News and press releases

St Matthew's Parish Church

Iconic church reopens after £875,000 refurbishment

6 December, 2016

An iconic church in Perth has reopened after £875,000 refurbishment.

Rev Prof Duncan Forrester and wife Margaret

Obituary: Rev Professor Duncan Baillie Forrester (1933–2016)

5 December, 2016

Duncan Forrester, Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology in the University of Edinburgh (1978–2000), died on 29 November, 2016 aged 83.

Britain should be "proud" of Christian heritage

2 December, 2016

People should feel able to speak freely about their Christian faith and Christmas, the Prime Minister has said.

Mary and Joseph arrive at airport

Mary and Joseph find seeking asylum in the UK is not child’s play

2 December, 2016

This Christmas time, a new Nativity video is imagining the welcome Mary and Joseph would receive if they arrived in the UK seeking asylum. As children across the country participate in their own retelling of the Christmas story, the video uses child actors to play the Holy couple negotiating the harsh realities facing those seeking refuge on our shores.

Pakistan Christians

Home Secretary to examine visa refusal case

1 December, 2016

A controversial decision to refuse visas to two Pakistani Christians who want to visit Glasgow is to be examined by the Home Office.

Russell Barr Queen Street

Moderator urges people to join him on wonderful Advent journey

1 December, 2016

People are being encouraged to join the Moderator of the General Assembly on a “wonderful Advent journey”

Dr Lorna Hood

Scotland's patron saint symbol of welcome and respect

30 November, 2016

Scotland's patron saint "transcends boundaries" and represents people who are more than "us", a former Moderator of the General Assembly has said.

Dr Russell Barr

Historic ecumenical partnership agreement signed

30 November, 2016

A landmark agreement to enter into an historic ecumenical partnership has been signed by the Church of Scotland and the Church of England.

Rev Fiona Mathieson featured in No1 magazine

Parish minister profiled in popular magazine

28 November, 2016

Rev Fiona Mathieson, minister at Carrick Knowe church in Edinburgh, is interviewed in the December issue of No1 Magazine, which calls itself 'Scotland's glamorous glossy for women'. Mrs Mathieson answered questions for the magazine's A Day in the Life of... feature, raising the profile of parish ministers and the work of the church.