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.
Current issue: March 2024
‘Our Ultimate Freedom’
Easter reflection from the Moderator
The gifts – and challenges – of motherhood
Lifesavers at Sea
The 200th anniversary of the RNLI
Milestone anniversaries for two of Scotland’s historic cathedrals
The Presbytery of Glasgow
View from the Pulpit
The Very Rev Dr Russell Barr describes the shoots of hope found at parish churches in Fife.
‘My Life Has Been Changed’
An overseas student describes how he embraced faith while studying in Glasgow.
The Very Rev Dr Martin Fair on ministry recruitment
The Rev Roddy Hamilton on worship
Reflection by the Rev Dr Richard Frazer
The Rev Ruth Kennedy on digital church
Bible Study by the Very Rev Dr Colin Sinclair
My Church: Kirsty Thomson of Edinburgh: Holy Trinity Church.
Plus: official updates from the Assembly Trustees and Faith Action Programme, readers’ pictures, news, letters, reviews and puzzles – all for £3.50. Visit www.lifeandwork.org/subscribe or speak to your church’s Life and Work co-ordinator.
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