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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.

 

Carol Singing for Christian Aid

After an enforced absence last year the Crown Court Church Choir and friends will once again be singing carols under the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square and raising money for Christian Aid.

Our slot this year is on Friday 17 December from 8pm to 9pm. We will meet by 7.50pm at the Café on the Square (bottom of the steps by the National Gallery). All are welcome; carol sheets will be provided for singers and collecting buckets for collectors. For further details contact the Christian Aid Convener at christianaid@crowncourtchurch.org.uk.

Notice of Nomination of Sole Nominee

At a meeting held at 6.45pm on Monday 8th November 2021, the Nominating Committee chose the  person who they wish to propose to this congregation of Crown Court Church of Scotland, London to be our new minister.  The name of the person proposed is:

The Reverend Scott M Rennie, MA, BD, STM, FRSA

(currently Parish Minister at Queen’s Cross Church, Aberdeen)

Arrangements have been made for The Reverend Scott Rennie to conduct public worship in this Church on Sunday the 5th day of December at 11:15 am.  Immediately after that service, there will be a vote on whether or not The Reverend Scott Rennie should be appointed as the new minister of this congregation of Crown Court Church of Scotland, London.  Anyone whose name appears on the Electoral Register of this congregation of Crown Court Church of Scotland, London and is in attendance on Sunday the 5th day of December 2021 shall be entitled to vote.  No-one else shall be entitled to vote.

 

The Reverend John K S McMahon MA BD

Interim Moderator

16th November 2021

Advent Bible Studies

During Advent, Lance is offering a 4-week advent-themed Bible Study starting on  Tuesday 30 November. He will be looking at some of the characters who feature in the Christmas Story:

November 30             The Shepherds

December 7                Mary

December 14              The Magi

December 21                To be decided

Please let him or the church administrator know if you would like to attend.

Sole Nominee

Sole Nominee

Advance notice is hereby given that the individual to be proposed by the Nominating Committee as Sole Nominee for Crown Court Church of Scotland will preach on Sunday 5th December 2021 at 11.15am.  Please make every effort to attend this Church service. 

Immediately after the service there will be a vote as to whether or not this individual should be appointed as the new minister of the congregation of Crown Court.  Anyone whose name appears on the Electoral Register of the congregation and is in attendance on Sunday 5th December shall be entitled to vote.  No one else shall be entitled to vote.