Church in the news

The latest news on The Church of Scotland's work, events and activities from external media outlets.

Tuesday 7 April, 2015

A special first took place at Stonelaw Parish Church on Sunday. During their morning service on Palm Sunday, congregation members John Liggat and Lesley Gilmour were married. It is very unusual for the Church of Scotland to have weddings during Sunday services at Easter.

Rosyth Parish Church is to undergo a £300,000 refurbishment.

Police Scotland is spending more than £700,000 a year helping maintain an intelligence database that includes a controversial stockpile of mugshots. The Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council has said it has privacy concerns about the development of biometric technology.

Thursday 2 April, 2015

An event to connect, resource and inspire those with a passion for enabling their churches to be communities where those living with learning disabilities feel that they belong is being run by the Mission & Discipleship Council on June 6.Details here:

Life and Work are running a series of Holy Week reflections from the Moderator of the General Assembly (from Palm Sunday to Easter Day). His latest is here:

Our daily Lent reflection is written by Rev Robin McHaffie. He gives thanks for the abundance of water in Scotland.

Wednesday 1 April, 2015

The Church of Scotland's Go For It Fund gives away over a million pounds each year to encourage and support imaginative projects in local communities. Since being established in 2012, the Go For It Team has assembled a wealth of experience, which they are sharing in a week of blogs designed to inspire and encourage more people to benefit from the fund. The blogs will start after Easter weekend, on Tuesday 7th April on the Church website, and will be shared on social media.

Rev Dr Karen Campbell writes today's Lent reflection. She urges us to remain faithful no matter what happens in life:

Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Sermons from a tech-savvy Tayside minister are an internet hit — with followers tuning in from South America.

The Church and Society Council is on twitter. One of the Council's which appears most regularly in the media can be followed @ChurchSociety01 where you can up-to-date with how the Church is making a positive difference in society.