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Pioneering church project comes to Scotland

21 May, 2013

The Church of Scotland’s Mission and Discipleship Council has today indicated it is planning for growth in numbers and not managing decline, encouraging the pioneering work of ‘Fresh Expressions.’

Guild in rallying call for new members

21 May, 2013

The Church of Scotland Guild has issued a rousing, rallying call to recruit new members including more men and younger people and for new groups to be set up.

The Livingstone Great Grandchilden I presume...

21 May, 2013

Today, Tuesday May 21, four surviving relatives of great grandchildren of legendary Scottish missionary, explorer and hero Dr David Livingstone were the special guests at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. ...

Church finds common ground in sexuality debate

20 May, 2013

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in a groundbreaking decision called for the Church to maintain its historic doctrine in relation to human sexuality but, in line with the Kirk’s historic position of ...

Moderator urges General Assembly to Unite

20 May, 2013

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood has indicated insight and respect for the wide range of views among members of the Church.

Scotland on Sunday correction

19 May, 2013

In today's Scotland on Sunday article on the General Assembly two significant mistakes were made. David Fergusson wrote to clarify.

Former Moderator calls for more in ministry

18 May, 2013

A former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland warned the Church that it has to do more to attract people to the ministry and reduce the time it takes for candidates ...

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 ...