Church of Scotland News The latest news releases from the Church of Scotland
Fife woman recognised for running Sunday School for 51 years
on 15/10/2019 at 12:00 pm
A Fife woman has been recognised for leading a Sunday School for 51 years.
Exciting new role for rural church champion
on 12/10/2019 at 5:00 am
A champion of the Church in rural Scotland has been inducted into full-time parish ministry.
Church knitting group recognised in Scottish Parliament
on 11/10/2019 at 5:00 am
A church knitting group has been recognised in the Scottish Parliament for its contribution to the community, including making special Harry Potter scarves for children in hospital.
Pioneering Kirk ministers talk about church without walls
on 10/10/2019 at 5:45 am
Five ministers who are pioneering innovative ways of spreading the Gospel across Scotland are to provide a fascinating insight into their work.
Corstorphine churches work towards the living wage
on 09/10/2019 at 8:33 am
Four churches based in West Edinburgh have started their journey towards becoming living wage employers.Corstorphine Old Parish, St Ninian's, St Anne's and St Andrew's Clermiston churches are working together to find out how to make sure staff are paid the Real Living Wage, which is currently £9 an hour.
New Tool Offers Deprivation Statistics for Every Parish
on 08/10/2019 at 5:30 am
This Challenge Poverty week churches across Scotland are welcoming a new online tool, which allows anyone to see at a glance what their area looks like in terms of poverty— simply by entering a postcode.
New community hub church in heart of regeneration area opens
on 05/10/2019 at 5:15 am
An iconic new £2.5 million community hub church at the heart of the biggest regeneration project in Scotland is officially opening tomorrow.
World Mission Convener highlights need to work together after Ghana interfaith trip
on 04/10/2019 at 11:31 am
A prominent Kirk minister has spoken of the importance of working alongside different faiths after a unique trip to Ghana exploring Muslim-Christian relations.Very Rev Dr Susan Brown was part of a group made up of 12 representatives of each of the two faiths from across Scotland during a nine day visit, which was arranged by the Church of Scotland.
All Aboard - £50,000 grant secured for 'floating church'
on 03/10/2019 at 5:30 am
Ambitious plans to buy a canal barge for spiritual and educational pursuits have taken a huge step forward.
New exhibition celebrating Holocaust heroine opens
on 27/09/2019 at 5:00 am
A new exhibition to honour a Scot who gave her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls during World War Two is opening today.
Keeping it in the family - new minister for Perth
on 26/09/2019 at 12:12 pm
A former school teacher has followed in the footsteps of her husband and daughter by entering the ministry.
Life saving equipment for every Edinburgh parish
on 25/09/2019 at 5:15 am
Ambitious plans have been approved to ensure that life saving equipment is installed in every Church of Scotland parish in Edinburgh.
Hungarian minister takes up exciting new role in Shetland
on 23/09/2019 at 11:38 am
A Hungarian minister has taken up a new post in Shetland where the church is undergoing a radical transformation to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
A prayer for radical change: Rt Rev Colin Sinclair
on 23/09/2019 at 6:00 am
As the Church of Scotland continues its challenging work on the three-year radical action plan which was approved by this year’s General Assembly, we call on those from across the Church to join together in prayer. This week’s prayer is written by Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
VIDEO - Kirk members take part in climate strike march
on 20/09/2019 at 1:55 pm
VIDEO - Kirk representatives joined thousands of people in a school strike in Edinburgh today to demand urgent action on climate change.
Young people's fears over climate change must be listened to
on 19/09/2019 at 9:54 am
Adults must listen to young people’s concerns about climate change and try and understand why they are profoundly worried about the future, a Church of Scotland minister has said.
'Czech mate' for Lockerbie church
on 18/09/2019 at 11:41 am
A congregation in the south of Scotland has called a new minister from the Czech Republic.
Congregation raises £4,000 to help disabled children have playpark fun
on 17/09/2019 at 3:09 pm
Disabled children will be soon having the time of their lives in an specially upgraded playpark.
Moderator calls for prayer as radical action continues
on 16/09/2019 at 6:00 am
As the Church of Scotland continues its work on the agreed Radical Action Plan voted for by this year’s General Assembly, including the recent appointment of the new Chief Officer, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair calls on Kirk members to join in prayer using an upcoming series of weekly prayers written by people from across the Church and its partners.
From darkness comes the light - new community support hub for Largs
on 14/09/2019 at 9:07 am
A new community drop-in centre to support people going through hard times is opening in North Ayrshire next week.