News and events

Church response to the atrocity in Paris

9 January, 2015

Prayers will be said at the Scots Kirk in Paris this weekend for those murdered in the attacks in the city, their families, and others left injured and frightened by the atrocity and the ongoing events

Moray congregation joins Church environmental care movement

8 January, 2015

A congregation in Moray is the latest to have been recognised by Scotland's fastest growing ecological movement for work being done to nurture the environment.

Results of Presbytery vote on overture on ordination of ministers in civil partnerships

7 January, 2015

The Church of Scotland has confirmed the final figures showing how Presbyteries voted on the overture on ordination of ministers in civil partnerships.

Moderator conducts marriage of son at former church

6 January, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly had the pleasure of conducting the marriage of his son in Edinburgh at the weekend.

Scots missionary honoured across two continents

5 January, 2015

The remarkable achievements of Scots missionary Mary Slessor will be celebrated across two continents at the 100th anniversary of her death.


Moderator’s sadness at George Square tragedy

22 December, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly's response to the tragedy in Glasgow's George Square.


Violence Against Women – a challenge for all in the Church

22 December, 2014

The Church of Scotland recently demonstrated its commitment to gender justice with a campaign encouraging people to speak out in opposition to violence against women.

Statement on formation of civil partnership ordination protest group

18 December, 2014

The Church of Scotland has issued a statement in response to the formation of a group launched today in Glasgow opposed to the ordination of ministers in active homosexual relationships.

UK-wide church credit union given green light

17 December, 2014

Scotland's national church is part of a major UK-wide credit union, given the go-ahead by the financial authorities yesterday