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THE Committee on Christian Life and Work was a true visionary body of the Victorian Church of Scotland.

Set up by the General Assembly, it was initially chaired by the Rev (later Very Rev) Professor Archibald Charteris, the then professor of biblical criticism at the University of Edinburgh. Last month the legacy of the Church’s proud record on social care for the poorest and most vulnerable was the focus of this magazine. This area of the Committee’s work – attempting to bring together the Church’s many disparate works of care and compassion – was the irst in a succession of successful works which sought to fulil the needs of both the Church and the wider community. The same committee was also responsible for the development and launch of this magazine (not without trouble as detractors sought to have the idea shelved, forcing Charteris to rise from his sick bed and pledge his own money to secure the immediate future of the magazine).

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