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Scotland: College of Bishops respond to Referendum outcome

Posted on: September 19, 2014 9:10 PM
Related Categories: Reconciliation, Scotland

From the Scottish Episcopal Church

Speaking on behalf of the College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Primus, the Most Rev David Chillingworth, says “The people of Scotland have decided that Scotland will continue to be part of the grouping of nations which make up the United Kingdom.

“The Scottish Episcopal Church is an historic Scottish Church.   Our story is interwoven with the story of Scotland.  We commit ourselves to working with all the people of Scotland as our relationships with our neighbours continue to evolve.

“We hold particularly in our hearts and in our prayers today those for whom this decision brings a feeling of hopes dashed and vision lost.  With our partner churches and all in the faith communities, we pledge ourselves to work for reconciliation and pray for healing in our community.”

[Editor's note: The Scottish Episcopal Church subsequently posted the following resources

A Place for Hope, a cross-denominational body working to enable reconciliation and deep listening across society, has offered materials for use in the wake of the Referendum decision.

Prayer resources: Place for Hope_Referendum Resource 2014_A5 download

Booklet for use in groups: Referendum Reconciliation booklet]