News and press releases

Rev MaryAnn Rennie marries Kirsty and Michael Young

Church of Scotland celebrated more than 4000 weddings in 2015

11 August, 2016

Getting married in the Church of Scotland remains the most popular choice for couples who want something more than a civil ceremony. More than 4,000 couples chose to be married by a Church of Scotland minister in a religious ceremony last year.

Moderator handover

Just one more week until nominations close for the next Moderator of the General Assembly

10 August, 2016

The final date to submit recommendations for the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is 19 August.

Rev Moyna McGlynn

Sturgeon leads tributes to popular minister who has died

9 August, 2016

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has led tributes to an immensely popular Church of Scotland minister who has died.

Anne Hepburn

Obituary: Anne Hepburn missionary, teacher, feminist and Guild President

5 August, 2016

Anne Hepburn, Church of Scotland missionary, Guild President in the early 1980s and a teacher, feminist and social justice advocate has died aged 90.

Church and Jewish Community in Scotland establish a 'concentrated dialogue'

2 August, 2016

The Jewish Community in Scotland and the Church of Scotland have agreed to establish a concentrated dialogue between members of the two communities.

Dr Iain Jamieson, Very Rev Albert Bogle and Graeme Duffin

Rev teams up with Wets guitarist and rocks out for charity

2 August, 2016

A former Kirk Moderator has teamed up with Wet Wet Wet guitarist Graeme Duffin to record an “upbeat and catchy” charity single to celebrate the success of a unique healthcare project in Africa.

Jamie Stuart at GA

Obituary: Jamie Stuart storyteller, evangelist and author of The Glasgow Bible

2 August, 2016

Jamie Stuart, storyteller, evangelist and one of Scotland's most successful and beloved Christian authors, has died at the age of 95.

Asylum seeker

Photo exhibit showcases challenges facing HIV positive refugees and asylum seekers

2 August, 2016

An exhibition on display at the Just Festival from 5-28 August offers a window into the lives of refugees and asylum seekers who are HIV positive.

Pauline Edmiston

Fears over commitment to tackle climate change

30 July, 2016

A leading Churchwoman has urged the UK Government “not to turn away” from a commitment to tackle climate change.