News and events

Shuna Dicks

Syrian refugees feel safe and welcome in Moray

20 November, 2016

Church minister says Syrian refugees feel safe and welcome in Moray


Emotional reunion for Holocaust heroine relatives

19 November, 2016

Proud relatives of the only Scot to be officially honoured for giving her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls during the Holocaust have attended a special reunion to view her handwritten will.

Russell and Gais

‘A Light for Aleppo’ aims to send hope to Syria

18 November, 2016

Communities across the country are being urged to support ‘A light for Aleppo, a light for all’, by lighting candles on Sunday 20 November as a gesture of support for the men, women and children trapped in the besieged Syrian city.


Refugees - welcome the stranger as Jesus did

17 November, 2016

Scottish Faiths Action Group co-ordinator David Bradwell reflects on the last 12 months which has seen more than 1,200 Syrian refugees welcomed to Scotland.

Guild members and Moderator

The Guild welcomes Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr as its newest member

17 November, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr has become the first Moderator to join the Guild during his Moderatorial year. Dr Barr and Mrs Margaret Barr decided to join the Church of Scotland Guild as individual members as their home church has no Guild at present.


MSPs hail invaluable church engagement project

16 November, 2016

Cross-party members of the Scottish Parliament have welcomed an “invaluable” initiative which helps them better engage with churches across the country.


What it's like to take a funeral when there are no mourners present

16 November, 2016

Rev Dr Derek Browning reflects on what it is like to officiate at what is known as a 'paupers funeral' in the wake of a new study that shows that local authority funerals, where no family can be traced for the deceased person or the family are unable to pay for the funeral, have increased 24 percent over the past year.

Freddi Wilson of Links Community and Rev Drausio Goncalves

Amid rising need a new foodbank opens in Craigmillar Edinburgh

16 November, 2016

As The Trussell Trust announces figures showing foodbank use across Scotland has risen by 6 percent, a new foodbank has opened in Bristo Memorial Church in Craigmillar, Edinburgh.

Georgie McArthur

Kirk minister’s charity expands to Glasgow to help young people struggling with grief

15 November, 2016

In schools across Scotland, every class is likely to have one child who is coping with a bereavement. Founded by a Kirk minister, Edinburgh-based charity Richmond’s Hope has already helped more than 3,000 young people come to terms with their grief. Now during Children’s Grief Awareness week the charity is launching a new service in Glasgow.

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