News and press releases

Russell Barr

MSPs told to eradicate homelessness for sake of children

21 February, 2017

MSPs have been urged to “renew” their ambition to reduce the number of homeless people in Scotland.

Monika Redman

One trek of a plan - minister aiming high to raise money for charity

20 February, 2017

A Kirk minister in robes and clerical collar walking two Alpacas on a leash is not a sight people see every day.

volunteers at music cafe

Forfar music café brings support to families dealing with dementia

17 February, 2017

Six years ago the congregation of Forfar East and Old Church of Scotland decided to do something to support people with dementia and their families. Now trainee healthcare workers visit the Church to see first-hand why it has gained a reputation for best practice in dementia support.

Coldside Parish Church

Community church cafe scoops top award

16 February, 2017

A pioneering Dundee church community café has won a top award.

Chalmers Lecture

Lecture series ends with prophecy for the Kirk

16 February, 2017

Rev Dr Doug Gay finished his series of Chalmers Lectures at St Giles’ Cathedral last night with a call to reform the presbytery and central structures of the Church of Scotland.

Kenya tablet

Home Sweet Home

16 February, 2017

A Church member raised nearly £10,500 to build a destitute family a home after selling homemade tablet.

Mary Slessor

Missionaries shortlisted for Hall of Heroes

15 February, 2017

Two Presbyterian missionaries are in the running to become the first woman to be celebrated at a major landmark museum.

world mission visit

Pakistani Christians welcomed in Scotland

14 February, 2017

Pakistani Christians on a twinning visit to Glasgow have praised the Church of Scotland for its “incredible” support amidst growing difficulties in the city of Hyderabad.

Moderator and Mrs Barr toss pancakes

Christian Aid Scotland launches ‘Pause with Pancakes’

13 February, 2017

Christian Aid supporters hope its new Lent event Pause for Pancakes will be so much fun people will make it their new Shrove Tuesday tradition.