Resources for Christian ministry and worship at New College Library TAGS: | | | | | Today New College welcomes ministers and worship leaders to a CPD day focusing on Biblical resources. Topics include current scholarship on the Gospel of John and Advent themes in the Hebrew …Continue reading →

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Historic New College Library partnership begins a new chapter TAGS: | | Founded in 1843 as the Library of the Free Church College, and now serving the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh, New College Library is one of the …Continue reading →

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A Christmas Celebration TAGS: |   New College Collections Curator Kirsty Stewart & I were delighted to find this lovely ‘illuminated manuscript’ certificate, which celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the ordination of Rev. Walter Chalmers Smith, …Continue reading →

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Keeping it in the family TAGS: | | | | At New College Library we often receive enquiries from individuals interested in researching their family bibles, who have identified that we hold the same or similar edition at New College …Continue reading →

Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library now catalogued online TAGS: | | I’m pleased to report that the Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library has now been catalogued online. A big thank you to the two project cataloguers who have tackled this collection, Finlay …Continue reading →

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Researching the Free Church of Scotland at New College Library TAGS: | | New College’s origins lie in the Disruption of 1843, when over a third of the ministers in the Church of Scotland left to form the new Free Church of Scotland. …Continue reading →

Tackling a Library time capsule : The Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library TAGS: | | | | | | | | | Regular visitors to New College Library have probably walked past the Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library many times. It sits in custom made glazed bookcases, which are sited on the …Continue reading →

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Treasures of New College Library : The Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library TAGS: | | | | | | The Longforgan Free Church Ministers Library is a collection of handsomely bound volumes, particularly rich in patristic and theological texts. The rare books in the collection include Knox’s Liturgy (1611), the …Continue reading →

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The wood-walls of Scotland : a Christmas Carol TAGS: | | | | | | | | | New College Christmas Carol Service is taking place today at 5pm in the Martin Hall, led by members of the New College community and with singing from the New College Choir. Here’s a …Continue reading →

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