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Guild appoints Perth elder Rosemary Johnston as new national convener

21 February 2016

A Perthshire woman has been appointed the new national convener of the Church of Scotland Guild.

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New online briefings will help churches hold election events

20 February 2016

With briefings on all the key issues and a 'how to' guide on hosting election events, the new guidehas everything you need to hold an election meeting or hustings event.

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Church calls for positive debate on EU

20 February 2016

With only months until the EU Referendum the Church seeks a positive debate that considers the EU's role in promoting international peace and cooperation.

Mrs Mary Logie funeral

Mrs Mary Rae Logie is laid to rest at Leven Parish Church

19 February 2016

 Almost 200 people attended the funeral for the kind and helpful' woman who died after an attack in her home.

Rev Robert Calvert

Dundee Presbytery mulls social enterprise to help unemployed

18 February 2016

Could churches offer training and work experience in event management and other areas where skills are in demand?

Moderator the Right Rev Dr Angus Morrison reacts to the General Synod vote on Columba Declaration.

17 February 2016

Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Rev Dr Angus Morrison reacts to the General Synod of the Church of England to back the Columba Declaration.

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Moderator's Address to the General Synod of the Church of England

16 February 2016

Full text of the Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison's address to the General Synod on 16 Feb. 2016

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General Synod votes to approve historic agreement between Churches

16 February 2016

The Synod voted 243 to 50 with 49 abstentions to accept the Columba Declaration.

The God Particle Play

Sell-Out Fringe Show The God Particle To Perform in Churches Across Scotland

16 February 2016

A quantum physicist and a vicar walk into a bar. Joining forces to solve a perplexing mystery, they discover the real meaning of faith, knowledge and love - and the importance of keeping an open mind.

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator to make history by addressing the General Synod

15 February 2016

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, will make history Tuesday, by addressing the General Synod of the Church of England. It is believed to be the first time a serving Moderator has been invited to speak at the Synod, and is certainly the first time in living memory.

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator: Why I support Grasping the Nettle

12 February 2016

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison reflects on why he makes time in his full schedule for the Grasping the Nettle initiative.


Retired Kirk missionary and new minister have amazing Nigeria connection

11 February 2016

God moves in mysterious ways - retired missionary and minister discover they have amazing Nigeria connection.

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Church welcomes new efforts to tackle loneliness and isolation

10 February 2016

The Church has welcomed the Scottish Government's commitment to tackling the growing problem of loneliness through its new Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund. The Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison says it is a major challenge of our time, which the Church is already committed to addressing.


Moderator formally opens community garden inspired by the sea

9 February 2016

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has formally opened a community garden celebrating the "voyage of life" with a dramatic lighthouse as its centrepiece.

Daily reflections for Lent

9 February 2016

Each day on our dedicated Lent 2016 web page you will find a new message to inspire you and help you reflect on your own spiritual journey.


Aberdeen residents honoured for 1,500 year collective service to Church

8 February 2016

A group of people have been honoured for collectively giving more than 1,500 years "selfless and unstinting" service to the Church of Scotland in Aberdeen.

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Church welcomes action plan to tackle Female Genital Mutilation

5 February 2016

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a new action plan to ensure teachers, NHS staff and social workers are better equipped to spot the signs of girls and women at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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Christian rock band rediscovered after 40 years

5 February 2016

It is every aging rocker's dream come true. A church minister, a computer programmer, a property valuer and a mortgage advisor are enjoying newfound fame after a Christian rock album they made as young rockers has become a collector's item - and has been re-released.


Churches call for more funding to help people in and around Syria

4 February 2016

Four major UK Churches have called on governments to provide substantial new funding to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria including refugees in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.


Sixth denomination poised to join Credit Union

3 February 2016

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a decision to allow a sixth denomination to join the Churches Mutual Credit Union which aims to show banks and pay day lenders a fairer approach to finance.