The Scottish Churches’ China Group (SCCG) was formed in 1983 following a visit to the UK by senior Chinese Protestant leaders. The Church of Scotland used its dormant China Funds to set up a group specifically to build relationships and partnerships with the Protestant Church in China. In what was a visionary move, The Church of Scotland invited other mainstream Christian traditions in Scotland to become part of this group and the SCCG was born. In 1989, we widened our membership to reflect the make up of Action of Churches Together in Scotland. This new membership led to a desire to build relationships with the Catholic Church in China.
Today, the main focus of the Scottish Churches’ China Group is to work on health and education projects through staff capacity building and exchange visits.
The day-to-day running of the charity is overseen by a Management Committee. This meets every six weeks. Our Plenary/AGM is held in March each year and there is an autumn Plenary in September. Plenary meetings are open to anyone who is interested in our work or would like to learn more about China.
The denominational members of the Scottish Churches China Group are:
- Chinese Fellowship
- Church of Scotland
- Roman Catholic Church
- Scottish Episcopal Church
- Society of Friends (Quakers)
- United Free Church of Scotland