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Church responds to census figures

26 September, 2013

The Church of Scotland has issued a response to statistics about religion from the 2011 Census which show more than half of the people of Scotland positively identify with the Christian faith.

Priority Areas receives prestigious award

25 September, 2013

The Priority Areas Committee of the Church of has won the European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN) Award 2013 for their role in transnational inspiration and learning in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. ...

Church backs Kinship Carers National Day of Action

25 September, 2013

The Church has given its support to the National Day of Action for Kinship Care, which will seek to encourage further political support for vulnerable children are living with non-parental family and friends. ...

Leading Scottish Minister retires

24 September, 2013

The Very Reverend Gilleasbuig MacMillan, Minister of St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, will step down on 30 September after four decades in the pulpit.

Events in Kenya and Pakistan

23 September, 2013

Following the attack on Westgate Centre in Nairobi, Kenya and the subsequent siege, the Church of Scotland World Mission Council has sent a message of support to our partner church, The Presbyterian Church of East ...

Life and Work magazine

October Life and Work out now

19 September, 2013

Features on the Scottish independence debate, ethics in finance and World Sight Day are just some of the topics that can be found in the October edition of Life and Work magazine.

Marriage: business as usual for the Church

12 September, 2013

The Church has said there are no plans for it to stop conducting marriages. Its 2013 General Assembly instructed a number of Church committees to work together to explore whether the Church should continue to ...

Pray for Syria

12 September, 2013

Dr Mary Mikhael from our partner church, the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon (NESSL) spoke of the plight of the Syrian people and urged the world to help Syria have peace. ...

500 years since the Battle of Flodden

9 September, 2013

Today marks the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, the largest battle ever fought between England and Scotland, and one which proved to be the greatest defeat for the kingdom of Scotland. ...