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 onFacebook,Twitter andInstagram.

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

Current issue: August 2021

The August 2021 cover of Life and Work magazine
Scotland's Hidden Treasures  
Exploring some of Scotland’s lesser-known pilgrimage and religious sites  
‘My Life Has No Set Plan’
Raymond Young, former Chair of the General Trustees, discusses faith, affordable housing and the Church’s buildings
A Compelling Read
Steve Aisthorpe finds encouragement and challenges for the Church of Scotland in the final report of the Listening Project  
New Fasti  
The Very Rev Dr Finlay Macdonald reports on the work behind the latest volume of Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, the record of ministers in the Church  
Abbie Hair explains why she is joining the Church of Scotland
In his first column as Moderator of the General Assembly, Lord Wallace urges the Church to embrace change

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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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