Church of Scotland News https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news The latest news releases from the Church of Scotland Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:36:25 +0000 There’s still time to take part in the Kirk's Listening Project https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Theres-still-time-to-take-part-in-the-Listening-Project https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Theres-still-time-to-take-part-in-the-Listening-Project Mon, 23 Nov 2020 07:01:02 +0000 Moderator makes history with "virtual" London Week https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Moderator-makes-history-with-virtual-London-Week https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Moderator-makes-history-with-virtual-London-Week Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:22:34 +0000 Christian Aid invites Kirk to ‘raise our voices’ for our Ethiopian neighbours https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Christian-Aid-invites-Kirk-to-raise-our-voices-for-our-Ethiopian-neighbours https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Christian-Aid-invites-Kirk-to-raise-our-voices-for-our-Ethiopian-neighbours Thu, 19 Nov 2020 11:32:22 +0000 Scottish Christians join in prayer as pandemic continues https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-Christians-join-in-prayer-as-pandemic-continues https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-Christians-join-in-prayer-as-pandemic-continues Wed, 18 Nov 2020 06:01:02 +0000 Gulf War veteran and former youth worker ordained as ministers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Gulf-War-veteran-and-former-youth-worker-ordained-as-ministers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Gulf-War-veteran-and-former-youth-worker-ordained-as-ministers Tue, 17 Nov 2020 15:19:14 +0000 Treat prisoners with compassion, don't be 'judgemental' https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Treat-prisoners-with-compassion-dont-be-judgemental https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Treat-prisoners-with-compassion-dont-be-judgemental Mon, 16 Nov 2020 15:20:46 +0000 Kirk's participatory budgeting funding events go online https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Kirks-participatory-budgeting-funding-events-go-online https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Kirks-participatory-budgeting-funding-events-go-online Mon, 16 Nov 2020 07:01:03 +0000 Clyde Presbytery appoints its first Presbytery Clerk https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Clyde-Presbytery-appoints-its-first-Presbytery-Clerk https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Clyde-Presbytery-appoints-its-first-Presbytery-Clerk Fri, 13 Nov 2020 08:01:02 +0000 Meet the latest ordained local ministers deployed to Hamilton Presbytery https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Meet-the-latest-ordained-local-ministers-deployed-to-Hamilton-Presbytery https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Meet-the-latest-ordained-local-ministers-deployed-to-Hamilton-Presbytery Thu, 12 Nov 2020 16:01:05 +0000 Join in prayer this Sunday evening https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Join-in-prayer-this-Sunday-evening https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Join-in-prayer-this-Sunday-evening Thu, 12 Nov 2020 15:03:47 +0000 Church of Scotland theologian appointed Regius Chair of Divinity at Cambridge University https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Church-of-Scotland-theologian-appointed-Regius-Chair-of-Divinity-at-Cambridge-University https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Church-of-Scotland-theologian-appointed-Regius-Chair-of-Divinity-at-Cambridge-University Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:01:02 +0000 It's a Fair Question - why Interfaith relationships matter https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Its-a-Fair-Question-why-Interfaith-relationships-matter https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Its-a-Fair-Question-why-Interfaith-relationships-matter Wed, 11 Nov 2020 06:31:02 +0000 Sea Lord pays tribute to war time nurse killed in the line of duty https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Sea-Lord-pays-tribute-to-war-time-nurse-killed-in-the-line-of-duty https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Sea-Lord-pays-tribute-to-war-time-nurse-killed-in-the-line-of-duty Tue, 10 Nov 2020 09:59:02 +0000 Clerk to the new Presbytery of Fife appointed https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Clerk-to-the-new-Presbytery-of-Fife-appointed https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Clerk-to-the-new-Presbytery-of-Fife-appointed Mon, 09 Nov 2020 07:31:02 +0000 Installing life saving defibrillator outside church a "no brainer" https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Installing-life-saving-defibrillator-outside-church-a-no-brainer https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Installing-life-saving-defibrillator-outside-church-a-no-brainer Sat, 07 Nov 2020 07:16:02 +0000 Congregations get "creative" to mark Remembrance Sunday https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Congregations-get-creative-to-mark-Remembrance-Sunday https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Congregations-get-creative-to-mark-Remembrance-Sunday Fri, 06 Nov 2020 07:01:02 +0000 Kirk seeks experiences of faith and Church during the pandemic https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Kirk-seeks-experiences-of-faith-and-Church-during-the-pandemic https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Kirk-seeks-experiences-of-faith-and-Church-during-the-pandemic Thu, 05 Nov 2020 12:35:01 +0000 Scottish Christians join together in prayer this Sunday https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-Christians-join-together-in-prayer-this-Sunday https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-Christians-join-together-in-prayer-this-Sunday Thu, 05 Nov 2020 07:31:01 +0000 It's a Fair Question - praise for 'amazing' CrossReach staff and volunteers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Its-a-Fair-Question-praise-for-amazing-CrossReach-staff-and-volunteers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Its-a-Fair-Question-praise-for-amazing-CrossReach-staff-and-volunteers Wed, 04 Nov 2020 07:01:02 +0000 Charities will benefit from Will Aid 2020 https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Charities-will-benefit-from-Will-Aid-2020 