I NOTE with interest your leader comment ("Gay clergy still at heart of Kirk strife", The Herald, April 16) and article on congregations leaving the Church of Scotland ("Funds lost as wealthy churches quit in new gay protest").
TWO of the wealthiest Church of Scotland congregations are quitting the Kirk just weeks before the General Assembly over the issue of gay ordination.
WELL-WISHERS have sent messages of support after illness forced the man who was due to be the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland to withdraw from the role.
The youngest-ever minister in the Church of Scotland hopes he can inspire others to join a ministry facing a lack of young recruits partly blamed on the gay clergy controversy.
A MINISTER'S bid to quit the Church of Scotland, taking his congregation and church with him, appears to have failed in a ballot of worshippers.