The latest edition of the Society's journal

THE RECORD NO. 52 (December 2017)

The new edition of the Record contains Stephen Holmes's address to the 2017 AGM, with its new perspective on the 'Reformation' and the unexpected emphasis on liturgical formation; Gordon Jamieson's appeal for more appropriate funeral orders to meet the different circumstances of today; Scott Rennie's introduction of a comprehensive new Aberdeen-based lectionary resource to rival anything offered elsewhere; a paper given to the Aberdeen Theological Society on how succeeding hymn editors have ensured that we can keep singing Charles Wesley; and the editor eavesdropping on conversations with the famed 'Rabbi' Duncan (1796-1870) about the state of worship in the country.

There are also Obituaries of two well-loved former officers of the Society: Duncan Forrester and Tom Davidson Kelly; and the customary extra make-weights, the Secretary's 'Notes' and the roundup of recent literature on worship and liturgy.

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Contains the text of an address given by Rev Dr Johnston McKay at the annual Study Day of 2014 on 'Church and Society in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century; the address given by the Rev Lezley Stewart at the Annual Meeting of 2016 at which she outlines a project to 're-imagine' in the present day Dr Robert Lee of Greyfriars' use of the psalms in worship; the order of service, music references and the edited text of the sermon given in the Collegiate Church of St Salvator, University of St Andrews, which was a reconstruction of a service that took place in Leipsig in 1724; Martin Ritchie's paper at the Study Day 2015 on his researches into the Reformation Psalters, particularly the Kalendar; a review of two publications which discussed issues surrounding church pews by the Editor; reviews on: Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practice, Timothy Duguid (Martin Ritchie); Shaping Up: Reforming Reformed Worship, Ernest Marvin (Alan Smith); Recent Liturgical Literature (Douglas Galbraith).


THE RECORD NO. 50 (December 2015)

The full text of the Sesquicentennial Lecture given by Rev Prof Bryan Spinks of Yale on The Nineteenth Century Liturgical Revival: Evolution and Devolution of Worship in the Kirk; a full record of the Anniversary Service held in Canongate Kirk, including those who shared in the leadership; the short address given by the Moderator, the Rt Rev John P Chalmers, on that occasion; the sermon preached by the President of the Society and Minister of Canongate Kirk, Rev Neil Gardner; the After Dinner Speech given by the Very Rev Gilleasbuig Macmillan KCVO at the Society's Anniversary Dinner in May; the Editor's third instalment of the Society's history, an account of the Third Half-Century; a round-up of recently published books on worship; an In Memoriam for Susan Wilson; and a full account of the Anniversary Year with a description of each event.

Note: an extra edition of the Record will be published in the first part of 2016 which is to include other papers given during the Sesquicentenary Year.