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'Faith Lift' pun finds favour on Facebook

An amusing banner outside a Dalkeith church which is closed for refurbishment is being widely enjoyed and shared on the Church of Scotland's Facebook page. The minister says the attention is raising the profile of St John's and King's Park Church despite its temporary closure.

Latest Credit Union service opens in Lanarkshire church

The Church is welcoming the latest branch of the Credit Union movement with Lanarkshire Credit Union operating a weekly drop in service at Carluke's Kirkton Church.


Moderator taking part in seafront Walk for Malawi event as part of Ayr Presbytery visit

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is embarking on a seafront walk to raise money for the people of Malawi.

Refugee resources now online to help congregations act

New resources for people, and congregations, who wish to help refugees are now available through Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees. This Church led project has developed links and materials to help church groups across the across the country provide support.


Church ministers criticise Highland Council for increasing funeral costs

Church of Scotland leaders in the Highlands have accused the local authority of exploiting the grief of bereaved families by backing huge increases in funeral costs.

Church responds to Humanist Society of Scotland report

The Church of Scotland has reacted to the publication of a report commissioned by the Humanist Society of Scotland.

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World Mission bake sale raises £250 for South Sudan refugees

A charity coffee morning held at the Church of Scotland's offices in Edinburgh has raised around £250 to buy essential provisions for the victims of war in East Africa.

Affordable credit launch

Principal Clerk chairs new action group on affordable credit

Moves to improve access to affordable credit in Scotland for people on low incomes are to be championed by a new action group led by the Very Rev John Chalmers.

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Mission and Discipleship: Sign up now for the final Community of Faith conference

Two of the three Community of Faith sessions have sold out and Mission and Discipleship publications are flying off the shelf.


CrossReach's immense and life changing work hailed by MSPs

Socialcare provider CrossReach has been recognised in the Scottish Parliament for the"immense, life changing" work it does to support the most vulnerable people insociety.


Moderator meets First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at Scottish Parliament

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Rev Angus Morrison has met with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in the Scottish Parliament this afternoon.

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UK Parliament praises World Mission initiative in Nepal

The Church of Scotland's work to help people in Nepal rebuild after last year's earthquake was recognised in the UK Parliament on Monday.

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Sweet success - the house that Tablet built

Church of Scotland member bakes 500 trays of Tablet to raise money to build house for destitute Kenyan family


MSPs told Church greatly strengthens fabric of society

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Rev Dr Angus Morrison has told MSPs the Kirk's practical social value is enormous and growing.


General Assembly has said it is better for Britain to remain part of EU

Britain's continued membership ofthe European Union symbolises "real progress and hope" for the future, theModerator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has said as heprepares to carry out a range of engagements at the Scottish Parliament thisweek.

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Donations to Ballater flood fund are helping residents recover

More than £9000 in donations is helping people affected by the flood but some are still struggling to find housing.

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Guild appoints Perth elder Rosemary Johnston as new national convener

A Perthshire woman has been appointed the new national convener of the Church of Scotland Guild.

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New online briefings will help churches hold election events

With briefings on all the key issues and a 'how to' guide on hosting election events, the new guidehas everything you need to hold an election meeting or hustings event.

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Church calls for positive debate on EU

With only months until the EU Referendum the Church seeks a positive debate that considers the EU's role in promoting international peace and cooperation.

Mrs Mary Logie funeral

Mrs Mary Rae Logie is laid to rest at Leven Parish Church

 Almost 200 people attended the funeral for the kind and helpful' woman who died after an attack in her home.