News and press releases

Rev Shuna Dicks, Mohmood, Duha and their four little girls.

Refugees blessed with love from Moray

24 June, 2016

With love from Moray - powerful account of a week volunteering at refugee camp in Greece.


Church reacts to decision to leave European Union

24 June, 2016

The Church of Scotland has spoken out consistently over the last 20 years in favour of our continued membership of the European Union – but it is the democratic decision of people living in the UK to leave and we must honour that.

Governments urged to tackle the unacceptable "scourgeā€ of fuel poverty in remote and rural areas of Scotland

23 June, 2016

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Rev Dr Russell Barr said higher charges paid by consumers there meant that some of the most vulnerable communities are hit hardest.

Andrew MacPherson and Hannah Mary Goodlad,

Time running out to register for National Youth Assembly 2016

23 June, 2016

Time is running out to register attendance at this year’s National Youth Assembly, with applications from young peple aged between 17 and 25 due to be in by 18 July. The four day gathering in Stirlingshire starts on Friday 19 August.

Academic warns of difficulties to deal with the refugee crisis if Britain leaves the European Union.

23 June, 2016

Alison Phipps, a professor of languages and intercultural studies at Glasgow University, said the European Convention of Human Rights offered “extraordinary protection” to people fleeing war and persecution.


Faith leaders in fresh call for solidarity with refugees

17 June, 2016

Kirk leaders sign joint statement calling for solidarity with refugees as mark of common humanity

Take a Pew at the Scottish Parliament

17 June, 2016

Hear how the church needs to respond to our changing society in our second Take a Pew video discussion, which is available to watch now

Recommendations sought for Moderator of the General Assembly 2017

16 June, 2016

The Church of Scotland is seeking recommendations of suitable people for the role of next year's Moderator of the General Assembly.


Prize winning Ayrshire school visit for Mr Moderator

16 June, 2016

Moderator of the General Assembly the Right Rev Dr Russell Barr visits children at Ballantrae Primary School in Ayrshire who won a special award for a project on the Holocaust.

EU imperfect bureaucracy but better than bombs says leading churchman

The European Union has enabled people to live in an unprecedented period of peace and walking away would be a "denial" of Britain's global humanitarian and moral values, a leading churchman has said.