The founder of an Edinburgh charity that supports homeless people living with addictions has said he is a huge advocate of "peer led recovery". Richie Roncero of Steps to Hope said he would not have ...
The Church of Scotland has welcomed a report from the Committee on Climate Change which shows that since 2008 the economy has improved whilst becoming less reliant on carbon emissions. Very Rev Dr Susan Brown, ...
A Scot who gave her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls during the Holocaust must never be forgotten, the Princess Royal has said. She described Jane Haining, who was murdered in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp,
Congregations at the opposite ends of Scotland are preparing to welcome new ministers. Elsie Macrae will be ordained and inducted into the linked parishes of Moffat St Andrew's Kirkpatrick Juxta and Wamphray in Dumfries and
The Church of Scotland will mark this year's Challenge Poverty Week (5-11 October) with a series of short videos looking at the work of Priority Area congregations in their local communities. In partnership with Poverty
The General Assembly has reaffirmed that black lives matter and racism is a sin. Commissioners also backed calls for a report to a future meeting on racial justice and the legacy of slavery and the
Candidates for full-time ministry training are being offered more financial support to help improve their wellbeing and welfare. The Faith Nurture Forum said funding had been increased to £15,000 a year from September 1 to
The General Assembly has approved a range of measures to ensure that the Church of Scotland operates more effectively and efficiently. They were brought forward by the Assembly Trustees who have a vision of a
In a historic move the Church of Scotland's first Chief Officer, Dave Kendall, has addressed the General Assembly outlining the current state of the Kirk and calling for inspirational leadership at every level. The Chief
During this year's General Assembly, Her Majesty The Queen has written to the Church of Scotland expressing her support and encouragement for the service of congregations within their communities during this 'difficult' and 'pivotal point
This Sunday (4 October), following this weekend's General Assembly proceedings, Christians across Scotland will join together in prayer once more at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown and
Today marks the start of Black History Month, the annual celebration of the history, achievements and contributions of Black Britons and their ancestors that runs from 1-30 October. Here, Rev Mandy Ralph, the minister at
A new ecumenical partnership created by a small group of clergy in the north east hopes to reconnect with those who may not attend traditional church services. Under the name Ecclesia, three Church of Scotland
People must not underestimate the challenges facing the Church of Scotland, the Assembly Trustees have warned. They said failing to take action to reform is a "recipe for slow decline" and realistic presbytery planning would
This Sunday (27 September), Christians across Scotland will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown and the phased easing of restrictions, 14 Christian churches