News and press releases

Russell Barr

Moderator "horrified" by USA travel ban

30 January, 2017

Statement from the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, on President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration.

David Pitkeathly

New dawn for congregation

30 January, 2017

A new dawn has broken for a small Church of Scotland congregation in northern England.

Jane Haining

Pupils bring moving story of Holocaust heroine to life

27 January, 2017

Pupils brought to life the extraordinary story of a brave Scot who sacrificed herself to protect Jewish girls during the Holocaust.

Amy Lydia smiling

New Banchory minister puts faith in youth

27 January, 2017

An Aberdeenshire church ordained a new minister last night who will solely be responsible for nurturing young people.

Emma Thompson

Bride amazed by generosity of a stranger

26 January, 2017

A bride has revealed that a stranger sent her two large boxes of food after reading she had asked for donations to charity instead of wedding presents.

Bellie Parish Church

Scottish Parliament recognition for Moray church project

25 January, 2017

A Moray congregation has been commended in the Scottish Parliament for successfully completing a major refurbishment programme.

Kezia Dugdale

Praise for innovative community project that transforms lives

23 January, 2017

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale tried her hand at woodwork during a visit to an innovative social enterprise project in Edinburgh today.

Dr Russell Barr

Moderator in fresh plea to end homelessness

22 January, 2017

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has issued a fresh challenge to end the “continuing scandal” of homelessness.

Emma and Richard Thompson

Couple ask for foodbank donations instead of wedding gifts

20 January, 2017

A kind hearted couple encouraged their guests to make donations to a foodbank instead of giving them wedding presents.

Scottish Minister hails "fantastic" Castlemilk community meals project

Communities Secretary Angela Constance has praised Castlemilk Parish Church in Glasgow for the "fantastic and exciting" work it does to support people living in food poverty.