Month: July 2016

Glasgow Churches Together: A Prayer for Peace July 2016

http://stmungomusic.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Nice-w-David.mp3 Glasgow Churches Together presents a short prayer in the aftermath of the terrorism at Nice and the attempted coup in Turkey. To listen to the prayer, please click on the audio file above. Prayer read by Fr David Wallace.  Music by the St Mungo Singers   I know that my redeemer lives. On the last day I shall rise again. And in my flesh I shall see God, the living God. God our Father, We pray for peace in our troubled world. May nations work together to bring harmony to all people; May acts of war come to an...

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Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday (& GCT’s 25th Birthday!)

It was a bit wet and dull outside but it was warm and welcoming inside as Glaswegians gathered under the auspices of Glasgow Churches Together (GCT) in Glasgow Cathedral on 12th June to celebrate primarily the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, but also the 25th anniversary of GCT – a lovely co-incidence of celebrations. The congregation and representatives of the various churches in GCT were joined by Baillie Liz Cameron representing the City Council, members of the Scottish Parliament, representatives of the emergency services and (supporting the music of the service) the St. Mungo Singers, the Glasgow Cathedral Choir and organist, Rutherglen Salvation Army Band and harpist Carissa Swan. They were also joined by a number of tourists who had come into the Cathedral to admire the building but had decided to stay when they heard what the service was for. The service began with the well-known hymn, Lord of All Hopefulness, as the clergy processed to the sanctuary. Dr. Laurence Whitley, the Minister of Glasgow Cathedral, welcomed everyone and expressed his pleasure that the Cathedral had been chosen for this celebration. Fr. David Wallace, Chair of GCT, read the opening prayer and this was followed by the scripture readings, the singing of The Lord’s My Shepherd (Crimond) and James Quinn’s O Light from Light, before the Gospel reading. Professor Sir Kenneth C Calman, Chancellor of Glasgow University, gave...

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