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Play initiative encourages children to spend more time outdoors

Children in Glasgow are embracing traditional outdoor games such as hopscotch and skipping this summer with an outdoor play initiative.

Reflection delivered by Rev Graham at the funeral of Billy and Lisa Graham

Reflection delivered by Rev Sydney Graham at the funeral of Billy and Lisa Graham who were killed in the Tunisian attack

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets some of the Mothers of Srebrenica after the memorial service.

St Giles holds memorial service for Srebrenica massacre

Scotland remembered the victims of the Srebrenica massacre at a memorial service in St Giles Cathedral Friday July 10 to mark the 20th anniversary of the atrocity.

Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood with Prime Minister David Cameron

Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood honoured at Downing Street

Prime Minister David Cameron presented the former Moderator with a Points of Light award for her work with Remembering Srebrenica

Queen Elizabeth at Strathclyde University

Hundreds attend Abronhill Church remembrance for Jim and Anne McQuire

The congregation and Cumbernauld community members comforted one another with prayers and a silent moment of remembrance.

Four beautiful church windows

Kirk sessions vote to uphold traditional position in new vacancy process

Two congregations seeking new ministers will uphold the traditional position of the Church and will not call ministers in civil partnerships

Catherine Hale

Church calls for urgent review of benefit sanctions

A letter from 13 churches and charities calls on the UK Government to set up a full independent reviewof the benefits sanctions system.

Anne-McQuire

Abronhill Church to hold Friday Prayer Gathering for Cumbernauld Community

Rev Joyce Keyes from Abronhill Church in Cumbernauld has expressed her thanks for the compassion and support the congregation has received since learning of the deaths of Jim and Ann McQuire

CrossReach urges support for Postnatal Depression after death of baby Chloe

CrossReach has drawn attention to the lack of resources available for families struggling with Postnatal Depression following the death of baby Chloe Sutherland.

David Nicolson and family

Church welcomes 19 new recruits to ministry

Nineteen new recruits to Church of Scotland ministry have been accepted following the first round of this year's assessment conferences. A further 34 candidates are eligible to be considered this autumn and hopes are high this year's intake of trainees could prove be the largest for some time.

Rev David Cooper

Shetland ministers to star in BBC's Island Parish

Next season the BBC2 programme An Island Parish will follow the fortunes of the communities living in the Shetland Islands.

Climate baton

Church of Scotland Welcomes Pope Francis’ Statements on Climate Change

The Church of Scotland welcomes Pope Francis' wide-ranging and comprehensive encyclical on climate change.

Rt Rev Angus Morrison

Recommendations sought for Moderator of the General Assembly 2016

The Church of Scotland is seeking recommendations for the role of next year's Moderator of the General Assembly.

Sally Foster Fulton

Kirk calls on Chancellor to create ethical plan for proposed bank sale

The Church of Scotland is calling on the Chancellor to use any money raised from the proposed sale of the Royal Bank of Scotland to cancel the cuts that are hurting families in poverty.

Marjorie McGhee

Climate Justice Baton visits congregations across country

The goal is to build support for policies that would reduce global warming to below 2 degrees.

Lewis Presbytery Clerk John Cunningham

Lewis Presbytery issues statement following General Assembly

Lewis Presbytery held a special service June 3 that brought together congregations from across the island.

Charles Kennedy

Moderator expresses sadness at death of Charles Kennedy

Charles Kennedy:His down-to-earth humanity ensured that he was held in affection by people of all political persuasions, and none.

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator reflects on the General Assembly

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison brings away grace, friendliness, passion and a spirit of hope for the future.