News and press releases

Rev Alan Sorensen

Greenock minister restores 'Boys on Bronze' war memorial

9 November, 2016

A Greenock minister has been burning the midnight oil preparing for Remembrance Sunday, not writing his sermon but restoring a WW1 war memorial.

Refugee family

First Minister and faith leaders discuss the plight of refugees

8 November, 2016

Very Rev John Chalmers and David Bradwell, refugee co-ordinator for Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees, will join Scottish faith leaders at a meeting with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this afternoon, Tuesday 8 November.

Rev Andrew Haddow 2

Eyemouth poppies display inspired by Tower of London memorial

5 November, 2016

A stunning sea of red ceramic poppies has been “planted” in the grounds of a church to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Day.

Rev Dr Richard Frazer

Churches say benefits cap will hit children hardest

4 November, 2016

The new cap on benefits set to be introduced next week will lead to a ten-fold increase in the number of Scottish families having their benefits limited over the next 4 years. It is estimated more than 11,000 families across Scotland will have their benefits capped by 2020.

Oil and Gas chapel

Kirk of St Nicholas holds service of remembrance for oil and gas workers who died offshore

4 November, 2016

This Saturday, one day before the 30th anniversary of the worst helicopter disaster in our history, a special Service of Remembrance for all those who have died offshore will be held at the Kirk of St Nicholas in Union Street, Aberdeen.

Richard Frazer speaking at the Scottish Parliament

Kirk urges Scottish Government to give children equal rights

3 November, 2016

The Scottish Government is under fresh pressure to amend the law to ensure that it is never acceptable to beat a child.

Professor Alexis Jay

Professor Alexis Jay shares lessons learned with Kirk safeguarders

3 November, 2016

Professor Alexis Jay delivered a powerful keynote speech to the Church of Scotland safeguarding conference, urging church members to learn from the lessons of the past.

Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood

Former Moderator appointed to Holyrood reform panel

2 November, 2016

A former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has been appointed to an independent panel examining ways of modernising the Scottish Parliament.

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Thirty Days of Play scheme launched

2 November, 2016

A new national campaign to give all children the best start in life was launched at a project run by the Church's social care arm CrossReach in Glasgow yesterday.