News and press releases


New minister for Stornoway High Church

26 January, 2015

The Church of Scotland is delighted to announce the Rev Dr Wayne Pearce is to take up his charge as minister of Stornoway High Church next month.


Church saddened by minister’s departure

26 January, 2015

The Acting Principal Clerk, Rev Dr George Whyte, has issued the following response to the departure of Rev Andrew McMillan from the Church of Scotland.

Church welcomes rethink on women’s prison

26 January, 2015

The Church of Scotland is welcoming the Scottish Government's decision to think again about the proposed new women's prison at Inverclyde.

Guild Convener moved by Mary Slessor tributes in Nigeria

23 January, 2015

The Convener of the Church of Scotland Guild, Kay Keith, reflects on her moving visit to Nigeria where she took part in celeberations marking the 100th anniversary of the death of legendary missionary Mary Mitchell Slessor.


Major investment in 21st Century Perthshire church

22 January, 2015

Church of Scotland presence in a Perthshire village is set to be strengthened after approval for a major new church facility was given.

Refugee boat rescue

Church Guild project sustains Mediterranean refugees in Malta

20 January, 2015

3000 people drowned in the Mediterranean in 2014. Recently two drifting ships carrying hundreds of refugees off Italy made the news, but most people are unaware of this tragedy on Europe's doorstep.


Moderator reflects on first days of Nigeria tour

19 January, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly reflects on the first two days of his tour of Nigeria and South Sudan.

Moderator visit to Nigeria and South Sudan

17 January, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly embarks on a 10 day tour of Nigeria and South Sudan today.

Church launches Family Bus to boost prison visiting services

13 January, 2015

Going to see family and friends in prison can be a daunting task but a unique idea driven by Church of Scotland support workers at HMP Polmont Young Offenders Institution using a bus as a family and visitors' centre aims to make it easier.

CrossReach welcomes STV Appeal donation to help provide essential services

CrossReach has welcomed a £2,000 grant from the STV Appeal to be used by its Perth Prison Visitors Centre run by its Children and Family Services. Donations are vital to ensuring CrossReach can continue its work.