In the Church of Scotland deacons fulfil five key roles: apostle, prophet, servant, collaborator, and bridge. All of these play an important part in the work of the Church, but for Paul Cathcart, it is ...
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The Moderator of the General Assembly has formally opened a new multi-use community square in a Perthshire village. Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields said it was a privilege to bless St Kessog's Square in Comrie ...
A Church of Scotland kirk has enlisted the help of local youngsters to brighten up the local area. Barrhead St Andrew's Parish Church worked with local youth groups, guided by art professionals Spectrum Arts, to
An East Renfrewshire church is hosting a unique welcome hub to support people fleeing the Russian-Ukrainian war and their new host families. Around 50 people attend Park Parish Church in Giffnock every Saturday to make
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2023-24 Moderator of the General Assembly has been extended until Friday 19 August. Any member of the Church of Scotland can recommend a minister, elder or deacon for
It was June 1978 and I was on holiday in Ness, in the North of the Island of Lewis - a place we always referred to as our second home. I knew that my life
A church organist who is still playing after 75 years got the surprise of her life when she was honoured for her dedicated service by Prince Charles. Mary Edmondson, 89, was left "gobsmacked" when he
The Church of Scotland is calling on the UK Government to take urgent action to bridge the cost of living gap which is plunging people further into poverty. It has joined 56 faith groups, charities
An Inverness church has welcomed hundreds of visitors through its doors for a celebration of marriage. Crown Parish Church's Wedding Reflections Exhibition included more than 40 wedding outfits from across the decades, along with wedding...
New worship materials to help Christians think about their relationship with the natural world are being launched this week ahead of this year's Season of Creation. Running from September 1, the World Day of Prayer
More children will be helped through the grieving process thanks to a £75,000 donation to a charity co-founded by a Church of Scotland minister. Richmond's Hope, which helps children aged between four and 18 deal
An Aberdeen congregation has partnered with a city community centre to provide additional support to local people as living costs continue to rise. Mannofield Parish Church in the south of the city is to fund,
As a young Christian, Gillian Rooney thought that one day she might like to be involved in overseas mission work. Instead she has found her own path to Christian service at home in Scotland. Speaking
Church of Scotland partner organisation Christian Aid has launched an emergency appeal to help people in East Africa survive a growing hunger crisis. After the worst drought in 40 years, vulnerable people are now facing
Parishioners in Port Glasgow took advantage of the good weather to meet up for the New Parish Church's first ever 'Picnic in the Park'. The New Parish Church was formed in 2019 when two Church
On a day likely to be one of the hottest ever on record, Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, encourages everyone to reflect on climate change
An open-air service which dates back centuries to one of the darkest times in Scotland's religious history returns to its atmospheric setting in the picturesque Yarrow Valley this weekend. The annual Blanket Preaching Service at
The Church of Scotland is supporting a call for the UK Government to fulfil its promise to combat climate change, made at last year's COP26 climate conference. Representatives from across Scotland's faith and belief communities
On the 27th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, reflects on the systematic massacre of 8,372 men and boys in Bosnia-Herzegovina
The Committee to nominate the Moderator is now ready to receive recommendations for the person who will be nominated as Moderator of the General Assembly in May 2023. The person elected will serve until the