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.

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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: June 2021

Life and Work June 2021 cover
Women and Livingstone
The reopening of the David Livingstone Centre in Lanarkshire offers the chance of a fresh appraisal of the explorer’s life, and particularly the role of his wife, Mary
Building a Different World
Interview with Carolyn Merry, new director of the mediation charity Place for Hope
Tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh
Church of Scotland figures pay tribute to Prince Phillip
Assembly 2021
More reports to this year’s General Assembly
An Unforgettable Experience
John R Hume remembers a personal experience in a village churchyard
Looking For Deep Spiritual Truth
The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers reflects on the spiritual themes in an Oscar-winning movie
A Pleasure to Serve
In this month’s youth column, Catriona Munro introduces her new role within the Church of Scotland Faith Impact Forum

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