News and press releases

Srebrenica memorial service

Remembering Srebrenica memorial shows why we must unite against hate

22 July, 2016

Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood hosted Scotland’s 2016 Srebrenica Memorial Day Commemoration at Cathcart Old Parish Church on 15 July.

Munro minister

Kirk minister bags all 282 Munros in charity climb

22 July, 2016

A Church of Scotland minister has raised thousands of pounds to help tackle violence against women by climbing all of the country's 282 Munro mountains.

St Giles exhibit

Long lost WW1 Gaelic Bible discovered at St Giles

21 July, 2016

A beautifully preserved Gaelic Bible dating back to the First World War has been discovered at St Giles Cathedral in ‪Edinburgh.

Commons vote to renew Trident regrettable

19 July, 2016

Church and Society Council convener laments "regrettable" decision to renew Britain's nuclear deterrent

Rev Stuart Smith

Gairloch and Dundonnell welcome a new minister

18 July, 2016

The Church of Scotland parish of Gairloch and Dundonnell has welcomed a new minister. Rev Stuart Smith was installed at a service on Friday 15 July, attended by many from near and far.

Rev Marc Bircham

Perth minister raises £3000 for community hub

16 July, 2016

Rev Marc Bircham spent a week completing bizarre tasks, physical challenges and random acts of kindness to help build a community hub that will host badly needed services for families, vhildren teens and elderly residents in the Carse of Gowrie.


A prayer for all those affected by the attack in Nice

15 July, 2016

News of last night's terror attack in Nice has shocked and saddened people throughout the world.

Youth Mods

Last chance to register for the National Youth Assembly

15 July, 2016

Registrations for the National Youth Assembly—to be held August 19-22 at Gartmore House—will close Monday 18 July. Young adults who want to attend should book one of the few spaces available now.

Downing Street

Moderator prays for new Prime Minister and her government

14 July, 2016

The Moderator of the General Assembly has contributed a prayer for the new Prime Minister and her ministerial team as they form the UK's new government.

Church backs urgent appeal for Malawi

The Church of Scotland's World Mission Council is urging church members to support a new Christian Aid Appeal for Malawi, launched today. The appeal comes as 6.5 million people in Malawi are facing food shortages because of failed harvests across the region.