News and press releases


Historic church awarded £40000 grant for renovation work

15 June, 2016

One of the best preserved Romanesque parish churches in Scotland has been given a major funding boost to help pay for an ambitious renovation project.


Kirk official says voiceless BHS staff need someone to stick up for them

15 June, 2016

A Church employee who used to work for British Home Stores said she launched a campaign to "achieve justice" for staff and pensioners because "someone has to stick up for them".


Kirk elder who founded youth club made MBE

14 June, 2016

The founder of a youth cafe who has been involved with the Church of Scotland all her life has been made an MBE.


MSPs commend General Assembly stance on improving rights of children

13 June, 2016

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has been commended at Holyrood for backing calls to improve the rights of children.


Prayer for Orlando - Moderator offers heartfelt condolences to our brothers and sisters

13 June, 2016

Prayer for Orlando - the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has expressed deep shock and sadness following a devastating attack on a nightclub in the United States.


OBE delight for distinguished Kirk minister

11 June, 2016

A distinguished minister has been made an OBE for services to education, the arts and the Church of Scotland.


Kirk calls for rethink on proposals to reform air travel tax

10 June, 2016

The Scottish Government hasbeen urged to reconsider controversial plans to reduce and eventually abolish Air PassengerDuty. (APD)


United EU never more important - NYA Moderator

10 June, 2016

A youth leader has said a visit to the scene of the worst case of genocide in Europe since the Second World War illustrated to her why a united EU was never more important.


London Kirk holds big debate on European Union

9 June, 2016

Hundreds of people attended a lively debate hosted by a Church of Scotland congregation in London on Britain's continued membership of the European Union.

Kirk minister tells MSPs - be like an elephant not a hippo

Be like a elephant not a hippo, Kirk minister tells MSPs