Our printed Newsletter is produced twice a year and you can click on the links below to read or download recent editions. If you would like to receive the Newsletter either as a printed publication or electronically, please just contact us. You can also keep up with our news, and that of our partners, by subscribing to our email updates.

Spring/Summer 2024 Newsletter

In this issue, we feature a couple of highlights from our recent visit to China, including inspiring work being done in Nanjing with orphaned children with life-limiting illnesses. We were so encouraged by seeing all our partners in person for the first time in four years, and by the depth of conversation and discussion. Much to follow up on! In the Newsletter, there’s also a great profile of a Chinese Christian benefitting from his audio bible – even if it sometimes encourages him to nod off!

Autumn/Winter 2023 Newsletter

The SCCG is celebrating 40 years as an organisation! We’re proud to be ecumenical and proud of our deep ties with partners in China and Scotland. In this issue, we have a fantastic update from one of those partners, Father Joseph Zhang of the Caritas Social Services Centre in Shenyang run by Liaoning Diocese. We also have an update about the Integrated Education project we are providing training support for in Nanjing, and we find out more about ‘Project Echo’, which may prove a major new resource for palliative care in China. 

Spring/Summer 2023 Newsletter

Rural Revitalisation headlines this newsletter, a priority for our partner in China, the Amity Foundation. Their projects support people in rural areas with dwindling populations and economies. We are able to offer help with staff capacity building and training, and specialist input regarding dementia support for elderly people. The SCCG hopes to meet with partners in person in China later this year, and you can read about those plans too. We have an article that brings us up-to-date with the work of the Friends of the Church in China (FCC); and also ‘Drink Tea, Make Friends’, a lovely article about the work of a pastor in northern China. 

Autumn 2022 Newsletter

Read about ‘The Eric Liddell 100’, ambitious plans by the Eric Liddell Community in Edinburgh to celebrate the centenary in 2024 of the famous 1924 Olympic gold medal win; we update you about the continuing work of our partners in China; learn more about opportunities for Chinese language learning in Scottish schools; and find out about the ‘Nanjing Rainbow’, vital support for children living with cancer and their families.

Spring 2022 Newsletter 

We have a feature about the work our partner The Amity Foundation is involved with revitalising rural areas in China and improving the quality of life for people living there; Jasmine Miller reports on her contribution to the 11th Symposium on Autism in Nanjing; and there are other news updates about our current partners and projects.

Autumn 2021 Newsletter

We’re back from Lockdown! With lots of news about our partners in China, an update from SCEN (the Scotland China Education Network) and a historical feature about the founding of the medical college and hospital in Shenyang.

Spring/Summer 2020 Newsletter

Read an update from our Chinese partners as they struggle with the outbreak of Covid-19; find out about a deaf church congregation in Shendong; learn more about the work of the Scotland China Education Network (SCEN); read a feature about the visit of our partners  from the Caritas Social Service Centre (CSSC) in Liaoning Diocese.

Winter 2019/2020 Newsletter

Features a report in words and pictures by Mairi Houldsworth about the further specialist dementia training she delivered in Nanjing and Shenyang in November 2019; How is Christmas celebrated in Chinese churches? Mark McLeister, Lecturer in Chinese Studies at Edinburgh University, tells us! The Newsletter also has news updates from our partners.

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Find out about the SCCG’s support of Dementia Care training in Nanjing; we have updates about partner visits to Scotland; we look back at our recent Plenary session in Edinburgh and on our contribution to the ‘Scots in China’ TV programme; and we celebrate our KiltWalk walkers!

Winter 2018/19 Newsletter

Updates from our partners in China and news about the projects we are involved in and support. Read about a new fundraising opportunity  – Kilt Walk 2019! This is raising money for the ‘Little Sunflowers Project’ in Liaoning Province in China which needs funding for a team of three staff to work with children with leukaemia and their families.  

Summer 2018 Newsletter Find out more about GP and Spiritual Care training at Shengjing Hospital; read about our involvement in the development in China of dementia awareness and palliative care; and hear about the documentary for BBC Scotland, ‘Scots in China’, filmed in June and which will feature our work.