News and press releases

Mary Slessor

A heroine for Scotland

19 April, 2017

Presbyterian missionary Mary Slessor is to be celebrated at a major landmark museum.

John Chalmers

Latest report from Theological Forum published

18 April, 2017

The Theological Forum has published its latest report on 'An approach to the theology of same-sex marriage'

Cardross Parish Church Easter celebration

Green shoots of growth as 390,000 Christians regularly attend church

17 April, 2017

Church census that measures Sunday services attendance shows some contraction yet also areas of growth and expansion

Easter Rising

The meaning of Easter and the Moderator's Easter prayer

16 April, 2017

In this Easter message Rev Colin Sinclair says: Death does not have the last word. Love is stronger than hate. Jesus lives followed by The Moderator's Easter prayer.

Rev David McNeish

The Church is taking a fresh look at Pilgrimage

14 April, 2017

This year the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be asked to reverse centuries of hostility to the ancient practice of pilgrimage and to affirm its place within the life of the church. Rev Dr Richard Frazer, Convener of the Kirk’s Church and Society Council believes pilgrimages offer a genuine and meaningful spiritual pathway for modern-day Christians. “Worship comes in many forms and pilgrimage is one of them,” he says.

Word life

Take part in our #WordOfLife photo-sharing campaign

13 April, 2017

Congregations across Scotland and beyond can show their support for this year’s General Assembly by taking part in a photo-sharing campaign being launched today.

Madoes community

Cash boost for Perthshire kirk community project

13 April, 2017

A Kirk-backed community project in Perthshire has been given a cash boost to help it enhance the quality of life for hundreds of people.

Marcus Dean and Deirdre McDowell

Paisley Thread Mill Museum hosts Holocaust heroine's niece

12 April, 2017

Marcus Dean, chair of the Paisley Thread Mill Museum, was astonished to find that Scots Holocaust heroine Jane Haining, who briefly worked at the Paisley thread factory, once lived and studied in his Edinburgh home.

Luke moderator

Surprise ‘Hero’ award delights Fife Sunday school teacher

11 April, 2017

A Sunday school teacher from Fife who has been recognised for her life changing impact in a Scotland wide campaign has been reunited with a former member of her church youth group.