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Looking Back

Looking Back

Friday December 4

A regular dip into the archives. Any requests? Just ask

December 1944: Service In A Cinema

November 1954: Scots in Patagonia

November 1945: Exploring the Call to Ministry in Libya

November 1935: Andrew Carnegie

November 1969: Elsie Inglis

October 1938: The Iona Community - What is and What it is not by George MacLeod

October 1964: Harvest of New Churches

October 1974: The World's Debt to Henry Duncan

October 1956: Repairing Highland Churches

October 1955: Refugees Appeal

September 1928: Lunderston Bay Camp

September 1958: The Wall Street Church

September 1970: Sermons in Star Trek

September 1974: Barclay Retires

August 1939: The Church on the Sands

August 1941: A Minister in Orkney

August 1913: Scotland's First Church Organ

August 1966: This Man Barclay

July 1887: The Founding of the Diaconate

July 1906: The Old Schoolmaster

July 1915: A Chaplain at the Dardanelles

July 1900: Seaside Mission

July 1970: The Commonwealth Games

June 1963: Columba 1400

June 1960: A Dramatic Vote

June 1945: Reflections on VE Day

June 1975: MacLeod at 80

May 1946: A Gallant Congregation

May 1928: With the Fisher Folks

May 1908: Fifty General Assemblies

May 1935: A Woman Organist's Adventure

May 1954: The Church Led The Way

April 1950: The Hydrogen Bomb

April 1940: Meeting A Need

April 1950: In Memory of Sir Harry Lauder

March 1970: Communion at Golgotha

March 1910: The Founder of Sunday schools in Britain

March 1940: Waiting to be Called Up

March 1970: The Ministry of Listening

February 1950: Scots History In A Bible

February 1970: This is Shetland

February 1930: Mummies in Dublin

February 1950: How to Pray

January 1970: Moses Stone Fragment Unveiled In Fraserburgh Ceremony

January 1910: Saying Grace

January 1940: Einstein's Tribute to the Church

January 1970: L is for Luke

December 1969: The Man Who Met Christ in Rangoon

December 1939: The BBC and Morning Prayer

December 1979: The Sky At Christmas

November 1939: From Town To Village

November 1969: One Day's Pay

November 1939: The Summons

November 1949: Memories in the Flowers

November 1969: Deaf for the Day

October 1939: A Meditation

October 1969: Communion on the Moon

October 1989: Ten Years of Traidcraft

October 1949: Rebuilding Iona

September 1939: The Inventor of the Bicycle

September 1949: The Symbol from Amsterdam

September 1969: Transplants In Order

September 1959: A Pioneering Deaconess

August 1949: Faith and Vision Rewarded

August 1959: 353,750 New Houses Since The War

August 1969: The midnight sun

July 2009: Desmond Tutu at the General Assembly

July 1969: The Queen's speech to the General Assembly

July 1949: The Epic of the Scots Memorial, Jerusalem

July 1929: The First Royal Lord High Commissioner

June 1959: The Queen Mother at the Scots Kirk in Rome

June 1969: The benefactor of Boganlochy

June 1939: Church of the Forest Tribes, by Dr John Graham

June 1959: New Scots Kirk for Paris

July 1929: Church Union Agreed

May 1969: Phoenix at Inchinnan

May 1959: "I Was Nursed by Livingstone's 'Boys'"

April 1939: Refugee Work in Scotland

April 1959: Floating Parish at Aden

April 1969: Thank God for Karl Barth

March 1949: The Beadle

March 1919: Are we Downhearted?

February 1909: Charteris Memorial

February 1959: The Children's Project

February 1969: Faith of the Fisherman

February 1959: Lesslie Newbigin on church growth in India

January 1939: Scots Kirk, Madeira

January 1879: Life and Work, issue one page one

December 1948: Christmas with Mary Slessor

December 1958: Princess Margaret at Eventide Home

November 1948: Manse Family Since Waterloo

November 1938: The Empire Exhibition

November 1918: Chaplains' Letters

November 1968: A' We'de Away

October 1938: Christian Highway

October 1958: Could You Be A Missionary?

