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Christian Aid Week 2022

Christian Aid Week logo15-21 May 2022 is Christian Aid Week. Crown Court Church has supported Christian Aid and its humanitarian work across the world for many years. Normally during Christian Aid Week we would be asking for volunteers to collect at London railway and tube stations during the commuter rush hours. Sadly, as has been the case for the past two years, this will not be possible although we are still hoping to do some public collecting. But we can still support Christian Aid Week in various ways:

  • Donate through our e-envelope  and share it on your own social media accounts
  • Use the Gift Aid envelopes which will be available in church on Sunday 15 May
  • Donate directly via the Christian Aid website 

Film Premiere – After the Flood: Church, Slavery and Reconciliation

"After the Flood" film posterOn Wednesday 25 May at 6:45 pm Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church will be hosting the Premier of ‘After The Flood: Church, Slavery and Reconciliation’, a new feature documentary showing how the 18th century Church became embroiled in chattel slavery. The film discovers how the Church justified its involvement in the trade and its lasting impact, and then explores what this means for Christian reconciliation today. Tickets £6 via https://www.bloomsbury.org.uk/after-the-flood-church-slavery-and-reconciliation/.  If you have any other questions please email Rev Simon Woodman 

CD Recordings of Sunday Services

Are you interested in receiving CD recordings of Crown Court services? We record the morning service on the second Sunday of each month, with occasional additional recordings of special services. Whilst services are
accessible on the Church YouTube channel and via the Church website, we
can also provide CD recordings.

If you are interested in receiving these CD recordings, please speak to the
Church Administrator on 020 7836 5643 (Weds and Thurs only)

or write to the Church Office
Crown Court Church of Scotland
Russell Street
London WC2B 5EZ


Please give your name and full postal address.

Induction of Rev Scott Rennie

The Service of Induction of Rev Scott M Rennie will take place at Crown Court Church on Thursday 5 May 2022 at 6.30pm.

Presbytery will meet at 6.10pm. The guest preacher will be the Very Rev Dr
Derek Browning (former Moderator of the General Assembly and Minister of Morningside Parish Church, Edinburgh). The Service will be led by the Rev Professor Paul Middleton, Moderator of the Presbytery of England and the Channel Islands.


Scott will be ‘preached in’ on Sunday 8 May 2022, 11.15 am, when the Guest Preacher will be the Rev Peter Johnston (Minister of Ferryhill Parish Church, Aberdeen).

The Call

Due to the resurgence in Covid, as well as many people being away for the Christmas and New Year holidays, ‘The Call’ will continue to lie in Crown Court Church of Scotland on Sundays 9th, 16th and 23rd January 2022, between the hours of 10:30am and 12:45pm.  During these times, anyone whose name is on the Electoral Register of the congregation may sign ‘The Call’ in person.  Additionally, ‘The Call’ will be available for signature in Crown Court on Wednesday 12th or Thursday 13th January 2022 by prior arrangement with the Church Office (tel: 020 7836 5643; email crowncourtchurch@btconnect.com).

Anyone whose name is on the Electoral Register of the congregation but who cannot attend in person on any of these Sundays, may instruct that their name be added to ‘The Call’ by completing a ‘Mandate to sign The Call’ form which is downloadable from this link. Hard copies of the Mandate form are available from the Church Office Office (tel: 020 7836 5643 or email crowncourtchurch@btconnect.com). Completed Mandates should be returned to the Church Office no later than Sunday 23 January 2022.

Minister Elect

We are delighted to announce that The Reverend Scott M Rennie, MA, BD, STM, FRSA (currently Parish Minister at Queen’s Cross Church, Aberdeen), preached as Sole Nominee on Sunday 5th December 2021 and was duly elected and appointed as Minister Elect. There was spontaneous applause from the Kirk Session and congregation gathered as the Declaration of the Election Result was announced and we are hugely excited to be embarking on this new chapter with Scott.

Subscribing the Call

Notice is hereby given that this congregation of Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden, London has elected The Reverend Scott M. Rennie MA, BD, STM, FRSA to be our new minister and a Call to the said Reverend Scott M. Rennie has been prepared.

‘The Call’

‘The Call’ will lie in Crown Court Church of Scotland on Sundays 12th, 19th and 26th December 2021 and, also, Sunday 2nd January 2022, between the hours of 10:30am and 12:45pm; and, on Sunday 19th December only, also between the hours of 5:30pm and 6:15pm. During these times, anyone whose name is on the Electoral Register of the congregation may sign ‘The Call’ in person.

Anyone whose name is on the Electoral Register of the congregation but who cannot attend in person on any of these Sundays, may instruct that their name be added to ‘The Call’ by completing a ‘Mandate to sign The Call’ form which is downloadable from this link.  Completed Mandates should be returned to the Church Office no later than Sunday 2nd January 2022.

Any person whose name is on the Electoral Register may sign ‘The Call’ even if they did not hear Scott preach as Sole Nominee on 5th December, to show support for this ministry.  However, the service in now available for viewing on our YouTube channel or on the Services page of this website.

‘Paper of Concurrence’

A ‘Paper of Concurrence’ is available for signature by any person who is connected with the congregation, but whose name is not on the Electoral Register, to show their support for this ministry.  The ‘Paper of Concurrence’ may be signed in person only and will be available on the same basis as ‘The Call’.  Children are also welcome to add their names to this.