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Rev Carl Irvine and Rev Dawn Laing

Swapping classrooms for cassocks: new parish ministers inducted

8 February 2020

Two former primary school teachers have swapped classrooms for cassocks to become the Church of Scotland's newest parish ministers. Rev Dawn Laing was ordained and inducted into Alloa Ludgate Church in Clackmannanshire last week. Rev ...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair in front of a stained glass window

Kirk Moderator embarks on annual Aberdeen visit

7 February 2020

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, will set off on a three-day visit to Aberdeen Presbytery this Friday (7 February). The annual visit to the Granite ...

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Congregations at vanguard of climate change advocacy

5 February 2020

Church congregations have an important role in convincing people of the dangers posed by climate change, a leading campaigner said today. Rev Henrik Grape of the World Council of Churches said the issue was the ...

Rev Donald Lawrie

Fife congregation create Dove of Peace for Sri Lanka

1 February 2020

A Dove of Peace created by a Fife church has been presented to a Kirk congregation in Sri Lanka. Members of Auchterderran Kinglassie Parish Church fashioned it out of white ribbons that were hung outside ...

Rev Richard Frazer cutting a cake

Iconic church launches 400th anniversary celebrations

30 January 2020

An iconic Edinburgh church known around the world for Greyfriars Bobby, the loyal terrier who guarded his master's grave for 14 years, will mark its 400th anniversary this year with a series of special events. ...

Jane Haining

Growing wave of momentum for statue of Jane Haining

29 January 2020

Momentum is growing for a statue to be erected in honour of Scotland's heroine of the Holocaust. MSPs and MPs have said it would be an appropriate way to recognise the bravery and sacrifice of ...

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CrossReach condemns attitudes to children in care

29 January 2020

Paul Gilroy, Head of Service (Children and Families) for the Church of Scotland's care arm, CrossReach, has written a blog post criticising the attitudes of some communities and local authorities to children in care, describing ...

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Tartan Pimpernel war hero minister goes home to Paris

24 January 2020

A war hero Church of Scotland minister is set to loudly condemn the Nazis from the pulpit once again. Rev Dr Donald Caskie's protestations against the rise of fascism 80 years ago will reverberate around ...

Louise Purden

Delight as three friends ordained into ministry on same day

23 January 2020

Three friends who carved out successful careers in caring professions are today being ordained as Church of Scotland ministers. Dr Sonia Blakesley, a former GP, is being inducted into St Mark's Oldhall Parish Church in ...

Rev Brian Casey

Glasgow minister recognised for social justice work

22 January 2020

A Church of Scotland minister in Glasgow has been honoured for his commitment to social justice and improving people's lives. Rev Brian Casey of Springburn Parish Church has been recognised by the John White Little ...

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Kirk announces membership of new Forums

21 January 2020

The Church of Scotland has formally appointed conveners, vice conveners, interim heads and members of the two new Forums: Faith Nurture and Faith Impact. The formation of the two new Forums was approved by the ...