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Orkney tapestry

Tapestry puts new Orkney church in the heart of the community

20 August, 2015

An Orkney congregation has celebrated the donation of a beautiful tapestry specially commissioned to hang in their new church building. The project to build the Milestone Church in Orkney's West Mainland was a major undertaking ...

Refugee boat rescue

Churches speak out on migrant crisis

14 August, 2015

Four churches-- the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church have issued a statement urging the government to change its policy and language on migrants. ...


Work begins on new Castlemilk church

12 August, 2015

Work to build a new £1.4million church building in Glasgow is expected to start next week. Local minister the Rev Sarah Brown said the Castlemilk congregation was "excited" about the prospect of a new place ...

Rev Peter Johnson

Minister's amazing blog on twinning trip to Malawi

30 July, 2015

Five intrepid members of the Presbytery of Aberdeen have recently returned from an exhilarating 11,000 mile round trip to Blantyre City Presbytery, Malawi as part of an ongoing Church of Scotland and Malawi Partnership Committee ...


Church urges action on religious freedom in Nepal

29 July, 2015

Concerns about proposed restrictions to religious freedom in Nepal have been raised by the Church with the UK and Scottish Governments. The Moderator of the General Assembly has written to the Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond ...

7 SCOTS give Moderator taste of active service

27 July, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly was so enthused by a visit to 7 SCOTS Infantry Battalion in Perthshire at the weekend he has been left reflecting on what might have been. In meeting and ...

Local MP Nick Brown’s visit to St Andrew’s Kirk in Newcastle was the subject of their 100th tweet.

Newcastle church takes to Twitter to grow online

23 July, 2015

St Andrew's Kirk, Newcastle is looking to the future with the help of social media - so far reaching out to an estimated 25,000 people in the process. The church recently sent its 100th tweet, ...