Church leaders have united in offering sympathy and prayers following last night’s tragedy when a police helicopter crashed into the Clutha pub.
The Rt Rev Dr Gregor Duncan, Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway, said: “On behalf of the Episcopal Church in Glasgow and across Scotland I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to all the families of those who have lost their lives, and to those who have been injured, in this terrible disaster.
“We also offer our gratitude to the many citizens of Glasgow who have come to the help of the people caught up in this tragedy, and praise the exemplary work being done by all the emergency services and medical staff. Our churches across Glasgow, and beyond, will be praying for all those affected by this tragedy and for the whole city of Glasgow.”
The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth, Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, offered a prayer for those in Glasgow and further afield who wish to pray for the city:
Help us to pray for the people of Glasgow – this dear green place.
With thanksgiving we remember those who have shown courage.
With concern we remember those injured.
With compassion we remember the bereaved.
With love we pray for all caught up in this event.
Strengthen the weary.
Protect the vulnerable.
Embrace those who grieve.
• More reaction at Glasgow Churches Together.