https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Charities-will-benefit-from-Will-Aid-2020 Tue, 03 Nov 2020 09:01:02 +0000 Scottish Church Leaders call for action on Internal Markets Bill https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-Church-Leaders-call-for-action-on-Internal-Markets-Bill https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-Church-Leaders-call-for-action-on-Internal-Markets-Bill Mon, 02 Nov 2020 18:05:25 +0000 Church Moderator to spend time with CrossReach this week https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Church-Moderator-to-spend-time-with-CrossReach-this-week https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Church-Moderator-to-spend-time-with-CrossReach-this-week Sun, 01 Nov 2020 07:31:03 +0000 Ecumenical service to mark All Saints Day https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/VIDEO-Ecumenical-service-to-mark-All-Saints-Day https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/VIDEO-Ecumenical-service-to-mark-All-Saints-Day Sat, 31 Oct 2020 05:01:02 +0000 Boy who saved his mum's life wins Pride of Britain Award https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Boy-who-saved-his-mums-life-wins-Pride-of-Britain-Award https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Boy-who-saved-his-mums-life-wins-Pride-of-Britain-Award Fri, 30 Oct 2020 10:06:50 +0000 Stirling church raises thousands with stunning calendar https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/stirling-church-raises-thousands-with-stunning-calendar https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/stirling-church-raises-thousands-with-stunning-calendar Thu, 29 Oct 2020 16:32:42 +0000 Join us in prayer this Sunday https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Join-us-in-prayer-this-Sunday https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Join-us-in-prayer-this-Sunday Thu, 29 Oct 2020 07:01:02 +0000 Praise the Lord - congregations welcome new ministers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/praise-the-lord-congregations-welcome-new-ministers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/praise-the-lord-congregations-welcome-new-ministers Wed, 28 Oct 2020 09:48:44 +0000 Church of Scotland Youth worker shares key ingredients for intergenerational church https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Church-of-Scotland-Youth-worker-shares-key-ingredients-for-intergenerational-church https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Church-of-Scotland-Youth-worker-shares-key-ingredients-for-intergenerational-church Tue, 27 Oct 2020 09:24:02 +0000 Former Deputy First Minister named Moderator Designate for 2021-22 https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Former-Deputy-First-Minister-named-Moderator-Designate-for-2021-22 https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Former-Deputy-First-Minister-named-Moderator-Designate-for-2021-22 Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:47:48 +0000 Meet the Church of Scotland’s newest ordained local ministers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Meet-the-Church-of-Scotlands-newest-ordained-local-ministers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Meet-the-Church-of-Scotlands-newest-ordained-local-ministers Mon, 26 Oct 2020 10:58:24 +0000 Church of Scotland welcomes Nuclear Ban Treaty https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Church-of-Scotland-welcomes-Nuclear-Ban-Treaty https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Church-of-Scotland-welcomes-Nuclear-Ban-Treaty Fri, 23 Oct 2020 10:50:30 +0100 Opinion - Christmas might look different this year but its meaning remains the same https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Opinion-Christmas-might-look-different-this-year-but-its-meaning-remains-the-same https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Opinion-Christmas-might-look-different-this-year-but-its-meaning-remains-the-same Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:14:38 +0100 Scottish Christians issue weekly call to prayer https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-Christians-issue-weekly-call-to-prayer https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-Christians-issue-weekly-call-to-prayer Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:18:14 +0100 Church art sale will support Christian Aid https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/St-Andrews-and-St-Georges-West-art-sale-runs-22-24-October https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/St-Andrews-and-St-Georges-West-art-sale-runs-22-24-October Tue, 20 Oct 2020 06:31:01 +0100 Kirk pledges £40,000 in wake of deadly explosion in Beirut https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Kirk-pledges-40000-in-wake-of-deadly-explosion-in-Beirut https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Kirk-pledges-40000-in-wake-of-deadly-explosion-in-Beirut Fri, 16 Oct 2020 05:31:02 +0100 Churches host event on housing and a low-carbon economy https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Churches-host-event-on-housing-and-a-low-carbon-economy https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Churches-host-event-on-housing-and-a-low-carbon-economy Thu, 15 Oct 2020 14:22:18 +0100 Join Scottish churches in prayer this Sunday evening https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Join-Scottish-churches-in-prayer-this-Sunday-evening https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Join-Scottish-churches-in-prayer-this-Sunday-evening Thu, 15 Oct 2020 09:49:52 +0100 Aberdeenshire church works to deliver afternoon teas and combat isolation https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Aberdeenshire-church-works-to-deliver-afternoon-teas-and-combat-isolation https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Aberdeenshire-church-works-to-deliver-afternoon-teas-and-combat-isolation Tue, 13 Oct 2020 06:01:02 +0100 Joy as congregations prepare to welcome new ministers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Joy-as-congregations-prepare-to-welcome-new-ministers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Joy-as-congregations-prepare-to-welcome-new-ministers Sun, 11 Oct 2020 08:01:05 +0100 Moderator joins with faith leaders in urging change during Challenge Poverty Week https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Moderator-joins-with-faith-leaders-in-urging-change-during-Challenge-Poverty-Week https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Moderator-joins-with-faith-leaders-in-urging-change-during-Challenge-Poverty-Week