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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.

Scots would love to see royal baby soon

The Church has expressed a wish for the new royal baby to be brought to Scotland as early as possible so that Scots may offer the warmest of welcomes and share in the joy of the new parents.

Royal baby announcement

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Reverend Lorna Hood congratulates their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Strathearn as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are known when in Scotland after the happy news announced.

Church calls for climate justice, not fracking freebies

The Church has criticised the announcement that the UK Government is to introduce tax breaks for the controversial gas-extraction method known as fracking, saying it is a ‘sad day for climate justice.’

Peace pilgrims in three-pronged attack

The Church is backing a three-pronged attack on the Trident nuclear missile programme.

Nelson Mandela Day

Today is Nelson Mandela Day and his 95th birthday which he is spending in hospital. We pray he is making a steady recovery. 

Church Convener wins Euro election

A Church of Scotland Convener has been elected on to the Governing Board of an important European religious organisation.

Life and Work magazine

August Life and Work

Features on the large number of churchless Christians and the work of hospital chaplains are two of the features of the August edition of Life and Work.

Nuclear weapons are inherently evil

The Church of Scotland’s view that nuclear weapons are inherently evil has today been reiterated by Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council.

Church vows support for baby ashes families

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood, has written to Lord Bonomy thanking him for his work chairing a Scottish Government independent commission into the cremation of babies across Scotland, and vowed the Church will do anything it can to help those affected come to terms with what has happened.

Benefits cap is ill conceived and unworkable

The Department for Work and Pensions benefits cap policy, rolled out across the country from today, is ill-conceived and unworkable and will not tackle the underlying problems which affect the lives of those who are out of work, a Church of Scotland minister has claimed.

Church calls for high cost credit to be curbed

Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council has written to all Scottish MPs and urged them to come together to tackle the issue of high cost credit ahead of the second reading of the High Cost Credit Bill in the House of Commons.


Maltese boat people caught in political storm trap

A Church of Scotland minister based in Malta who leads a mission project helping African refugees on the island has said the project’s work is more vital than ever in the wake of almost 200 new refugees caught up in a political storm.

Moderator meets Roseanna Cunningham MSP

The Moderator of the General Assembly, Right Reverend Lorna Hood had a meet and greet meeting with Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs.

Church expresses concern over changes to disability benefits

The Church has expressed serious concern about the potential impact of welfare reform on the sick and disabled, following a warning from Citizens Advice Scotland.

Children go hungry during holidays

For families who are already struggling to make ends meet, the long summer holidays can be an incredibly difficult time.

New Queen’s Chaplain appointed

The Reverend John Chalmers has been appointed as a new Chaplain to Her Majesty in Scotland.

Church honours long serving elders

More than 400 years of loyal service to the Church of Scotland in Shetland has been marked during a service in Scalloway Kirk recognising lengths of service from 31 and 50 years.

High honours for Church of Scotland ministers

A former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Very Reverend Dr John Cairns has been Knighted after retiring as Dean of the Chapel Royal.