‘A great experience – this was my 5th IRCA Conference and it was, by far, the one that gave me most to bring home.’ Roger Greene Rural churches around the world are in good heart and have great confidence for the future. That was the message from the International Rural Churches Association (IRCA) Conference held […]
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In 2018 the Royal Air Force celebrates its 100th birthday. Up and down the country there are links between churches and former airfields but standing in a quiet church now it is hard to imagine the bustle and noise that was once such big part of the lives of these buildings…
‘Do this to remember me.’ Jesus at his last meal with his friends (Luke 22:19) ‘Jesus, remember me when you enter your kingdom.’ An anonymous thief a few hours later (Luke 23:42) What happens as we gather in groups, up and down the land, to remember those who have died? Does it change us? Do we live […]
In a recent BBC Radio Scotland broadcast, Martin Palmer of the Alliance for Religions and Conservation commented that ‘Every major religion has seen an increase in pilgrims of between 200 and 400% in the last 20 years.’ Pilgrimage in Scotland is recreating long distance walking routes that connect churches and other holy sites associated with […]
A World War 1 German officer and a British ‘Tommy’ inch towards each other across No Man’s Land, hands nervously outstretched as an offer of friendship. Other men and boys follow, greeting each other with sweets and mugs of tea. They start a ‘kick about’ with a football and soon the game is in full […]
Commemorating the centenary of the end of the Great War in rural communities Annual services of Remembrance are often significant occasions in rural communities. As our nation marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, we wanted to find out how rural churches were marking this significant anniversary…