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Covenant Fellowship Scotland is registered with OSCR as
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Trustees of the charity are:

Rev Professor Andrew McGowan 
Rev Richard Buckley
Rev Ian Murdo Macdonald
Mr Kenneth Mackenzie
Rev Mark Malcolm
Rev Ann McCool
Rev Hector Morrison
Rev Colin Strong

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In this blog we are publishing short articles on various topics, submitted by different people in our supporters' network. These will aim to inform us and encourage us to think more deeply about our faith. For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

‘The St Andrews Declaration on a Shared Humanity’ was signed recently by the Church of Scotland Moderator.

The wording of the declaration can be found here:

The University of St Andrews website states that this document, ‘written by St Andrews Professor of Divinity Mario Aguilar, incorporates the teachings of different faiths and embraces the basic principles of humanity, equality, diversity and freedom. Once signed, it is hoped that the document will be used in schools, and by community and faith groups around the world, to form discussion and foster the idea of a common humanity, as a tool against radicalisation’.

The document was signed at the end of September 2016 by leaders from various religions, including Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and followers of the Dalai Lama. Amongst the signatories was the present Moderator of the Church of Scotland, the Right Rev Dr Russell Barr.

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"On The Road" roadshows

This autumn, the Church of Scotland's Council of Assembly is organising a series of events around the country to allow its members to be involved in listening, sharing and planning.

We are committed to being involved in the work of the church and this is a real opportunity to go along and participate in this process. Let's voice our support, put forward our suggestions, raise our questions and take an active part in the life of the church which we want to see renewed.

Click on the picture for a PDF poster showing the schedule of meetings.

The Church of Scotland "On The Road" web page is here and booking for these afternoons and evenings can be done through Eventbrite here.

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We are holding a series of gatherings in the next few weeks to allow people to come together and spend some time looking outward and upward - focusing on those aspects of our faith which encourage and uplift us.

The theme of these evenings will be "Glorify God and enjoy Him forever" and we will spend time reflecting on this from His word as well as praising and praying together.

There will also be an opportunity to talk with representatives from Covenant Fellowship Scotland.

These gatherings will take place in Stornoway, Inverness, Glasgow and Aberdeen and dates, times and exact venues are listed in our "Upcoming Events" panel on the website. You can also click on the poster image to access a PDF copy.

We really look forward to meeting with you on these evenings.

If you require any further information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director.

Submitted by Rev Hector Morrison on 6th July 2016

With much of this month’s issue given over to Assembly reports, the item that caught my attention this time round was the feature article on ‘Ministers of the Future’ in which we are given a progress report from three Church of Scotland candidates for ministry who are at different stages of their training: John McCulloch, former lecturer in Hispanic Studies at Glasgow University, who has just completed his theology degree at Highland Theological College; Lynsey Brennan, former Speech and Language Therapist with the NHS, who is at the end of her second year of study also through HTC; and Dawn Laing, former primary school teacher, who is coming to the end of her first year of theological training at St Mary’s College in the University of St Andrews.

Part of my interest in this article lies in the fact that John and Lynsey are two of the students I’ve had the privilege of teaching – and being taught by – over the past few years as they’ve studied with HTC by means of live video-conference classes from their own homes, a flexibility that an increasing number of candidates, especially those with young families or living too far away for daily travel to one of the church’s accredited training centres, are benefitting from.

Submitted by Rev Hector Morrison on 23rd June 2016

BB Badge“I see the BB as my ‘ministry’”. Is that your story? Could it be? These words provide the title for the cover feature article in this month’s edition of Life & Work - the main article in the edition that caught my attention, not least because I am one of the ‘many ministers’ spoken of towards the end of the article who ‘actually came to faith through the BB.’

’The article focuses on Bill Stevenson, Director of the Boys’ Brigade in Scotland, and also currently acting Brigade Secretary for the UK. Bill, who has been ‘involved with the BB for as long as [he] can remember,’ is normally based at Carronvale House near Falkirk, the BB headquarters for Scotland and their ‘national training centre since after the Second World War.

On the morning of Monday 13th June, we posted an article on our website blog, commenting on the recent Church of Scotland General Assembly. The timing of this piece, given part of its subject matter, has been criticised as being insensitive and inappropriate in the light of events in Orlando, Florida. For that we apologise.

There are many, many people hurting deeply at this time as the result of this violent and unjustified attack. Such violence against any human being is unacceptable and our response is a clear and unequivocal condemnation of these acts.

We grieve for those who have lost their lives, we mourn with those who have lost loved ones, and we pray for all who are grieving the loss of loved ones, for those currently in hospital in pain and distress, for those who seek to help and treat them and for all who feel threatened by what has happened.