The Summer 2021 edition of our church magazine is now available. Click Here.
General Assembly begins on Saturday 22nd May, and will be mainly online with a small core team of the top table, presenting conveners, technical and admin support. Commissioners and others participating in GA2021 will be reading reports, debating and voting, but all elders, members and friends are invited to share in General Assembly 2021.
Watch on the Live Stream
All proceedings will be live-streamed and you can watch from wherever you are. Details and the webcast link will be at 🔗 www.churchofscotland.org.uk/ga
Reports & Speeches
All 🔗 the reports and other documents are available to download. If you are looking for a good overview of what’s coming to this Assembly, you could watch the Conveners’ speeches which this year have been recorded in advance. 🔗 Videos and text transcripts are available on the web; there are also 🔗 YouTube playlists where you can watch the speeches, including 🔗 an option with BSL interpretation.
Review of the year with Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair
Before the Assembly, on Wednesday 19th at 8pm, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair will be providing a review of the year past – this too will be 🔗 live streamed
Sunday 23rd May – Pentecost Sunday
🔗 BBC’s Reflections at the Quay will feature the Moderator, Jim Wallace, Baron of Tankerness along with sung praise items from past Assemblies.
Pray for the General Assembly
Lord of the Church, we pray for all who will engage in General Assembly as together we seek to discern your will, purposes and promises for the Church of Scotland.
Share news and views about GA2021
Feel free to share this information with others in your congregations and communities. The tag #GA2021 can be used on Twitter and Facebook to identify GA related posts
The text was originally from General Assembly 2021 – Lochaber Presbytery
Maximum seated capacity in the sanctuary is 63-106 within 63 seating areas
Worship in Innerleithen Church resumes Sunday 23rd May at 10.30am
We are pleased to be able to gather again for worship in person, but there are still some guidance and restrictions in place for now:
- those attending worship must wear masks (unless exempt)
- 1m social distancing will need to be maintained
- we are not yet allowed to sing, but will continue to listen to pre-recorded songs and hymns
- You will be asked to sanitise your hands on arrival
- Stewards will direct you to a seat. This may be upstairs to the gallery seating, leaving the limited capacity downstairs for those less able or unable to climb stairs
- We regret we are unable to provide transport to or from the service
The service will continue to be live streamed on http://itwcos.org/category/online-worship/ and on our on-demand telephone service on 01896 404505. There may be one or two technical challenges to get round in the initial weeks, so we do please ask for your patience as we all adapt to new ways of working.
We are required to keep a register of attendees for the purpose of Track & Trace as you arrive.
Resuming worship in Innerleithen Church is only a first step and we look forward to resuming worship in Traquair and Walkerburn when we are able. At the moment we only have permission from presbytery to open Innerleithen Church. Each step we take will be carefully done helping to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Please remember FACTS and do not come to church if you have any symptoms.
apologies for a few technical glitches
SOLE NOMINEE Fraser Edwards preaching at ITW Parish Church, simply select the link below Press Play and enjoy
Our Nominating Committee is delighted to report that the invitation to be Sole Nominee in our Vacancy extended to the Revd Fraser Edwards BSc., BA, currently Probationer Minister at Palmerston Place Church Edinburgh, has been accepted. Fraser is 41 years old, married to Fiona and they have two children Anna (13) and Matthew (7), Fraser will preach as Sole Nominee sometime in late November, but fuller details will be given later.