Climate Sunday Initiative in lead up to COP26

Mission work, Press releases

With less than 100 days to go until COP26 – the critical international climate negotiations which the UK government will host and chair in Glasgow in November 2021 – a broad coalition of Christian denominations and charities is calling on all churches to hold a ‘Climate Sunday’ and commit to effective action themselves, before talks begin. So far, more than …

Aid to the Church in Need – February Newsletter

Mission work

ACN Scotland have been working on a number of initiatives in which you and your parish can work with ACN to support the suffering Church this Lent. ACN Scotland have come up with some virtual ways to generate prayer, pass on information about the work of ACN and fundraise as well.

New resources for October, the Month of the Missions

Mission work

Dunkeld’s Vicar Episcopal for the Missions, Fr Mike Freyne, St Bernadette’s, Tullibody, has posted a series of series and links to share during October, traditionally Mission Month. First is a story in which both Archbishop Protase Rugambwa of Tanzania – the Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples – and Pope Francis, emphasise the importance of our missionaries …

Bishops are united against nuclear weapons

Justice and Peace, Mission work, Press release

During his historic visit to Japan last year, Pope Francis declared that “the use of atomic energy for purposes of war is immoral, just as the possession of atomic weapons is immoral”. Seventy-five years on from the unprecedented and horrific destruction of life at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we are called to reflect prayerfully upon the UK’s own possession of nuclear …

Newport’s Nifty Knitters send homespun care

Mission work

Almost 10 years ago, parishioners at St Fillan’s, Newport-on-Tay started a ‘Nifty Knitting Group’ which gathered monthly to knit, have coffee and chat. Their efforts have bow gone half way around the world and they have been join by many of the local churches – and others without a faith connection. “Everyone is welcome,” said parishioner Anne Meiland, “and since …

Church’s fund for Coronavirus mission response

Mission work

The Scottish Catholic Observer reports: Bishop Stephen Robson has welcomed the announcement that Pope Francis has established an emergency fund in response to the Coronavirus crisis to support ongoing missionary work throughout the world. The Holy Father set up the special fund via the Pontifical Mission Societies—his official charity for overseas mission—of which Missio Scotland is the Scottish branch. The …