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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.

A big IF

26 June, 2013

The Church of Scotland is part of the IF Campaign.

Life and Work July issue out now

21 June, 2013

The July issue of Life and Work contains an interesting, unusual and exciting mix of articles including a profile of a mentor to John Knox and a new kind of ‘apprentice.’

Deacons are beacons of hope

19 June, 2013

The Right Reverend Lorna Hood, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, marked 125 years of deacons being beacons of hope to some of Scotland’s poorest and most deprived communities. ...

World music hero backs Refugee Week

18 June, 2013

World music hero Rise Kagona of the Bhundu Boys is celebrating Refugee Week at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh and says we are all refugees.

Brilliance in brokenness

16 June, 2013

Can you see the brilliance in brokenness? Too often we only hear stories of brokenness and forget to listen for the stories of hope, sacrifice, faith and love.

Church adds voice to G8 hunger plea

14 June, 2013

This week G8 leaders are meeting in Northern Ireland. The Church of Scotland is part of the IF Campaign and we ask you to pray that the decisions are made to make this year the ...

Church welcomes Glasgow credit unions initiative

13 June, 2013

The Church of Scotland has warmly welcomed a Glasgow City Council initiative to promote credit unions and to make sure people avoid using legal but hugely expensive pay day loan companies.

Church statement on different views

12 June, 2013

At its General Assembly in May, the Church of Scotland voted to uphold its historic doctrine on same sex relationships but to also consider a policy of permitting individual congregations to choose ministers in same ...

Eating and drinking unworthily

12 June, 2013

The Church supports the IF Campaign, Right Reverend Lorna Hood wrote this piece to help us remember the children while we eat and drink unworthily.

Moderator visits Iona marking St. Columba's Day

10 June, 2013

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland said she was ‘deeply humbled and moved’ as she attended a celebratory service at the cradle of Christianity in Scotland.