Look for Comforting Coincidences

The latest installment of Kathleen Bates’ blog: Sometimes I feel discouraged and feel my work’s in vain.  But then the Holy Spirit revives my soul again.  (African-American Spiritual) Read more at: http://ourgoldennetwork.blogspot.com/2020/07/look-for-comforting-coincidences.html?m=1


In response to the Covid 19 pandemic our church and buildings have remained closed since late March. As at 30 June, the enforced closure, has resulted in a reduction in income of £12,500. This is due to the loss of freewill offering giving’s, donations, income for the use of our halls etc, and the cancellation… Continue reading DONATIONS APPEAL

Who’s Calling

The latest installment of Kathleen Bates’ blog: Like many other people in lockdown, I have been using the extra time at home to do some spring cleaning.  One day at the beginning of this month, I was up in the atticwhen I caught sight of a framed picture which, many years ago, I had hung on… Continue reading Who’s Calling

Guidance on the reopening of church Buildings

This guidance describes the practical aspects for reopening church buildings and the possible implications for worship. This guidance is designed to facilitate discussion, and support ministers and the relevant decision-making bodies at a local level as they consider how and when will be the best time for them to reopen their church buildings. The Scottish… Continue reading Guidance on the reopening of church Buildings

The Gorse is in Bloom

The latest installment of Kathleen Bates’ blog. How comforting it is at this time of ‘lockdown’ that Spring, unaffected by the coronavirus, has been following its usual pattern: in April, the dawn chorus, beginning with the blackbird’s cheerful song, all the busy nest-building in our gardens, daffodils and cherry blossom, and now, in May, bluebells… Continue reading The Gorse is in Bloom

Heart and Soul 2020

Dear Colleague Heart and Soul 2020 – Sunday, 17th May – 2.00pm – 4.20pm I am certain that by now you will have heard of the very special service to install Rev Dr Martin Fair as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on Saturday 16th May at 11am. This will be… Continue reading Heart and Soul 2020