News archive

Shetland helicopter crash

Commenting on the news of the fatalities in the crash, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Reverend Lorna Hood said: “We offer our deepest sympathy and heartfelt sorrow as we pray for all those grieving loss this morning.

Moderator visits award winning Elgin youth cafe and Step by Step in Moray

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood, is today visiting a youth cafe in Moray which has just won an award for outstanding work with young people. During her day trip the Moderator will also visit a toddler group for young mothers.

Justice campaign for Bangladeshi garment workers

A former Church of Scotland Moderator is leading the charge for better rights and safer working conditions for Bangladeshi garment workers in the run up to Christmas and the winter sales.

Moderator visits addiction help centre two doors from legal highs shop

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood, is visiting the Havilah Trust addiction support centre in Arbroath.

Moderator calls for more attention and resources for young people in the Church

The Moderator of the General Assembly for The Church of Scotland has called for changes to ensure that more children and young adults have a central role in the life of the Church. 

Young Christians seek their identity at Youth Assembly

Young Christians from all over Scotland are gathering in Dundee for The Church of Scotland’s National Youth Assembly (NYA).

Life and Work magazine

September Life and Work out now

Features on the Scottish independence debate and the origins of the Harvest Thanksgiving celebrations are just some of the topics that can be found in the September edition of Life and Work magazine.

Moderator takes Salute

The Right Rev Lorna Hood, Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, took the salute at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Moderator sings songs of praise

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Right Reverend Lorna Hood will appear on the BBC’s Songs of Praise programme on Sunday 18 August at 5pm.

Minister praises phenomenal decade of fundraising

An Edinburgh minister has congratulated his congregation on a fantastic fundraising effort after raising more than £200,000 for charity.

Church welcomes growing interest in religious-based exams

The Church has welcomed news that more pupils have taken Standard Grade and Higher exams in religious subjects.

Guild strengthens African ties with Malawi visit

Representatives of The Church of Scotland Guild are due to travel to the Republic of Malawi on Monday in the hope of exploring partnerships with the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian.

CrossReach logo

Charity walk

An East Lothian man who has battled back from serious mental health issues has reached an important milestone in his 1000 mile walk around Scotland.

At CrossReach teamwork is key

Teamwork is the key to CrossReach achieving its goals says new Convener of the Social Care Council Dr Sally Bonnar.

Church disappointment at bedroom tax ruling

The Church has said it is disappointed at the court ruling in favour of the Government’s so called bedroom tax.

Moderator gets Twitter

Right Rev Lorna Hood, who once claimed she was “the loneliest person on the internet” with only one Facebook friend has tweeted her first official tweet as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland today.

Is there a place for God in the classroom?

Rev Sandy Fraser, Convener of the Education Committee believes that there is a place for God in the classroom.

Moderator meets Margaret Curran MP

The Moderator of the General Assembly, Right Reverend Lorna Hood had a meet and greet meeting with Margaret Curran, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland.

Moderator welcomes new Archbishop

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Right Reverend Lorna Hood, has welcomed Monsignor Leo Cushley as Archbishop-elect of St Andrews and Edinburgh.

Church solidarity against hate crime

The Church is adding its support to the Jewish community who in turn have spoken out in support of the Muslim community in the wake of increased attacks.