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The Big Question

This month’s question is: ‘What do you like about church?’

“Luke 12:34 tell us ‘where your treasure is, your heart will be also’. I was only 10 years old when I first started attending church. I didn’t go with any of my family except on high days and holidays and as we weren’t from the area we never went to the local parish church. So when I first started to go, I was very much alone. It took me three attempts to get the courage to go in, mind you, but I’m so glad I did.

Connor MacFadyen, NYA Youth Rep and member of Tranent Parish Church

“There is no hiding anywhere in my church and they immediately noticed this tall strange looking guy sitting up the back who couldn’t say the Lord’s Prayer.

“But the welcome I received was unparalleled and still, to this day, when I go in that door I always feel so welcome.

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The month of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be almost upon us as this issue reaches our readers. Reports will be debated and pronouncements made on a wide range of issues. One thing will be evident: the wind of change will begin to blow over the shape of the Church. After a series of roadshows over the length and breadth of the land from London to Lerwick the feedback on the future of the Church is being carefully analysed and considered.