October 1968: Telstar the Spur

September 1958: The Cross and the Atom at the Brussels International Exhibition

August 1978: Craigneuk Plastics

August 1938: The Scots Kirk, Bombay

August 1908: Scottish Navvy Mission

August 1928: The World Press Exhibition

August 1958: Discovery of Columba's Cell?

July 1968: By Yon Bonny Banks

July 1948: When Christians Differ

July 1958: First Overseas Bishop was a Presbyterian

June 1948: A Play's Part in the Reformation

June 1938: Panjab Village Church

June 1948: Moderator in Palestine

June 1908: Tribute to Archibald Charteris

June 1958: Worship on the Ark Royal

April 1918: The Road to Emmaus Under Fire

April 1968: A Dog With a Bank Account

April 1938: The Grand Old Lady of the Church

March 1938: Saint Margaret of Scotland

March 1948: 'He is Still Bidding Men'

February 1968: Bound for Grand Bahama

February 1938: With the Territorials

January 1968: A Woman Minister from Germany

January 1888: Cave Worship in the Highlands

January 1958: The Tartan Pimpernel

December 1967: Harlequins, Holly and Robins

December 1957: A Call for a Stoppage of Nuclear Weapons

December 1967: Cala Sona

December 1917 - A Visit to the WAAC in France

November 1967 - Requiem for a Padre

November 1927 - Revised Church Hymnary

November 1937 - Camping with the Campers

October 1967 - A Light in the Darkness

October 1957 - Children's Church Is Opened

October 1937 - Worldwide ecumenical conference in Edinburgh

September 1957 - Schweitzer Film at Edinburgh Festival

September 1967 - Cameronians on Duty

October 1964 - The Opening of the Forth Road Bridge

August 1947 - Ministers or Monkeys?

August 1967 - The opening of an ecumenical chapel at Butlin's, Ayr

August 1937 - The 800th anniversary of 'the wonder and glory of the north'

July 1977 - The Queen addresses the General Assembly

July 1967 - A Cry from the Skerries

July 1957 - Kintyre Pilgrimage Led by Moderator

June 1967 - In New Housing Areas and Three Fife Churches Costing £160,000

June 1987 - Guild's right royal day of celebration

June 1927 - 'Red-Letter Day' for St Andrew's Jerusalem

July 1937 - General Assembly

April 1927 - The Road to Emmaus

March 1967 - "I felt compelled to go"

March 1957 - Before the Office Opens

March 1967 - Explosion in the Pacific

March 1947 - Church Arts Centre

February 1897 - A Night Call

February 1947 - Travelling Bookshop

February 1957 - Christmas for Hungarian Refugees

January 1907 - 'Padre Smith'

January 1947 - In Scottish POW camps

January 1957 - The Church on Wheels

December 1946 - The Man who cried "Why?"

December 1956 - The Church of Scotland in Malta

November 1946 - "I Was in Prison"

October 1966 - Five Buses to Sunday School

October 1956 - Repairing Highland Churches

September 1946 - At the Seaside

September 1946 - 'When on my Day of Life the Night is Falling' - What Then?

September 1936 - Etubom Cruickshank

August 1956 - Must Fair Isle Become Another St Kilda?

August 1916 - The Scottish Churches' Huts in France

August 1941 - A Minister in Orkney

August 1966 - This Man Barclay

July 1906 - The Old Schoolmaster

July 1956 - Church With a Bold Policy

July 1936 - The Bible Barrow

July 1941 - St Columba's, Pont Street

July 1966 - A Counter to Emigration

June 1946 - News of Jane Haining

June 1956 - First Dock Chaplain

July 1966 - General Assembly admits women elders

May 1906 - Boys' Home in Glasgow

May 1946 - A Gallant Congregation

April 1946 - How Scotland helped Norway

April 1956 - Preparations and reports on 'Tell Scotland' rallies

April 1936 - The Moderator's visit to the Sudan and Egypt

March 1956 - Scotswoman Amongst the Chinese Poor

February 1916 - "It was Jess that saved me"

February 1966 - Sunday School Experiment in Alloa

January 1936 - The Old Sailor's Ark

January 1956 - The New St Columba's

January 1966 - Night Patrol Padre

November 1945 - Exploring the call to ministry in Libya

November 1965 - Edinburgh Church Builds Its Own Hall

October 1955 - Refugees Appeal

October 1940 - A Summer Play School

October 1965 - 320 Children Came to the 'Pi Club'

September 1970 - Sermons in Star Trek

August 1970 - Colour, cricket and calypso

August 1915 - Among Scots at Malta

August 1935 - At Home in the World

July 1900 - Children's Seaside Services

July 1970 - The Commonwealth Games

July 1965 - Tinkers' Friend

July 1915 - A Chaplain at the Dardanelles

July 1925 - Scots in Patagonia

June 1960 - A Dramatic Vote on Women Elders

June 1945 - A New Day Dawns

May 1935 - Why the Fear of Science?

