it was not the role of…

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July 2017

Event – European School open day

On 6 May 2017, the European School of Biblical Studies (formerly the EMF School of Biblical Studies) held its annual open day at Welwyn Evangelical Church. As the guests flooded in, so did the extra seats to accommodate the 200 or so guests who had come to hear from this year’s students and from…

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June 2017

Event – Psalmody class

The Presbytery of Skye and Lochcarron held its annual psalmody class on Saturday, 29 April. The class was held in Portree and taken by Rev. and Mrs Bill Scott. The congregations of Portree, Snizort and Lochalsh and Strath were represented by young and old. After worship, the class began in earnest, with Mrs Isobel…

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