News and events

Rev Dr Richard Frazer

Church responds to second referendum request

13 March, 2017

The Church of Scotland has responded to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019.

St Rollux English class

New Speak Out video looks at Building Global Friendships

13 March, 2017

The Church and Society council launches a new video featuring the Church's work in Building Global Friendships

Lindsay Cant with Very Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Churches explore ways to welcome people with learning disabilities

9 March, 2017

People with learning disabilities often face barriers and exclusion which make it difficult to feel they belong. Congregations in Kinross and Burntisland are at the forefront of a movement to make sure everyone is welcome no matter what their learning abilities.

Gordon Sharp

Locum calls for focus on communities not buildings

9 March, 2017

A Dundee locum believes the Church of Scotland’s ability to help people in need is being diminished by too much focus being directed on keeping churches open.

Blackford Parish Church

‘Overwhelming’ support arrives for vandalised Perthshire church

8 March, 2017

The minister of a vandalised church in Perthshire has told of the “overwhelming” support she has received from across the country.

Robert Dundee

Minister sees new horizons in City of Discovery

7 March, 2017

A minister in Dundee gives an insightful perspective on the Kirk's presence in the City of Discovery.

Martin Fair

How Rev Martin Fair lost two cars in one day

6 March, 2017

Rev Martin Fair of St Andrew's Parish Church in Arbroath was in the news this weekend after his car was stolen from the manse driveway. The story the papers told, however was far less dramatic than the full story of Rev Martin Fair's highly unusual day, which included not just one bad car incident but two.

Kenya visit

Warm welcome for Moderator from Kenyan Kirk

6 March, 2017

Read the latest update from the Moderator's visit to Kenya.

cityscape

Moderator recommends new homelessness booklet for congregations

4 March, 2017

The Moderator has praised A Place to Call Home, a new 30-page booklet designed to help local congregations understand and respond to the crisis of homelessness.

The Iona Community chooses a new leader

A lay person will lead the Iona Community for the first time from this summer, following the election of Dr Michael Marten to the role, Life and Work reports.