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Banchory West Church goes on The One Show

A north-east minister is appearing on The One Show to explain why he encourages his flock to use their mobile phones during Sunday services.

Speak Out politics hustings event

Leading Holyrood politicians to take part in Church-sponsored hustings event

Politicians will come face-to-face with the harsh realities of 21st century Scotland expressed by ordinary people at a unique hustings event next month.


Spectacular hoard of Viking treasure found on church land revealed after 1000 years

A television programme about a spectacular hoard of Viking treasure buried under land owned by the Church of Scotland is being broadcast tonight.

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

An Easter message from the Moderator

In this video the Moderator explains why Easter is his favourite season of the Christian calendar

Steve Aisthorpe

New research reveals Britain's Christian community considerably larger than expected

New research reveals Britain's Christian community considerably larger than expected


Kirk farming minister post hailed by MSPs

The Church of Scotland has been commended at Holyrood for launching a new pioneering ministry post to support stressed out farmers in Ayrshire.

Christian leader and Muslim finance expert condemn Brussels attacks

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has said he has been left "shocked and saddened" by the terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Islamic Finance

Kirk to work with Islamic Finance Council on ethical financial services

The Church of Scotland and Islamic Finance Council UK have announced a partnership to create ethical financial services.

In Peace by Douglas Scortegagna

A prayer for Brussels and for peace

Here is our prayer for all those caught up in the violence in Brussels.


Cash boost for Church backed business start-up scheme

A charity backed by the Church of Scotland that helps to develop and support entrepreneurs in some of the country's poorest communities will be expanded into four new local authority areas thanks to a £225,000 funding boost.

Rachel Hutcheson at her ordination as elder

Last year she was moderator of the national youth assembly: now she is an elder at her home kirk

Since Rachel Hutcheson's term as National Youth Assembly Moderator ended last August, she hasn't been eating chocolates with her feet up. Quite the opposite. Rachel has been clocking up volunteer hours working to support her own church— Old High St Stephens in Inverness.

Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald

Church pays tribute to former Moderator the Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald

The Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1997-98, has died aged 78 in the early hours of 17 March after a long battle with lung disease at the Erskine Care Home for ex-servicemen in Bishopton.

Phil Potter

The Kirk is moving full steam ahead with Fresh Expressions

The Church of Scotland's Fresh Expressions work is gaining steam in its second year, with a stream of events designed to equip church members to build Christian community wherever they are.


Moderator says faith helped sustain many survivors of Clydebank Blitz

Many brave survivors of the Clydebank Blitz 75 years ago were likely sustained by their faith, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has said.


Moderator to preach at first ever service at Westminster to commemorate Clydebank Blitz

The Moderator of the GeneralAssembly of the Church of Scotland is preaching at the first ever service tocommemorate the Clydebank Blitz at the Palace of Westminster today.


Fundraising concert in aid of Kirk HIV Programme

A group that has raised more than £5,000 for the Church of Scotland's HIV Programme is performing a fundraising concert at South Queensferry Parish Church on Friday.


Thousands visit Royal chapel within days of re-opening

A Royal chapel considered to be one of Scotland's architectural jewels has finally re-opened to the public after being shut for more than a year due to a spate of thefts.

Speak Out event

Book now for Speak Out: Peoples Politics event

10,000 people shared their vision for Scotland's future. Now we're asking Scotland's political parties to say how they'd make that vision a reality.

Moderator with cow

Moderator announces first "farming minister" during Ayr Presbytery visit

The Church of Scotland is appointing its first ever dedicated "farming minister" to help support people in the hard-pressed agricultural industry.