Church of Scotland News The latest news releases from the Church of Scotland

  • Stunning 'Path of Peace' opened in church garden
    on 26/04/2019 at 10:44 am

    School children have helped create a stunning 100ft long “Path of Peace” in a tranquil church garden in Edinburgh. […]

  • Minister launches fundraiser for victims of Sri Lanka terrorist atrocity
    on 24/04/2019 at 12:05 pm

    A minister has launched a crowd funding appeal to help the victims of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. […]

  • Moderator signs up for Christian Aid's Tay Bridge walk
    on 24/04/2019 at 6:00 am

    To launch Christian Aid Week, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Susan Brown, is donning her walking boots to take part in the annual Tay Bridge Cross Challenge on Saturday 11 May. […]

  • Power of faith can overcome 'horns of every dilemma'
    on 23/04/2019 at 1:25 pm

    A cross set amongst the antlers of a stag symbolises the Edinburgh parish in which the Scottish Parliament stands, MSPs have been told. […]

  • Moderator calls us to pray for everyone touched by the bombings in Sri Lanka
    on 21/04/2019 at 2:11 pm

    Christians in Sri Lanka were devastated to learn that more than 200 people have been killed and 400 injured in a coordinated series of bomb attacks on three churches and four hotels in the country. The bombs were detonated during Easter Sunday services when the churches were filled with worshippers. […]

  • Prayer: Christ is Risen Hallelujah
    on 21/04/2019 at 6:11 am

    A Prayer for Easter Sunday: Christ is risen Halleluja […]

  • Ambitious play brings the Easter story to Lanarkshire towns
    on 18/04/2019 at 10:58 am

    An ambitious production of the Easter Story will be staged across five towns in Lanarkshire during Holy Week and ending on Good Friday.Beginning on Palm Sunday, performances of the immersive People's Passion will take place in Wishaw, Motherwell, Carluke, Lanark and Hamilton. […]

  • Youth workers invited to training on tackling hate speech
    on 18/04/2019 at 6:00 am

    The Church of Scotland's interfaith officer, Mirella Yandoli, is inviting youth workers to attend a training event aimed at helping them tackle hate speech. […]

  • Moderator recounts the living experience of Easter
    on 17/04/2019 at 2:21 pm

    As Christians across the world prepare to mark the death and resurrection of Christ, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Susan Brown, writes about the living experience of Easter. […]

  • Moderator asks churches and cathedrals to toll bells for Notre Dame
    on 17/04/2019 at 10:35 am

    Church of Scotland congregations are being urged to ring their bells in a show of solidarity and sympathy with France. […]

  • Former Moderator plays key role in South Sudan peace talks
    on 16/04/2019 at 11:52 am

    Witnessing Pope Frances kissing the feet of South Sudan leaders to encourage them not to return to civil war was an “extraordinary" moment. […]

  • A Prayer for Notre Dame
    on 16/04/2019 at 8:57 am

    Rev Dr John L McPake, the Church of Scotland's ecumenical officer, gives us this prayer for all those affected by the fire. […]

  • Thousands to march in honour of Holocaust 'hero' Jane Haining
    on 12/04/2019 at 10:46 am

    Around 15,000 people will march through the streets of Budapest this weekend to commemorate a brave Scot who laid down her life to protect Jewish school girls. […]

  • A prayer in challenging times - Jo Love
    on 11/04/2019 at 11:00 am

    Over the coming weeks, as the UK faces huge changes in our relationships with the EU and as Rt Rev Susan Brown, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, invites congregations across Scotland to do all we can to demonstrate care and hospitality, we will be providing a prayer each week that we hope might be useful in personal devotions and public worship. Please feel free to change and adapt these prayers to suit your own context. […]

  • Still Game stars officially open community shop
    on 11/04/2019 at 6:14 am

    Two stars of hit series Still Game have officially opened a community shop in the east-end of Glasgow. […]

  • Former Navy chaplain returns full-time to the pulpit after 26 years
    on 08/04/2019 at 5:00 am

    A former Navy chaplain has returned to parish ministry 26 years after he was first ordained.Rev Scott Brown, who retired as Chaplain of the Fleet in 2015, has been inducted at the parishes of Buchlyvie with Gartmore in the Presbytery of Stirling. […]

  • Edinburgh kirk provides safe haven for rough sleepers
    on 06/04/2019 at 6:00 am

    A Church of Scotland congregation in Edinburgh has converted one of its buildings into a care shelter for up to 75 rough sleepers. […]

  • Ayrshire church hosts training to help churches reach out to dads
    on 05/04/2019 at 6:00 am

    A special two-hour evening session, aimed at helping churches offer support to father figures in the community, will be held at Newton Wallacetown Church of Scotland in Ayr on Thursday 2 May at 7:30pm. […]

  • Stirling church hosts holiday club with lunchtime meals for school children
    on 04/04/2019 at 11:30 am

    St Mark’s Church in Stirling is offering a lunchtime holiday club this week featuring games, activities and fun for around 40 local schoolchildren. […]

  • A prayer in challenging times - MaryAnn Rennie
    on 04/04/2019 at 6:00 am

    Over the coming weeks, as the UK faces huge changes in our relationships with the EU and as Rt Rev Susan Brown, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, invites congregations across Scotland to do all we can to demonstrate care and hospitality, we will be providing a prayer each week that we hope might be useful in personal devotions and public worship. Please feel free to change and adapt these prayers to suit your own context. […]