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Married couple to be ordained as ministers on same day

Joy for married couple who are being ordained as Church of Scotland ministers in the Highlands at the same service on the same day.

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Churches go all out to tell the Christmas story in creative new ways

From three rapping Reverends to a teabag angel and a nativity selfie booth, Church members have been going all out this Advent season to bring the joy of the Christmas message to the masses.


Two minute silence to remember victims of Glasgow Queen Street tragedy

Hundreds of people have attended a memorial service at Glasgow Cathedral to remember people affected by a tragic accident a year ago to the day.

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

A Christmas message from the Moderator

Christmas takes us to the central mystery of the Christian faith – the recognition that in this miraculous child, God himself is with us all.


Church welcomes steps to improve end of life care

The Church of Scotland has welcomed the publication of a new action plan which seeks to improve palliative and end of life care.

Rev Sally Foster-Fulton

Church urges government to tackle fuel poverty and climate change together

Fuel poverty figures show more than one in three Scottish households are fuel poor with almost one in 10 living in deep fuel poverty.

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Scottish Magazine Awards recognises Learn Eldership as among best in the nation

The Learn Eldership publication was recognised at the Scottish Magazine Awards 2015 in the 'Innovation' category .

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Grants of £1.45m bring festive cheer to eight Scottish Churches

Eight places of worship including four Church of Scotland churches have been awarded grants totalling 1.45 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment, Scotland.


More than 9000 people Speak Out for Change

A campaign coordinated by the Church of Scotland's Church and Society Council is on the cusp of reaching a target of hearing from 10,000 people from across Scotland speaking out for change.

Iain Campbell and John Wallace

A painting of The Last Supper expresses the spirit of Christian community

Homeless men take the place of Jesus and his disciples in The Last Supper, a powerful new painting by Iain Campbell.


Church hails climate change deal as good for all of God's creation

The Church of Scotland has welcomed an historic new international agreement to tackle climate change. Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, convener of the Church and Society Council, hailed the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris as "a good day for our planet and for all of God's creation".

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Book now for the 2016 Community of Faith Conference

If you are involved in ministry with children and young people and would like to explore new and exciting ways to work, the Community of Faith Conference is for you.

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Church of Scotland speaks out against gender based violence

On International Human Rights Day it's time to recognise gender based violence as a human rights issue.


Tribute to former Moderator of the General Assembly the Very Rev Dr William McDonald

Tribute to former Moderator of the General Assembly the Very Rev Dr William JG McDonald who has died at the age of 91.


Minister tells MSPs Christian faith must be applied and not left in a book or building

The Rev George Fiddes, minister of St Nicholas Parish Church in Prestwick, addressed MSPs at the Scottish Parliament yesterday.


Early 18th century ledger still signed by new elders

Newly ordained elders at Dunfermline Abbey Church sign a ledger that has been in use since 1702.

Moderator with Iain Cunningham

Moderator urges Scots to join him in helping feed Syrian refugee families

The Moderator of the Church of Scotland is asking Scots to join him in helping feed Syrian refugee families this Christmas season through the 'A Place at the Table' campaign.


Church welcomes £12 million boost to climate justice fund

The Church of Scotland has welcomed an announcement that an extra £12 million will be invested to help reduce the impact of climate change on the world's poorest communities.

Rev Dr Karen Campbell

Safeguarding Service enrolls record number in safety scheme

The Safeguarding Service has registered more than 28,000 people with the government's Protection of Vulnerable Groups scheme

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New Laigh Kirk turns into Narnia for a day

Volunteers brought hot drinks to some of the 600 people who braved the wind and rain to queue outside the event for up to one and a half hours.