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

  • Fresh plea for 'moral courage' to save orphan from deportation
    on 14/06/2019 at 11:47 am

    Home Secretary Sajid Javid has been urged to show “moral courage” and give an orphan boy permanent residency in the UK. […]

  • VIDEO - Church honours First World War barge heroes
    on 12/06/2019 at 10:02 am

    A special garden dedicated to the memory of unsung World War One heroes who served on floating hospitals has opened in Edinburgh. […]

  • CrossReach awarded for tackling social care recruitment challenges
    on 11/06/2019 at 1:07 pm

    The Church of Scotland’s Social Care Council, CrossReach, has been recognised for tackling recruitment challenges in the social care sector at the Scottish Social Services Awards. […]

  • Guild Big Sing raises thousands
    on 10/06/2019 at 10:52 am

    Thousands of pounds have been raised by The Guild's Big Sing event which took place in Edinburgh during the General Assembly.The final amount totalled an impressive £3437, which will go towards Synod of Livingstonia's Matope Church in Mzuzu in Malawi. […]

  • Moderator shares a prayer for Pentecost
    on 09/06/2019 at 6:00 am

    Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, shares a prayer he has written to mark the Season of Pentecost, as we today celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. […]

  • Church of Scotland seeks nominations for the Moderator of the General Assembly 2020-21
    on 08/06/2019 at 6:00 am

    The committee elected to nominate the Moderator is now inviting recommendations for Moderator of the General Assembly 2020-21. […]

  • Kirk welcomes vote for ecumenical policy at the SEC General Synod
    on 07/06/2019 at 2:33 pm

    The General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church has adopted a new ecumenical policy in its working with the Church of Scotland - a call to the fundamental, spiritual expression of the unity we seek for all of God's creation.The policy commits the Scottish Episcopal Church to the support of the principle that, at local, regional, national and international levels, churches must act together except where deep differences of conviction compel them to act separately. […]

  • Church leaders hold talks with Scottish Government
    on 07/06/2019 at 2:31 pm

    Church leaders met this week with Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, to discuss a range of issues including climate change, Brexit and the way government works with churches as key stakeholders in Scottish society. […]

  • Hebrides revival brings 400 people to Stornoway
    on 06/06/2019 at 3:26 pm

    The congregation of Martin’s Memorial in Stornoway are gearing up to host the Hebrides Revival Conference this weekend. The event, which will mark the 70th anniversary of the Hebrides Revival movement, has already sold out and organisers are preparing for 400 people to attend. […]

  • Moderator highlights new resource to help congregations support people living with dementia
    on 05/06/2019 at 6:15 am

    The Moderator of the General Assembly has praised congregations for their “vital” work to support people living with dementia and their carers. […]

  • CrossReach honours staff during 150th celebration
    on 04/06/2019 at 12:29 pm

    Inspirational people from across the Church of Scotland’s Social Care Council, CrossReach, were honoured last week during the annual employee awards ceremony. […]

  • Commemoration services mark 25th anniversary of the RAF Chinook helicopter disaster
    on 01/06/2019 at 6:00 am

    Two special commemoration services are being held on Mull of Kintyre tomorrow to mark the 25th anniversary of the RAF Chinook helicopter disaster.Relatives of the 29 people who died are expected to join members of the local community and public figures at Southend Parish Church of Scotland to honour their memories. […]

  • Minister with a passion for Gaelic takes up new role in Malawi
    on 31/05/2019 at 5:15 am

    New mission partner in Malawi has a passion for Gaelic […]

  • Police Scotland chaplain in whirlwind tour to thank staff
    on 30/05/2019 at 11:35 am

    A minister has embarked on a whirlwind tour of police stations and units across Scotland to express appreciation and admiration for officers and staff. […]

  • Prayer initiative Thy Kingdom Come begins
    on 29/05/2019 at 5:13 pm

    From Ascension to Pentecost Christians across Scotland will be taking part in Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement in 114 countries.Starting on Thursday 30 May and continuing until Sunday 9 June people of all ages and backgrounds will be encouraged to come together in prayer. […]

  • Assembly appoints 12-person trustee body
    on 24/05/2019 at 3:09 pm

    The General Assembly has agreed to appoint 12 people to be Assembly Trustees. A selection committee convened by Very Rev Russell Barr presented the names to the General Assembly in line with the reforms passed by the Assembly on Monday (20 May). […]

  • The Kirk's Housing and Loan Fund celebrates its 50th birthday
    on 23/05/2019 at 4:05 pm

    The Church of Scotland’s Housing and Loan Fund is celebrating 50 years since its inception this June. Over the years more than 1,000 people have benefited from its work. […]

  • Kirk pledges "we are with you" in response to Israel and Palestine review
    on 23/05/2019 at 2:58 pm

    The Church of Scotland has pledged to continue to maintain a presence in Israel and Palestine following a review of Kirk activities in the region. […]

  • Fresh call to save Chinook disaster records
    on 23/05/2019 at 11:30 am

    The Church of Scotland has issued a fresh call on the Ministry of Defence not to destroy records relating to a RAF helicopter disaster 25 years ago. […]

  • General Assembly rejects divestment call
    on 22/05/2019 at 4:21 pm

    The General Assembly has recognised that the world is in the grip of a climate emergency but rejected calls for fossil fuel divestment. […]