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Moderator’s annual visit to London

26 November, 2014

Yesterday the Moderator met with political party leaders in Westminster and also spent time at No 10 Downing Street in conversation with the Prime Minister.

Church challenges Government on Community Energy Policy

19 November, 2014

The Scottish Government must streamline the long and arduous process facing community energy schemes if they are to reach their potential. The Church of Scotland is challenging the government to simplify the 'spaghetti' of legislation ...

Crime prevention advice for congregations

18 November, 2014

Congregations across the Church of Scotland are being advised to consider their security measures following the theft of property from two churches in Wishaw. The items were stolen while services were being held. ...

Martin Johnstone with Pope Francis

Kirk poverty campaigner reflects on Vatican visit

12 November, 2014

Martin Johnstone, the Church of Scotland's Priority Areas Secretary, recently attended the first Global Meeting of Popular Movements hosted by the Vatican in Rome. Here he reflects on his visit.

Military Chaplains: Service to God, Service to country

9 November, 2014

Church of Scotland military chaplains have long given pastoral support and care to the men and women serving at home and overseas in the British military in a tradition which continues today on land, sea ...

Moderator reflects on CrossReach week

7 November, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rt Rev John Chalmers reflects on the events he has attended over the course of CrossReach week.

New event seeks to inspire faith driven action

7 November, 2014

Church and Society and CrossReach are joining together to run a national Church of Scotland conference on how faith drives people to engage in society and the role of faith in local and political involvement. ...

CrossReach: care and compassion to be proud of

6 November, 2014

"Care and compassion to be proud of," those were the words of Alan Baird, the Chief Social Work Adviser in Scotland, after visiting a CrossReach service earlier in the year.