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Rev Stuart Smith

Gairloch and Dundonnell welcome a new minister

18 July, 2016

The Church of Scotland parish of Gairloch and Dundonnell has welcomed a new minister. Rev Stuart Smith was installed at a service on Friday 15 July, attended by many from near and far. ...

Rev Marc Bircham

Perth minister raises £3000 for community hub

16 July, 2016

Rev Marc Bircham spent a week completing bizarre tasks, physical challenges and random acts of kindness to help build a community hub that will host badly needed services for families, vhildren teens and elderly residents ...

One of the worst-hit districts is Nsanje where Christian Aid runs a Scottish Government-funded Climate Justice Project.

Church backs urgent appeal for Malawi

14 July, 2016

The Church of Scotland's World Mission Council is urging church members to support a new Christian Aid Appeal for Malawi, launched today. The appeal comes as 6.5 million people in Malawi are facing food shortages ...

St Blanes stall

Dunblane show crowds enjoy free blessings

13 July, 2016

Visitors to the Dunblane Fling and the Dunblane and Doune Show came away with some unexpected gifts. St Blane's Church of Scotland linked with Lecropt Kirk had a stall at both events, where they gave ...

Rev Angus Macleod of St Columba’s Church of Scotland Pont St. London,

Iraq chaplain reveals sadness at Chilcot findings

12 July, 2016

A former military chaplain in Iraq has revealed his sadness at the Chilcot report's findings that alternatives to war were not pursued before Britain and the United States launched the Iraq War.

Church calls for action on EU Citizens right to stay

7 July, 2016

The Government is being urged to recognise parliament’s wish that European nationals should be granted the right to remain in the UK following the European Union Referendum result. Rev Dr Richard Frazer, says the UK ...

Internet

Bridging the Gap: Let's Get Online

5 July, 2016

The SRT Project's Policy Officer Dr Murdo Macdonald shares stories of churches and church-centered organisations which are closing the digital divide for some of Scotland's poorest communities.

Locket

Somme Sweethearts: lives changed forever by war

1 July, 2016

A church member's story of the chance discovery of a gold locket in a box of wartime memorabilia, which revealed the terrible consequences the Battle of the Somme held for the women who watched their ...

Latest Take a Pew hears MSP talk about her faith

29 June, 2016

The Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP talks about her faith and being a Church of Scotland member. The Moderator of the General Assembly has welcomed her frankness in speaking about the challenges she has ...

Service marks centenary of the Somme this Friday

28 June, 2016

The sacrifice of two Edinburgh battalions which were among the hardest hit at the start of the Battle of the Somme will be remembered at services at St Cuthbert's church in Edinburgh and in France ...

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Moderator contributes prayer following EU Referendum vote

24 June, 2016

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has released this specially written prayer in response to the EU referendum vote, which reflects on the uncertainty and conflicting emotions it has raised. ...