In November, our Scottish member CrossReach will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of its foundation. An official ceremony will be held on Sunday the 17th of November in Dunfermline to mark this important occasion.

Over the last 150 years, the Church of Scotland has demonstrated through its diaconal arm CrossReach a passion to make a real and lasting difference to the individuals and local communities across the region.

CrossReach states that “While the way services delivered have changed over time influenced by legislation, research and the essential feedback of those who use them, there is one word which strikes as a constant. Love.”

The transforming power of love in action in each of the services offers security, comfort and hope to everyone it comes into contact with.”

From the very youngest, to the very oldest, whatever their circumstances our member believes that in challenging times everyone needs someone in their corner. Someone who can help them, as an individual, to make the change which will allow them to live life to the fullest possible and to thrive.

That change might include becoming free from addiction, experiencing peace instead of anxiety in working through a mental health problem, feeling safe in a new or even a familiar living place, or simply being able to take part in activities that bring joy.

CrossReach has always been an integral part of our network. We wish our Scottish friends many more years of unparallel success. Happy anniversary!


More on our CrossReach’s anniversary celebrations on their website.