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What is Sanctuary First?


Your Online Worshipping Community


Sanctuary First is a vibrant, online worshipping community of the Church of Scotland. We are passionate about exploring new ways for people to connect with God, the spirit, and one another as a digital church.

In a busy, overwhelming digital world, we want to give you the opportunity to pause and draw breath - to take a moment…

We invite you to find a little sanctuary.

To We are excited to explore creative ways of using the internet to wrestle with and grow in our faith — to learn, celebrate, and find solace.

We aim to be a resource for the wider church and a fresh way to engage with Christianity for those who are unfamiliar or unused to church.

Everybody is welcome. Whoever you are, wherever you have come from, we hope you can find a little sanctuary here. We publish prayers and readings in our Daily Worship which you can access here on the site, through our app, on social media, or by signing up to our email list.

We also regularly produce live streamed events, music, short films, podcasts, blog posts, conferences, worship leading and personal reflection resources.
With the guidance of the Holy Spirit we are establishing a network of people across Scotland and around the world that we pray God can use to encourage and inspire a new generation of disciples.

Dear God,

Help us to find the words,
the gestures,
the expressions,
the pictures,
the melodies,
that witness to your love and grace.
Give us the language,
the posture,
the outlook,
the imagination,
the tune,
to straightforwardly and honestly
speak of where we have come from
and where we are going.

Amen.

We are a registered incorporated Charity of the Church of Scotland, (a charity registered in Scotland, charity no. SC0 51969) and part of the Church’s Faith Action Program.


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Acknowledgements

Sanctuary First Management Group are grateful to Sanctus Media and the Drummond Trust for their continued financial support in helping the creation of the App.

Team members

Find out more about the team who lead and contribute to Sanctuary First.

Albert Bogle

Albert Bogle

Chairman of the board & Founder of Sanctuary First.…

Laura Digan

Laura Digan

Creative Team - Minister & Member of the board…

Jack Steel

Jack Steel

Tech & Creative Team - Creative Director…

Ishbell Ross

Ishbell Ross

Creative Team - Social media Managment and member…

Paul Goode

Paul Goode

Treasurer of Sanctuary First & Member of the Board…

Jim Steel

Jim Steel

Member of the Board of Sanctuary First…

Jane Steel

Jane Steel

Administrator of Sanctuary First & leader of…