April 1965 - Good New Ideas In Church Building

March 1910 - General Election

March 1965 - My Faith and My Job

March 1935 - Message from a Thousand Years Ago

February 1945 - The Career of the Woman's Guild "Mobile"

February 1940 - The mission to Palestine and the Presbytery of Jerusalem.

February 1950 - Scots History in a Bible

February 1965 - Ordained in his own 'tongue'

January 1915 - The Western Isles in pictures

January 1940 - An Unusual Form of Evangelism

January 1965 - "I Worked with Mary Slessor"

December 1949 - "She has eyes only for Him"

December 1949 - Fishermen sing 'Ye Gates, Lift Up Your Heads"

December 1944 - Service in a Cinema

November 1954 - Scots in Patagonia

November 1939 - The Church and the Evacuees

April 1916 - Funeral Amidst the Gunfire

November 1944 - A Link With Caen

October 1974 - The minister who set up the world's first savings bank

October 1954 - WCC Second Assembly in the US

September 1934 - Dr Robert Laws tribute

September 1939 - Christian youth meet in Amsterdam.

September 1974 - Barclay retires

August 1904: Impressions of Australia

August 1964 - Church in East Berlin

August 1939 - The Church on the Sands

August 1979 - Apart From "Religious" Television.... What About The Non "God-Slots"?

July 1970 - On Your Mark!

July 1954 - Lepers in Scotland - and in Nigeria

July 1969 - The incidental benefits of space travel

July 1894 - Charteris retires

July 1964 - Nyasaland - Malawi Independence Day

June 1974 - Towards a Lay Tradition

June 1924 - Cyclones and smallpox: a medical missionary's letter from India

June 1879 - Miss Walker Arnott's School at Jaffa

June 1949 - Chaplain in a 'hydro' camp

May 1924 - John G Paton, Missionary to the South Seas

May 1954 - 50 Years of Social Service

Woman's Guild Supplement, 1934 - A Stormy Beginning

April 1939 - Why I am Joining the Church

April 1969 - Babies from the laboratory

April 1954 - TB in Glasgow

March 1934 - Only Believe

March 1894 - The Church and Science

March 1919 - The National Mission

March 1954 - The Story of Margaret

February 1914 - Ba' Day in a Border Village

February 1934 - The "Codex Sinaiticus"

January 1959 - Silent Worship

January 1954 - The Floating Church of Loch Sunart

January 1934 - "This Charterisian Foundling"

January 1914 - A Prayer for the New Year

December 1958 - The Chosen Hour

December 1953 - The Housing Crisis

December 1903 - Good English

November 1938 - A Ministry Begins

November 1903 - An Indian Elder

December 1918 - The End of the War

November 1943 - The Church in Industry

October 1948 - The First World Assembly

November 1953 - At the German Kirchentag

October 1938 - Lighthouse Life

October 1963: Space - Conquest or Exploration?

October 1933: Some Questions of Vital Importance

October 1938: A Moderator's Tour

October 1953: The Mobile Ministry

September 1943: The Church in the Desert, and a Bible lost at Dunkirk

September 1879: Harvest Thoughts

September 1973: The elder as pastor

August 1988: The Conflict in South Africa

August 1963: Shortage in ministry recruitment

July 1913: The Empire Exhibition in Glasgow

September 1905: The story of the Church of Scotland's first missionary

July 1943: a UN pledge on food, and thoughts on a minister's workload

June 1963: Columba 1400

May 1953: The Coronation

 July 1913: The 1913 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

January 2008: Sir Alex Ferguson talks about the influence of the Boys' Brigade on his upbringing.