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Nelson Mandela Day

18 July, 2013

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

Life and Work magazine

August Life and Work

17 July, 2013

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

16 July, 2013

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

16 July, 2013

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 ...

Benefits cap is ill conceived and unworkable

15 July, 2013

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 ...

Church calls for high cost credit to be curbed

11 July, 2013

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 ...


Maltese boat people caught in political storm trap

11 July, 2013

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 ...

Moderator meets Roseanna Cunningham MSP

11 July, 2013

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 honours long serving elders

8 July, 2013

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.

Banking on an Indian summer

8 July, 2013

A Scots charity helping women overcome poverty in some of the poorest communities and neighbourhoods is hoping for an 'Indian summer' after being short listed for a grant from the Royal Bank of Scotland. ...

Commemoration of the Piper Alpha disaster

5 July, 2013

Rev Gordon Craig, a Church of Scotland minister who is Chaplain to the Oil and Gas industry is taking centre stage this weekend at the 25th anniversary commemorations of the Piper Alpha disaster. ...

Church presence at the Royal Salute

1 July, 2013

The Moderator, Right Reverend Lorna Hood attended the Royal Salute at Edinburgh Castle marking the arrival of HM The Queen in Edinburgh.