Sunday , 19 January 2020

Tag Archives: George Whyte

Edinburgh church votes for equality

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An Edinburgh congregation of the Church of Scotland has become the first to implement the new changes to the vacancy process, as confirmed in May’s General Assembly. The Kirk Session of Wardie Parish Church, which describes itself as “a caring community in North Edinburgh” and has been without a minister for two months, voted to allow its Nominating Committee to ...

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New anti-gay Church of Scotland group formed

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A new group opposed to gay ordination in the Church of Scotland has been formed on Thursday. The group, which is named Covenant Fellowship, is pressing for what it deems to be a more “Biblical”, traditionalist stance. This follows a majority of the Kirk’s presbyteries voting to support an “overture” granting greater acceptance of gay and lesbian ministers within the Church of ...

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Further resignation from Church of Scotland over gay ordination

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A Church of Scotland minister resigned his position to join congregation members who oppose the ordination of openly gay clergy, reported the Scotsman. Philip Hair, Minister of Holyrood Abbey Church, said that he would be leaving having been called by Holyrood Evangelical Church to become their first minister. Hair told the Scotsman: “It has been a honour and pleasure to ...

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Two ministers quit Church of Scotland over gay ordination

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Two ministers have quit the Church of Scotland, over the ordination of gay ministers, leaving the Western Highlands with only one full minister, reported STV, on Tuesday. Rev David Macleod, of the Lochcarron, Applecross and Torridon parish, and Rev Roddy MacRae, of Glenelg and Kintail, decided to leave over what they described as the church’s continuing “drift from the teachings ...

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