Thu, 08 Oct 2020 19:25:09 +0100 Presbytery of Lewis expresses concern over new educational content https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Presbytery-of-Lewis-expresses-concern-over-new-Relationship-Sexual-Health-and-Parenthood-content https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Presbytery-of-Lewis-expresses-concern-over-new-Relationship-Sexual-Health-and-Parenthood-content Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:56:52 +0100 Join us in prayer this Sunday at 7pm https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Join-us-in-prayer-this-Sunday-at-7pm https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Join-us-in-prayer-this-Sunday-at-7pm Thu, 08 Oct 2020 07:31:02 +0100 “God helped me get clean and sober” says homeless charity founder https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/God-helped-me-get-clean-and-sober-says-homeless-charity-founder https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/God-helped-me-get-clean-and-sober-says-homeless-charity-founder Wed, 07 Oct 2020 18:04:08 +0100 Church of Scotland welcomes report on climate change https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Church-of-Scotland-welcomes-report-on-climate-change https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Church-of-Scotland-welcomes-report-on-climate-change Wed, 07 Oct 2020 12:01:02 +0100 Princess Royal says "inspirational" Jane Haining must never be forgotten https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Princess-Royal-says-inspirational-Jane-Haining-must-never-be-forgotten https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Princess-Royal-says-inspirational-Jane-Haining-must-never-be-forgotten Wed, 07 Oct 2020 07:31:03 +0100 Praise the Lord - new ministers called to serve churches https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/New-ministers-called-to-serve-churches https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/New-ministers-called-to-serve-churches Sun, 04 Oct 2020 08:01:02 +0100 Church of Scotland marks Challenge Poverty Week 2020 https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Church-of-Scotland-marks-Challenge-Poverty-Week-2020 https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Church-of-Scotland-marks-Challenge-Poverty-Week-2020 Sat, 03 Oct 2020 19:21:27 +0100 Black lives matter and racism is a sin, General Assembly reaffirms https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Blaclk-lives-matter-and-racism-is-a-sin-General-Assembly-reaffirms https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Blaclk-lives-matter-and-racism-is-a-sin-General-Assembly-reaffirms Sat, 03 Oct 2020 16:10:58 +0100 More financial support for trainee ministers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/More-financial-support-for-trainee-ministers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/More-financial-support-for-trainee-ministers Sat, 03 Oct 2020 15:49:16 +0100 General Assembly approves “lean and fit for growth” plan https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/General-Assembly-approves-lean-and-fit-for-growth-plan-for-Kirk https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/General-Assembly-approves-lean-and-fit-for-growth-plan-for-Kirk Sat, 03 Oct 2020 10:08:52 +0100 Chief officer calls for inspirational leadership at every level https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Chief-officer-calls-for-inspirational-leadership-at-every-level https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Chief-officer-calls-for-inspirational-leadership-at-every-level Fri, 02 Oct 2020 19:29:45 +0100 Queen praises ‘admirable’ service of congregations during pandemic https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Queen-praises-admirable-service-of-congregations-during-pandemic https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Queen-praises-admirable-service-of-congregations-during-pandemic Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:00:04 +0100 Scottish Christians join in prayer in response to pandemic https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-Christians-join-in-prayer-in-response-to-pandemic https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-Christians-join-in-prayer-in-response-to-pandemic Thu, 01 Oct 2020 06:01:02 +0100 Ayrshire minister reflects on Black History Month https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Kirk-minister-reflects-on-Black-History-Month https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Kirk-minister-reflects-on-Black-History-Month Wed, 30 Sep 2020 11:09:47 +0100 New ecumenical partnership aims to reach out to the community https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/New-Ecumenical-partnership-aims-to-reach-out-to-the-community https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/New-Ecumenical-partnership-aims-to-reach-out-to-the-community Mon, 28 Sep 2020 06:01:03 +0100 GA2020 to discuss finances, buildings and mission https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/GA2020-to-discuss-finances-buildings-and-mission https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/GA2020-to-discuss-finances-buildings-and-mission Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:01:03 +0100 Join in prayer this Sunday with Scottish Christians https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Join-in-prayer-this-Sunday-with-Scottish-Christians https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Join-in-prayer-this-Sunday-with-Scottish-Christians Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:01:04 +0100 Praise the Lord - congregations welcome new ministers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Praise-the-Lord-congregations-welcome-new-ministers https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Praise-the-Lord-congregations-welcome-new-ministers Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:28:40 +0100 Survey finds around half of Scots feel more neighbourly after lockdown https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Survey-finds-around-half-of-Scots-feel-more-neighbourly-after-lockdown https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Survey-finds-around-half-of-Scots-feel-more-neighbourly-after-lockdown Mon, 21 Sep 2020 05:31:02 +0100 Fresh call for lasting peace in South Sudan https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Fresh-call-for-lasting-peace-in-South-Sudan https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Fresh-call-for-lasting-peace-in-South-Sudan