Church of Scotland News The latest news releases from the Church of Scotland
Rev undertakes epic ride for charity
on 21/08/2019 at 5:00 am
A minister who cycled more than 170 miles around the Presbytery of Inverness for charity has described the experience as "just amazing".Rev Robert Brookes, of Cawdor with Croy & Dalcross, visited every Kirk in the area by bike over three days to highlight the challenges congregations are facing.
VIDEO - Are you ready to embark on a great adventure as the next Moderator?
on 20/08/2019 at 9:19 am
VIDEO - It is a unique role that provides the Moderator with an unparalleled glimpse into the breadth of society.
Joy as teenage asylum seekers win battle against deportation
on 16/08/2019 at 11:00 am
Two teenage asylum seekers described as a credit to Scotland are celebrating after winning their battle to escape deportation to Pakistan.
An emotional farewell as the final Youth Assembly begins
on 16/08/2019 at 6:00 am
This weekend's National Youth Assembly (NYA) will be the last in its current format, but it’s planned to be just as inspiring and engaging as in previous years. This time around, the team will be sharing exciting new plans for the future of young adults across the Church of Scotland, as well as discussing key topics such as hate speech, missional buildings and testimony and confirmation.
Upsurge in demand at Kirk run school uniform banks
on 14/08/2019 at 12:48 pm
Hard-pressed families across Scotland are increasingly turning to “school uniform banks” run by Kirk congregations.
Stunning Tiffany window dedicated in Dunfermline
on 12/08/2019 at 2:45 pm
A window commissioned more than 100 years ago by the Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie has been dedicated in Dunfermline.The stunning memorial to his family was made by Tiffany Glass in 1913 and was destined to be installed in the Abbey Church.
HeartEdge conference returns to Edinburgh this autumn
on 10/08/2019 at 6:00 am
The annual HeartEdge conference, ‘On earth as it is in heaven’, returns to Edinburgh this October with a host of popular figures, including a prominent American theologian and church leaders from across Scotland and England, descending on St Cuthbert’s Parish Church, St John’s Episcopal Church and Greyfriars Kirk.
Parliamentary recognition for 'inspired' Kirk projects
on 09/08/2019 at 5:30 am
A Peace Garden dedicated to the memory of brave nurses who manned “floating hospitals” during World War One has been recognised in the House of Commons and Scottish Parliament.
Hamilton country park to transform into the Promised Land this Saturday
on 07/08/2019 at 2:13 pm
A county park near Hamilton will be transformed into the Promised Land this Saturday as Drama Kirk launch their latest project.The team behind the Hamilton Passion play will bring to life the plight of Moses and the Israelites in the desert as they invite the audience on a guided walk with a difference in Chatelherault County Park.
Moderator asks for prayers for new Chief Officer
on 07/08/2019 at 4:30 am
Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, is encouraging congregations across the Kirk to pray for the successful recruitment of a Chief Officer.Interviews for the new role, which was agreed as part of wider changes passed by the General Assembly this year, will take place next week.
Top marks for teenage asylum seeker
on 06/08/2019 at 12:29 pm
A teenage asylum seeker has excelled in his exams despite fearing deportation to Pakistan.
Tribute to Scotland's oldest man who has died aged 111
on 05/08/2019 at 4:55 pm
VIDEO - Scotland’s oldest man has died at the age of 111.
Your opportunity to help shape the Church's plan for land and buildings
on 05/08/2019 at 6:00 am
Over the next few months, the Church of Scotland General Trustees will be inviting your views on one of the most crucial issues for the future of our Church: how best to manage our church land and buildings. Every congregation and presbytery is encouraged to contribute through an online survey and a series of workshops across Scotland.
From Tennessee to Buckie: new minister welcomed after 7 years
on 03/08/2019 at 4:00 am
A new minister has settled 3,800 miles from his home in the US to fill a vacancy in a Moray church, more than seven years after their parish first became vacant.Rev Wes Brandon, 49, has taken up the role at Buckie South and West linked with Enzie Church of Scotland after leaving his home state of Tennessee behind last year.
Festival with a conscience supports CrossReach
on 02/08/2019 at 3:47 pm
An annual festival promoting issues around social justice has this year chosen to support CrossReach, which throughout 2019 is celebrating its 150th anniversary.Just Festival, which opens today and runs until 25 August, will focus on the theme of transition and will feature a programme of talks, theatre productions and panel discussions.
Congregation undergoes ground-breaking refurbishment
on 02/08/2019 at 4:00 am
An historic church in East Lothian has undergone a groundbreaking six-month refurbishment to update the building for the 21st century.
Voyage of nostalgia for sea loving former Moderator
on 01/08/2019 at 6:47 am
A former Kirk Moderator embarked on a voyage of nostalgia that proved to be a real “shock to the system”.
Rev Dr Sam Wells to examine renewal in the Church during Chalmers Lectures
on 31/07/2019 at 6:00 am
Rev Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields in London and inspirational founder of the HeartEdge movement, will deliver the 2019 Chalmers Lectures this autumn. Entitled ‘A Future that’s Bigger than the Past’, the six lectures will focus on the theology and methods of HeartEdge as a vision for renewal in the Church.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe first for Tartan Pimpernel play
on 30/07/2019 at 11:07 am
A play about the wartime exploits of a Church of Scotland minister is being performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for the first time.
Barrhead minister takes to the skies to fundraise for CrossReach
on 29/07/2019 at 6:00 am
Rev Pamela Gordon, the minister at Bourock Parish Church in Barrhead, raised an impressive £1,650 in aid of CrossReach during her skydive over Auchterarder in Perthshire on Saturday 13 July.