Life and Work

Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland. In a history spanning over 140 years, it has established itself as the voice of the Church of Scotland.

Though firmly rooted in the affairs of the Kirk, it also aims to cover a broad range of subjects of interest to church-goers across the spectrum, from international affairs and British political and social issues to science, ethics, and the arts.

Each monthly issue includes a forum for views on current social and moral issues; a monthly meditation and regular articles on the spiritual side of life; reviews of the latest books, videos, and Christian resources; and regular features on the Church worldwide.

Our subscription service offers you the convenience of having Life and Work magazine delivered direct to your door or any digital device; you can also arrange a gift subscription. Free Gaelic supplements are also available.

Visit the Life and Work website for regular news and exclusive features, including weekly Coronavirus Diaries from Church of Scotland partners around the world. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

During this challenging period, Life and Work is committed to helping keep our Christian community connected. The magazine continues to be published and distributed to our loyal readers. If you need to contact our team, please email editorial enquiries to or all other enquiries to

Current issue: October 2021

October 2021 Cover of Life and Work Magazine
Light Night
The churches offering an alternative to Halloween
God is With Us
Interview with the Rev Lorenzo Lebrija, leader of TryTank
Chocolate, Sustainability and Homes for Children
Continuing from last month, Jackie Macadam looks at the three remaining partner projects of the Church of Scotland Guild
Guild Gathering
Lynne McNeil reports from the first in-person gathering since 2019
An ‘Amazing and Supportive Community’
In this month’s youth column, Scott Derrick explains why he came back to Church
‘With Love and Dignity to Anyone in Need’
How the Church of Scotland in Bermuda has distributed nearly 100,000 meals to those hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic
The Hungry Christ
The Very Rev Dr Derek Browning considers Luke 24:41 and explains why hospitality addresses real needs of hunger and thirst

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One of the magazine's most important elements is reader feedback. Our letters pages are among the liveliest in the magazine business, and are very revealing about general attitudes both within and beyond the Church. We actively encourage letters, but do ask that they are kept succinct (and not without humour), so we can publish as many as possible.

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