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New Moderator makes history

18 May, 2013

History was made when The Right Reverend Lorna Hood, Minister of Renfrew North Parish Church and a Queen’s Chaplain was today, Saturday May 18, installed as the new The Moderator of the General Assembly of ...

Prayer for the Church

18 May, 2013

A Church of Scotland congregation in Stornoway in the Western Isles, is inviting all congregations in the Church to join with them in an hour of prayer on Monday 20 May 2013.

Karen Matheson to sing at Heart and Soul

17 May, 2013

Gaelic singer, Karen Matheson, is going to sing at the Ross Band Stand in Princes Street Gardens on Sunday as part of a Christian festival celebrating the life and work of the Church of Scotland. ...

The Inheritance of Abraham: revised report released

17 May, 2013

The Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland today, 17 May, has released a revised version of its report, 'The Inheritance of Abraham?' prior to the meeting of the General Assembly of the ...

New Moderator’s brush with the law

15 May, 2013

Reverend Lorna Hood who is about to become the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is well used to wearing a dog collar. But the Minister found herself envisaging a ...

Lord Selkirk to meet boys at Geilsland School

15 May, 2013

Boys at Geilsland School will have a very important visitor for afternoon tea this Monday (May 20) when Lord Douglas of Selkirk, the Lord High Commissioner of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland ...

Church explores issues around independence

25 April, 2013

Three Councils within the Church are proposing that the Scottish Government’s draft Scottish constitution is published before Scots take part in the historic vote on independence in September 2014.

Food is a gift from God

24 April, 2013

The number of people using emergency food banks has more than doubled in Scotland in the last year according to the Trussell Trust.

May issue of Life and Work

19 April, 2013

May’s edition of Life and Work, the magazine of the Church of Scotland, is on sale now.

Church Theological Report published

16 April, 2013

The 2011 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland appointed a Theological Commission to bring to the General Assembly of 2013 a report on same sex relationships and the Ministry.

Reward for return of missing Church treasures

10 April, 2013

The Church is offering a substantial reward subject to specific conditions for the return of a historic cross and ring which were in a bag that went missing from Edinburgh Airport.

Moderator appeals for return of missing items

8 April, 2013

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland the Right Reverend Albert Bogle has appealed for the return of items of jewellery which were in a bag that went missing from Edinburgh ...