News and press releases

LochBarr

Aye Aye Moderator

30 March, 2017

Conservationists have provided a “remarkable service” to the nation by preserving an historic paddle steamer, the Moderator has said.

Conflict Resolution

Kirk collaborates to create peacemaking resource

29 March, 2017

The Church of Scotland has teamed up with a renowned peace making organisation to create an innovative new resource designed to use the power of the Bible to resolve conflict.

Right Rev Dr Russell Barr

New home for stunning Clydebank Blitz artwork

29 March, 2017

Beautifully coloured and abstract in appearance, three large panels dominate a rear wall in a West Dunbartonshire church.

Forth Bridge

Kirk figures to abseil iconic bridge for CrossReach

28 March, 2017

Three key figures from the Church of Scotland will be abseiling down the Forth Bridge soon to raise money for CrossReach.

Science Festival

‘Eye opening’ debate on digital surveillance at Science Festival

28 March, 2017

An ‘eye opening’ insight into the impact of digital surveillance on society will be the focus of this year’s Kirk event at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Three Faith symbols The Cross, The Star of David and the Crescent Moon

Dr Ed Kessler to headline Kirk interfaith conference

27 March, 2017

How can Christians, Jews and Muslims move beyond our religious differences and work together to build a better world? Honest Conversations: Mission and Belief in Dialogue, a Church of Scotland conference to be held on 20 April in Glasgow, will look at the theological differences among Christians, Jews and Muslims and ask how we can move beyond them as we journey together.

Minnie Watson

Our Mother in Faith

24 March, 2017

Scottish missionary Minnie Watson inspires millions of people in Kenya and oversaw the education of a president.

Westminster Bridge

Moderator joins with faith leaders to condemn Westminster attack

23 March, 2017

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr joined with representatives of ecumenical and interfaith groups and with Muslim faith leaders to condemn yesterday's attack on Westminster and to call for peace and healing.

Anna Magnusson

Church elder prepares to take Britain’s largest Sunday service this weekend

23 March, 2017

This Sunday morning, broadcaster, writer and Church elder Anna Magnusson will present Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4 to an audience of around 1.75 million listeners. The programme, broadcast at 0810 this Mothering Sunday, is titled ‘A Pearl of Great Value’. The Church is encouraging members to take on more active worship roles, and Anna’s experience may help to inspire others to consider what they might be able to achieve.

Westminster: Moderator's prayer to a loving God

The Moderator, Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr has responded to the Westminster attack with this statement and prayer: