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Take a Pew Kelpies

First Take A Pew video goes live online

From the Cairngorms to Ayrshire and Glasgow Green to Glencoe, two church pews are touring the country to kick-start a conversation about the place of faith in contemporary Scotland.

Invisible Church

The Invisible Church is into a second printing after selling out in weeks

The Invisible Church is now into its second printing after the book's first print run sold out just weeks after it landed on bookstore shelves.

Big Brekkie

Christian Aid kicks off annual fundraiser with a Big Brekkie

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison and Rev Dr Russell Barr, the Moderator-Designate, joined Rev Sally Foster Fulton, the new head of Christian Aid, at the charity's Big Brekkie fundraiser held at Augustine United Church, Edinburgh, this week.

Manse Bairns

Manse Bairns Network offers fellowship to ministers' children

From living in a home that doubles as a meeting space to being expected to be a model of good behaviour, life has sometimes been difficult for children growing up in a manse.


Church members share joy at 70 years of married bliss

Acouple have reached a remarkable milestone after a lifetime of laughs and notone serious argument.

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BBC documentary records historic year for the Moderator

A new BBC documentary follows a year in the life of the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison – and catches the moment First Minister Nicola Sturgeon jokingly tells the Moderator that his collection of jewellery is superior to her own.

Cardinal Bo

Moderator hosts visit from Cardinal Bo of Myanmar

The Moderator and Church of Scotland staff hosted a visit from Cardinal Bo of Myanmar, Archbishop of Yangon and the first Catholic Cardinal ever for Myanmar, appointed by Pope Francis in 2015.

Ross Greer

NYA rep Ross Greer becomes youngest ever MSP

Bearsden Cross Parish Church member Ross Greer is making history as the youngest ever MSP. The 21-year-old will represent the Green Party in Parliament as a West of Scotland list member.

Annual Report 2015

People of the Way - annual report and accounts 2015 published

The Church of Scotland's Annual Report and Accounts for2015 has been published and provides an insight into the deep breadth of workcarried out at home and abroad.

Take a Pew

Take A Pew initiative gets off to a flying start

From Hampden Park to the Callanish stones in Lewis, ideas for where people would like to see the church hold its new Take A Pew discussions have been pouring in. More than 100 locations and topics have already been submitted since the initiative was launched at the weekend.

Rothie Rovers

New Sports Mission Pack will help churches reach out this summer

With summer just around the corner, sports are an ideal way to reach out to active young people and adults. And this year Christians in Sport are releasing a free, downloadable Sports Mission Pack that will help you make sports part of your congregational outreach work.

Fredie Evans

Church members bring silent nights to city centre homeless hostel

Residents at a homeless hostel in one of Edinburgh's liveliest streets are sleeping much better at night thanks to big hearted Church of Scotland members.


New minister for rebooted Edinburgh church

A congregation that has re-vitalised itself after members left over the ordination of same-sex clergy has appointed a new minister who has vowed to help it continue to grow and flourish.

Grant Douglas

Church elder invents a no-spill spoon for people with shaky hands

Church elder Grant Douglas has invented a no-spill spoon to help people with disabilities who have trouble keeping food steady as they are eating. Grant, who has cerebral palsy himself, told Jackie Macadam, a staff writer for Life and Magazine, about how his revolutionary invention is transforming mealtimes for some people with disabilities.

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Congregations invited to join 4000 churches taking part in new Scottish church census

Next month congregations in the Church of Scotland will be part of the most-detailed church census to have ever taken place in Scotland.

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Church Seeks Pioneer Minister for Glasgow Arts Community

Imagine a church where people pray and worship through creating visual art. That's part of the vision for a new pioneer ministry that will work with Glasgow's Arts community.


Stunning poppies installation unveiled at St Magnus Cathedral

A stunning installation of ceramic poppies is on display at St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney. The Poppies: Weeping Window installation is made up of several thousand bright red flowers cascading down the west wall of the cathedral.


From paws to pews Janet Easton-Berry is off to Skye

A former game reserve worker from South Africa has made history after becoming the first woman to be ordained as a Church of Scotland minister on Skye.

Chapel Royal

Memories of HM the Queen from some former Moderators

We asked some former Moderators to share their memories of the Queen. Here's what they told us.

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator congratulates HM the Queen on her 90th birthday

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison has extended the Church's "affectionate congratulations" to HM the Queen on her 90th birthday, noting her "unwavering commitment and witness to the Christian faith."