A special celebration of the life of the Church of Scotland is to be streamed online. The digital version of Heart and Soul, which will be shown on Sunday, 17 May, will offer a “beacon of light and hope” during the dark days of the Coronavirus lockdown.
The programme will run for just over two hours from 2pm via the Church website and Facebook page. It will feature a mix of worship, music, stories and good conversation with a host of guests.
People accustomed to attending the usual colourful event in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh – normally a key part of the General Assembly – will be able to watch it later at a time of their choosing.
The link to watch the 2 hour broadcast is
On Saturday 16 May there will be a special service to install the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Rev Dr Martin Fair (of Arbroath: St Andrew’s) will officially succeed Rt Rev Colin Sinclair as the Kirk’s ambassador, taking up his new role in the General Assembly Hall in the traditional ceremony.
The 2020 General Assembly was cancelled because of the COVID-19 health crisis, but a unique service of installation will be streamed live on the Church of Scotland website and also on the Church Facebook page, starting at 11am. The website link for viewing the service is: