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New Sports Mission Pack will help churches reach out this summer

2 May, 2016

With summer just around the corner, sports are an ideal way to reach out to active young people and adults. And this year Christians in Sport are releasing a free, downloadable Sports Mission Pack that will help you make sports part of your congregational outreach work.

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New minister for rebooted Edinburgh church

29 April, 2016

A congregation that has re-vitalised itself after members left over the ordination of same-sex clergy has appointed a new minister who has vowed to help it continue to grow and flourish.

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Young people dealing with depression need talking therapies as well as medicines

9 March, 2016

CrossReach gives its reaction to concerns raised by the World Health Organisation over the worrying rise in the number of children across the UK being prescribed antidepressants. CrossReach is the operational name of the Church's Social Care Council and is one of the foremost providers of child counselling services in Scotland.

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Brussels minister reflects on a city in lockdown

23 November, 2015

Church of Scotland minister in Brussels reflects on a city in lockdown as manhunt for suspected Paris terror attackers intensifies.

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Watch Moderator sup from ancient St Modan's well

21 September, 2015

Watch Presbytery of Argyll worker Gilbert Markus, an academic and faith tourism expert, explain to the Right Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, how he and a group of volunteers discovered a long-lost holy well dedicated to St Modan - a 6th century saint.

Inverbervie garden volunteers

BBC’s Beechgrove Garden features Bervie Church of Scotland

2 September, 2015

A neglected manse garden in Inverbervie has been transformed thanks to church volunteers who set up a community project to improve the area.

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Moderator’s sympathy for victims of Tunisia attack

29 June, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly has expressed his heartfelt sympathy for the victims of the terror attack in Tunisia, which include Church of Scotland members.

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Edinburgh congregation votes for equality in new vacancy process

26 June, 2015

An Edinburgh congregation has become the first to go through the new vacancy process since changes agreed at last month's General Assembly.

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Korean prayer team on a mission for Kirk

25 June, 2015

A prayer team from South Korea has landed in Stornoway on a mission to help bring continued success for Scotland's national church.