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A new Procurator has been appointed by the Scottish Episcopal Church, with immediate effect. Paul Reid KC takes on the position following the resignation of his predecessor Alan McLean KC. In November last year, the Preliminary Proceedings Committee of the SEC concluded its investigation into complaints lodged under Canon 54… read more >>

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The Secretary General to the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church is to retire next year after 28 years in the position. Mr John Stuart, who was appointed Secretary General in 1996, is expected to remain in post until the summer of 2024, and will oversee arrangements for the… read more >>

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Churches are being encouraged by the Provincial Environment Group to sign up for HeatHack workshops as part of the Scottish Episcopal Church journey towards Net Zero emissions by 2030. The SEC is working in partnership with HeatHack, an organisation which arranges facilitated group sessions for community groups – such as churches – to… read more >>

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Three Scottish Episcopal Cathedrals are to offer gender justice prayer and awareness resources as part of the annual 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness, St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee, and St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh will all host resources in their church buildings, which are open daily.… read more >>

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The Preliminary Proceedings Committee (PPC) of the Scottish Episcopal Church has investigated the complaints lodged under Canon 54 regarding Bishop Anne Dyer. Those complaints which the PPC has decided require further consideration have been referred to the Church’s internal procurator as the next stage of the canonical process. The remainder… read more >>

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The Primus, the Most Rev Mark Strange, joined Christian Aid and over 20 church leaders and Christian organisations in calling for a ceasefire and for all governments with influence to bring an immediate end to the violence in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. The statement, published by Christian Aid… read more >>

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Professor Grant MacAskill (the Kirby Laing Chair of New Testament Exegesis, Kings College, University of Aberdeen) will present the Eighth Annual Scottish Episcopal Institute Lecture on Thursday 26 October at 5pm. Prof MacAskill’s title is: ‘Disabling Norms and Acentering Churches: Autism, Long Covid and the Return of the Old Normal’.… read more >>

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The College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church today echoed a call from the Patriarchs and Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, along with the Anglican Communion, for a global day of prayer and fasting on Tuesday 17 October. The Primus, the Most Rev Mark Strange backed the call saying: “I know… read more >>

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It is with great sadness that the College of Bishops today announces the death of the Right Reverend Dr Keith Riglin, Bishop of Argyll & The Isles. Bishop Keith died peacefully with family at his side today (24 September) at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley following a short illness.… read more >>

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The Provincial Environment Group (PEG) is seeking ten volunteer congregations to take part in a series of Net Zero Workshops starting this autumn. The workshops will focus on energy use in SEC buildings, an important part of net zero that also affects congregational finances. The workshops are based on the HeatHack… read more >>

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To celebrate the beginning of the Season of Creation (1 September – 4 October 2023), the Provincial Environment Group (PEG) is pleased to announce the release of the updated Net Zero Toolkit. This online resource has been completely redesigned to complement the ten core objectives identified in the Scottish Episcopal Church’s… read more >>

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Following the success of the 2021 conference, “Gender and Liturgy in Conversation”, the “Responding to the Sacred” group of Scottish Episcopalians is preparing for its second conference this September, titled “Responding to the Sacred: Inclusive Liturgies/Porous Walls – New Conversations”. Organised in collaboration with the Liturgy Committee, the event aims… read more >>

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The Scottish Episcopal Church has taken a significant step forward in its commitment to addressing climate change by appointing Paul Williams as its Net Zero Delivery Director. The announcement was made during the General Synod in June, and Paul has now started in his new position, leading the implementation of… read more >>

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The Summer 2023 edition of the Scottish Episcopal Institute Journal is now available, featuring the theme of ‘Christianity and Zionism. Journal editor the Rev Dr Michael Hull, SEI Principal, says: “Few contemporary issues of justice and human rights pose such direct challenges to Christian theology as the Zionist settler¬–colonial project in Palestine, and… read more >>

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A stained-glass design of the Provincial Environment Group logo has been unveiled, colourfully illustrating the ten core objectives laid out in the Net Zero Action Plan. The original PEG logo was designed by Group member Robert Woodford in 2022, who described it as “bringing a holistic approach across committees and… read more >>

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The final day of Synod provided an opportunity to highlight the activities and celebrate the achievements of young people in the church – as well as acknowledge the workers and volunteers who are dedicated to ministry with children and young people. Claire Benton-Evans, the Provincial Youth Coordinator, introduced three young… read more >>

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Changes to the way that a new bishop is elected in the Scottish Episcopal Church were debated on day two of General Synod 2023, with members asked to decide on a second reading of a revised Canon 4. Two years ago, Synod opted to pursue a revision of the existing… read more >>

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The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland celebrated the joy of working together with the Scottish Episcopal Church in a historic address to the General Synod in Edinburgh on Friday. In the first-ever speech to General Synod by a serving Moderator, the Rt Rev Sally Foster-Fulton… read more >>