News and press releases

Bob Mallinson

Top stories of the year

28 December, 2016

We have compiled our Top Ten lists of our most popular stories on the Church website, Facebook and Twitter channels according to audience reach over recent months. Some of the results are surprising!

Esther Green

Moray church turns to social media to find new minister

26 December, 2016

A Scottish parish church has produced a 90-second video ‘ad’ to help them find their next minister. The short film starring members of Keith: St Rufus, Botriphnie and Grange Church has been produced as part of its drive to attract a new minister.

Rt rev Dr Russell Barr

A Christmas message from the Moderator

25 December, 2016

In his Christmas message Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr takes a look at how the story of Jesus' birth has many meanings for us today.

Rev Sarah Brown cooking

Castlemilk serves up Christmas community meal

24 December, 2016

Castlemilk Parish Church is supporting a community Christmas dinner this Sunday thanks to a partnership with a neighbouring cafe. Rev Sarah Brown says the meal is a special occasion to bring the whole community together.

Skye minister’s unique story told in BBC Alba documentary

24 December, 2016

Skye minister’s unique story told in BBC Alba documentary: Balach nam Bàgh - The Boy From The Bays

Couple watching video

Churches sharing services online this Christmas

23 December, 2016

A growing number of churches will be sharing their services online this Christmas. With storms threatening to disrupt travel arrangements across the country we've compiled a list of several congregations which you can join their service live as it happens, or watch later in your own time.

Iain Campbell at work

Resident artist starts mammoth public art project

23 December, 2016

Resident artist at Glasgow’s St George’s Tron church,Iain Campbell, is embarking on a mammoth undertaking he estimates will take the next three years to complete. He is painting 24 scenes from the gospel of Luke using a space in the corner of the cafe as his studio.

Lochside Mission Christmas

South Ayrshire churches bring fun food and Christmas cheer to 170 families

23 December, 2016

Across the country churches are reaching out to the poorest families in their communities to help bring the spirit of Christmas to children. In South Ayrshire, for example, four churches have come together to give 170 families the kind of Merry Christmas they could not provide themselves.

Rev Elspeth McKay

Let us bray! Animals help recreate nativity scene

22 December, 2016

A Church of Scotland minister is channelling her inner Vicar of Dibley and holding a special Christmas service starring a cast of LIVE farm animals.