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'Tartan Pimpernel' war hero minister honoured in Paris

11 June 2021

A Church of Scotland minister nicknamed the Tartan Pimpernel who helped orchestrate the safe return of around 2,000 men from occupied France during the Second World War has been honoured in Paris. Rev Dr Donald ...

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Join the Kirk in prayer this Sunday

10 June 2021

This Sunday (13 June), Christians across the country – and further afield – will join together in prayer and reflection at 7pm in response to the pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown, 15 Christian ...

Hope Glimmers

'Hope Glimmers' art installation opens at Edinburgh church

10 June 2021

A new art installation which embraces the themes of "hope and renewal" as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions continue to ease has opened at an Edinburgh church. "Hope Glimmers" is comprised of 126, eight-foot high bamboo canes,

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Churches encouraged to take part in Sanctuary Sunday

9 June 2021

The Church of Scotland is encouraging congregations to mark Sanctuary Sunday on 20 June as an expression of God's compassionate concern for those seeking refuge around the world. Taking place at the end of Refugee

New members of Port Glasgow Parish Church

Inverclyde church welcomes 12 new members

4 June 2021

A church in Inverclyde has welcomed 12 new members during a Sunday service, all of whom had recently completed communicant classes online. Rev William Boyle said he was "absolutely delighted" that they had joined Port

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Kirk issues call to prayer this Sunday

3 June 2021

This Sunday (6 June), Christians across the country - and further afield - will join together in prayer and reflection at 7pm in response to the pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown, 14 Christian

Faith Nurture

General Assembly approves revised ministry numbers

26 May 2021

The General Assembly has approved a "common sense" plan to reduce the number of full-time equivalent ministry posts to 600. Commissioners agreed a target for the Church to have no more than 60 charges vacant

Rev Dr Grant Barclay, convener of the Legal Questions Committee, delivers the report.

Kirk a step closer to blessing same-sex marriages

24 May 2021

The Church of Scotland is a step closer to allowing ministers of Word and Sacrament and deacons to marry same-sex couples if they wish. Commissioners at the General Assembly this afternoon approved draft legislation, with