News and press releases

Gordon Sharp

Locum calls for focus on communities not buildings

9 March, 2017

A Dundee locum believes the Church of Scotland’s ability to help people in need is being diminished by too much focus being directed on keeping churches open.

Blackford Parish Church

‘Overwhelming’ support arrives for vandalised Perthshire church

8 March, 2017

The minister of a vandalised church in Perthshire has told of the “overwhelming” support she has received from across the country.

Robert Dundee

Minister sees new horizons in City of Discovery

7 March, 2017

A minister in Dundee gives an insightful perspective on the Kirk's presence in the City of Discovery.

Martin Fair

How Rev Martin Fair lost two cars in one day

6 March, 2017

Rev Martin Fair of St Andrew's Parish Church in Arbroath was in the news this weekend after his car was stolen from the manse driveway. The story the papers told, however was far less dramatic than the full story of Rev Martin Fair's highly unusual day, which included not just one bad car incident but two.

Kenya visit

Warm welcome for Moderator from Kenyan Kirk

6 March, 2017

Read the latest update from the Moderator's visit to Kenya.


Moderator recommends new homelessness booklet for congregations

4 March, 2017

The Moderator has praised A Place to Call Home, a new 30-page booklet designed to help local congregations understand and respond to the crisis of homelessness.

Iona Abbey

The Iona Community chooses a new leader

3 March, 2017

A lay person will lead the Iona Community for the first time from this summer, following the election of Dr Michael Marten to the role, Life and Work reports.

rhona country

Former actress ordained as Inverurie minister

3 March, 2017

A former actress who has performed all over the world has been ordained as a minister at an Aberdeenshire church.

downing street

Moderator holds talks with PM on slavery and human trafficking

2 March, 2017

Moderator of the General Assembly, Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, held talks with Theresa May about human trafficking and slavery.

Frazer - unaccompanied refugee children must be welcomed

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a commitment from the Scottish Government that it will continue to do all it can to ensure the safety and integration of unaccompanied children.