The following links have been suggested from across our councils, committees and departments to complement the faith, work and mission of the Church of Scotland.
- Other churches
- Church-based organisations and groups
- Community, social care and voluntary sector
- International churches and groups
Baptist Union of Scotland
Church of England
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
The website of Scotland General Meeting.
Roman Catholic Church in Scotland
Scottish Episcopal Church
United Free Church of Scotland
United Reformed Church Scotland
Church-based organisations and groups
Action of Churches Together in Scotland (ACTS)
Boys' Brigade Scotland
The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.
Christian Aid Scotland
Church Action on Poverty
Works with churches and other groups across the UK to ensure that the voices of people with firsthand experience of poverty are heard.
Church Mission Society
Churches Community Work Alliance
Provides information on church-related community work.
Church without Walls resources
Offering a range of contemporary resources for you to use in churches, fellowship and groups.
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI)
Congregational Federation in Scotland
Voluntary association of Congregational and Independent Churches in Scotland.
Ecumenical programme to help congregations understand environmental issues and make appropriate practical and spiritual responses.
Edinburgh Churches Together
Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility
Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility (ECCR) works for economic justice, environmental stewardship, and corporate and investor responsibility, and builds awareness of these issues in the Church.
Faith in Older People
The Faith in Older People Project (FiOP) is a result of work undertaken by an Episcopal Church in Edinburgh where it was recognised that there was a growing number of older people who required more consistent support and recognition.
A Church of England and Methodist Church initiative encouraging people hoping to establish 'new or different forms of church for our changing culture'.
Glasgow Churches Together
Girls' Brigade Scotland
Leith Churches Together
Fostering support and cooperation between the churches in Leith, Edinburgh.
Billed as "a buzzy, talked about website that will be a key evangelistic resource on the internet for information and discussion about Jesus."
Latest news, links and features from Christian and related organisations throughout Scotland, also offering valuable resources.
Scottish Churches House
A resource of the churches where people meet for retreat, study, consultations, and short breaks.
Scottish Churches Housing Action
Working with the homeless.
Scottish Churches Industrial Mission
Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office
Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge
Gives grants to mission projects primarily sponsored but not necessarily, by the Church of Scotland.
Working Together for a Change
Provides support and training for churches, other faith groups and community groups in the belief that a fairer world can be achieved by people reflecting and acting together.
Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland
Information for and about chaplains in the workplace
Community, social care and voluntary sector
Central Registered Body in Scotland
National clearing house for disclosures in the voluntary sector.
Charities Evaluation Services
Provides training and consultancy in quality and evaluation.
The Social Care Council of the Church of Scotland.
Directory of Social Change
Information and training for the voluntary sector.
Frontier Youth Trust
A Christian network supporting, resourcing and training groups and individuals working with disadvantaged young people.
Recruitment for the not-for-profit and voluntary sector in Scotland.
Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland
Grantmaking trust distributing in excess of £6 million each year to recognised charities throughout Scotland.
National Commission for Pastoral and Social Care
Pioneering mission, healthcare, education and housing initiatives in the UK and across the globe.
Scottish Community Development Centre
Works with local communities and agencies to support community groups and strengthen local action.
Scottish Community Foundation
Charity that helps people support their communities and charities.
Scottish Churches Housing Action
Brings together the main Churches in their work to eliminate homelessness in Scotland.
The Anchor Foundation
Support for Christian Charities concerned with social inclusion particularly through ministries of healing and the arts.
The Haldane Trust
Supporting and developing Christian youth work in Stirling and the surrounding area.
The MacRobert Trust
Scottish based charity.
The Robertson Trust
Provision of financial support for charities as defined by the Law of Scotland. In practice this enables the Trustees to donate to the widest range of charitable objectives for work which takes place in, or has an impact on, Scotland.
Voluntary Action Fund
Independent grant making trust, giving grants to, and working with, local voluntary organisations in Scotland.
Volunteer Centre Network Scotland
Details on local opportunities for volunteering.
Volunteer Development Scotland
Scotland's national centre for volunteering.
Work With Us
News and information about the voluntary sector including learning opportunities.
Supports youth work and youth service development.
News, information, contacts and treatment about HIV/AIDS in the UK.
All-Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS
Concerned about both the devastation that HIV/AIDS is causing in developing countries and as an issue in the UK that affects constituents. It seeks to allow UK MPs and peers to play their part in addressing the epidemic, in particular by ensuring that laws and policies are respectful of human rights and promote public health.
ACET (AIDS Care Education and Training)
International Network is a global network of independent Christian organisations and church-based agencies, providing sexual health and drugs education, HIV/AIDS care, housing support, income generation projects, bereavement support and professional training in communities across many nations.
Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
Ecumenical network for international cooperation in advocacy on global trade and HIV and AIDS.
HIV/AIDS Resource Guide
Edinburgh-based campaign for improved treatment for AIDS in resource-poor countries.
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
National AIDS Trust
Community self help organisation for people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Lothian, Scotland.
Strategies for Hope
Promotes informed, effective, community-based approaches to HIV/AIDS, gender and sexual health, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
Terrance Higgins Trust
HIV and AIDS charity in the UK, and the largest in Europe.
The site of the joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS.
Support for HIV and Hepatitis C. community in Scotland.
International churches and groups
Community of Protestant Churches in Europe (Leuenberg Church Fellowship).
Conference of European Churches (CEC)
Fellowship of 126 Orthodox, Protestant, Anglican and Old Catholic churches from all countries of Europe, plus 43 associated organisations.
Scottish Churches World Exchange
World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC)
World Association for Christian Communication
World Council of Churches
ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
Provides information and training on employment legislation and good practice in the workplace.
Care Not Killing
UK-based alliance of individuals and organisations which brings together human rights groups, healthcare groups, palliative care groups and faith-based organisations.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
Focused on tackling child sex abuse wherever and whenever it happens online.
Church Buildings Maintenance in Scotland
A website providing information, resources and toolkit modules for those who have responsibility for maintaining church buildings.
Department for Business Innovation and Skills
Provides up to date information on employment legislation.
Health Protection Scotland
Responsible for the national surveillance of communicable diseases and environmental health hazards and the provision of expert operational support on infection and environmental health to health boards and local authorities in Scotland.
National focus for improving health and work with the Scottish Executive and other key partners to take action to improve health and reduce health inequalities in Scotland.
Learning and Teaching Scotland
Organisation for the development and support of the Scottish curriculum.
Support citizenship through the delivery of culturally appropriate and accurately translated information in the following areas of welfare law - debt, employment, health, housing, immigration and welfare benefits.
National Health Service Scotland
Online health information provided by NHS Scotland.
Netherbow Arts Centre
Supports veterans and their dependents in Scotland.
Royal Air Force Chaplains' Branch
Royal Army Chaplains' Department
Royal Navy Chaplaincy Service
Scottish Bible Society
Scottish Storytelling Centre
Society, Religion and Technology Project