News and press releases


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.

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

10 January, 2015

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.


Church welcomes climate change campaign ‘Our Voices’ to Scotland

9 January, 2015

The leaders of 'Our Voices' - a new faith led campaign on climate change - have come together to meet for the first time this weekend in Scotland.