News and press releases

Rev Dr Lindsay Schluter

New minister for Hebridean churches

27 August, 2016

A minister has been appointed to lead two Church of Scotland congregations in the Outer Hebrides that have been vacant for eight and five years.

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

Moderator sends prayers and condolences to Italy after earthquake

26 August, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr has sent his condolences to the Italian Consulate General in Scotland  in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Italy.

Rev Tabea Baader

Bittersweet departure for Highland minister

26 August, 2016

A Highland minister who allowed her manse to be turned into a makeshift medical centre after the local GP surgery burned down is returning to her home country of Germany.

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Faith book and conference enjoy healthy demand

26 August, 2016

A strong demand for the latest ‘Learn’ publication and an extra ‘Faith in Community’ conference this autumn are evidence of the need for church resources to help people develop their faith.

Rev Martin Fair (right) with volunteer Tracey McLeod

Havilah Project celebrates 10 years of helping people with addictions

25 August, 2016

The Courier published this fantastic story to mark the 10th anniversary of the Havilah Project in Arbroath which helps people struggling with addictions. Written by Courier reporter Michael Alexander the story's original headline was: Arbroath project refuses to write off the ‘Trainspotting generation’ of drug addicts

Bearsden South Church

Ledger reveals extent of war damage to Kirk properties

24 August, 2016

The staggering extent of bomb damage caused to properties owned by the Church of Scotland during the Second World War has been revealed in a unique ledger.

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Early years minister visits CrossReach Daisy Chain

22 August, 2016

Scotland's Minister for Childcare and Early Years Mark McDonald MSP praised a CrossReach early years project for its work with children in Govanhill, Glasgow, saying he found it “very valuable” to hear from staff and see children from different backgrounds playing together.

Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister joins former Moderator in visit to scene of genocide

21 August, 2016

The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is joining former Moderator of the General Assembly, Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood on Sunday 21 August to visit the site of the worst atrocity on European soil since World War Two.

How my faith grew at uni: A students story

20 August, 2016

Gemma King, Edinburgh University student, Colinton Parish Church member and former National Youth Assembly representative, speaks out about keeping faith alive as a student.

Government minister to address National Youth Assembly this weekend

18 August 2016

Nearly 100 young people from across Scotland are gathering tomorrow for the annual National Youth Assembly residential meeting.