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BBC documentary records historic year for the Moderator

11 May, 2016

A new BBC documentary follows a year in the life of the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison – and catches the moment First Minister Nicola Sturgeon jokingly tells the Moderator that his collection of jewellery is superior to her own.

Cardinal Bo

Moderator hosts visit from Cardinal Bo of Myanmar

10 May, 2016

The Moderator and Church of Scotland staff hosted a visit from Cardinal Bo of Myanmar, Archbishop of Yangon and the first Catholic Cardinal ever for Myanmar, appointed by Pope Francis in 2015.

Ross Greer

NYA rep Ross Greer becomes youngest ever MSP

6 May, 2016

Bearsden Cross Parish Church member Ross Greer is making history as the youngest ever MSP. The 21-year-old will represent the Green Party in Parliament as a West of Scotland list member.

Annual Report 2015

People of the Way - annual report and accounts 2015 published

5 May, 2016

The Church of Scotland's Annual Report and Accounts for2015 has been published and provides an insight into the deep breadth of workcarried out at home and abroad.

Take a Pew

Take A Pew initiative gets off to a flying start

3 May, 2016

From Hampden Park to the Callanish stones in Lewis, ideas for where people would like to see the church hold its new Take A Pew discussions have been pouring in. More than 100 locations and topics have already been submitted since the initiative was launched at the weekend.

Rothie Rovers

New Sports Mission Pack will help churches reach out this summer

2 May, 2016

With summer just around the corner, sports are an ideal way to reach out to active young people and adults. And this year Christians in Sport are releasing a free, downloadable Sports Mission Pack that will help you make sports part of your congregational outreach work.

Fredie Evans

Church members bring silent nights to city centre homeless hostel

2 May, 2016

Residents at a homeless hostel in one of Edinburgh's liveliest streets are sleeping much better at night thanks to big hearted Church of Scotland members.


New minister for rebooted Edinburgh church

29 April, 2016

A congregation that has re-vitalised itself after members left over the ordination of same-sex clergy has appointed a new minister who has vowed to help it continue to grow and flourish.

Grant Douglas

Church elder invents a no-spill spoon for people with shaky hands

28 April, 2016

Church elder Grant Douglas has invented a no-spill spoon to help people with disabilities who have trouble keeping food steady as they are eating. Grant, who has cerebral palsy himself, told Jackie Macadam, a staff writer for Life and Magazine, about how his revolutionary invention is transforming mealtimes for some people with disabilities.

Congregations invited to join 4000 churches taking part in new Scottish church census

Next month congregations in the Church of Scotland will be part of the most-detailed church census to have ever taken place in Scotland.