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Good Money Week

Good Money Week: 5 reasons to consider ethical investment

22 October, 2016

We all want to do the best we can to make the world a better place and Good Money Week is an ideal opportunity to learn how our financial decisions can help us do just that. This year Good Money Week will run from 30 October -5 November and to get us started John David, head of Rathbone Greenbank Investments, offers us five reasons why ethics should come first when we spend or invest.

Rev Susan Brown

Fairway to heaven: Queen's chaplain gives golfers spiritual advice

21 October, 2016

Golfers at one of the world’s most prestigious courses are getting spiritual advice as they play from Dornoch minister Rev Susan Brown.


Churches demand action to "end slaughter" in Aleppo

20 October, 2016

The Church of Scotland has urged the Syrian and Russian governments and other forces to stop their bombardment of Aleppo.


Inverness is next stop for On the Road with seven more destinations ahead

20 October, 2016

The On the Road roadshow will visit Inverness next Thursday (Oct 27), to give people with a connection to the Church of Scotland an opportunity to help shape its future direction.

Learn Tomorrow's Calling

Latest Learn resource explores call to ministry

18 October, 2016

Learn: Tomorrow’s Calling is the latest resource in this popular series and is aimed at anyone exploring their vocation. “Discerning a call to ministry” will be especially helpful for people considering whether ministry is right for them, but it will also be useful for anyone thinking of eldership or taking on a role in their church.

Bear Gryllz

Arbroath church members climb peak to publicise a new Alpha course

17 October, 2016

An Arbroath minister, a military chaplain and two church members have scaled the cliffs of Buachaille Etive Mhor in Glencoe to draw attention to the start of a new Alpha course, which looks at faith from a beginners viewpoint.

Sally Magnusson

Sally Magnusson to talk on power of music in dementia care

15 October, 2016

The power of music to reach people with dementia, will be the subject of the 2016 Donald Gorrie lecture, ‘Remember who I am’.

Gaston and Kirk members

Twelfth new post for tireless retired minister

14 October, 2016

An inspirational 80-year-old Church of Scotland minister has taken up a new job - his 12th since he officially retired in 2002.


MPs must have vote on terms of Brexit

13 October, 2016

The UK Government’s negotiating position on Brexit must be subject to a vote in the House of Commons, a Church of Scotland minister has said.

Very Rev Dr James Simpson publishes his 8th- and final- book of humour in bestselling series

12 October 2016

Thirty years ago Very Rev Dr James Simpson arrived on the Scottish Bestseller list with Holy Wit, a little book of clerical humour designed to raise funds for research into Cystic Fibrosis.This month he is publishing his 8th -- and what he says will be his final-- collection of wit and wisdom: “Uncommon Sense...and comic nonsense.”