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Rev Peter Nimmo

Rev Peter Nimmo: Old High Church belongs to everyone in Inverness

Rev Peter Nimmo's commentary explains why Old High Church must matter to people of all faiths and none who care about Inverness history and traditions.

chris nickol

Church organist becomes global internet sensation with David Bowie tribute

A Church organist who has become an overnight Internet sensation after he played tribute to music icon David Bowie said he was "overwhelmed" by the experience.


Moderator looks to closer ties with Egyptian Church

A consultation to develop closer links with the Presbyterian Church in Egypt is being considered following the Moderator of the General Assembly's meeting with the Synod of the Nile in Cairo. Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison is in Egypt on an official visit with the Church's World Mission Council as part of his Moderatorial year.


Church council convener named new head of Christian Aid Scotland

The convener of the Church of Scotland's Church and SocietyCouncil has been appointed the new head of Christian Aid Scotland.

Rev Ken Mackenzie

Floods leave behind a huge mess but a united community

Communities across Scotland are facing months of clean up once flooding subsides and the worst may not yet be over for everyone since flood warnings are still in place in parts of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and the Borders.

Bishop says Columba Agreement a challenge and opportunity

Bishop of Chester the Right Rev Dr Peter Forster explains the background to a proposed new agreement between the Church of Scotland and the Church of England.


MSPs commend language project hosted by Glasgow church

A project hosted by a Church of Scotland congregation in Glasgow which has brought together people of 15 different nationalities has been commended in the Scottish Parliament.

Minister's tribute to elderly parishioner as police launch murder investigation

A Church ofScotland minister has paid tribute to one of his parishioners as a murder investigation gets underway in Fife into the circumstances surrounding her death.

Deeside flooding

Churches support those hit by flooding

With Scotland enduring record levels of rainfall, communities across the country are experiencing the devastating effects of flooding. Local churches are lending a helping hand to people in crisis, where the greatest impacts have been felt.

Margaret Anderson Green with three of her nine grandchildren

Church members honoured in Queen's New Years list

Several members of the Church of Scotland recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours List have given their reaction to the awards. All five were recognised for outstanding service to their community, both here in Scotland and beyond.

The Big Sing

2015 was a year of new beginnings for the Guild.

With hugely challenging moments, especially the sad passing of Associate Secretary Fiona Punton, 2015 was also a year of being BOLD and STRONG at the start of a new three-year strategy.

Ian and Shafiq

Bishopbriggs Church reaches out to Muslim community after fire

A wilfully set fire that destroyed an Islamic centre in Bishopbriggs last November has had the unintended effect of bringing the town's faith communities closer together.

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator delivers a message of hope for the New Year 2016

The turning of the year is a time for reflecting on the relationships that make us who we are – our relationships with family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and, most importantly, with God.

Speak Out

Church and Society: Speaking Out in 2015

The picture of three-year old Aylan Kurdi lying dead, face down on a Turkish beach was the defining image of 2015.

Going for Growth Summer School

Mission and Discipleship: a review of 2015

Mission and Discipleship council held its first Fresh Expressions summer school in June.

Visitors from Nigeria

World Mission: 2015 has been difficult for many of our partners

As World Mission Council reflects on 2015, for many of our partners it has been a difficult one.

A Place at the Table

Review: Refugees and the Church in 2015 and beyond

If 2015 was the year when the Church at large woke up to the reality of the refugee catastrophe, I hope 2016 will be the year when we roll our sleeves up and act with refugees, for justice and peace.

child potting plant

CrossReach awarded grant to support disadvantaged children

The Church of Scotland's social care arm CrossReach has secured a grant for £258,000 to support vulnerable children

Tomorrows Calling

Advent videos viewed more than 60000 times

Online Advent calendar videos reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas have been viewed more than 60000 times.

The General Synod

Historic agreement between Churches of Scotland and England charts way for future joint projects

The Church of Scotland and the Church of England have reached an historic agreement that recognises their longstanding ecumenical partnership and lays the groundwork for future joint projects.