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Help choose the Moderator of the General Assembly 2022-23

21 January 2021

Church members are encouraged to help select the next Moderator of the General Assembly. The committee charged with the task of choosing the Kirk’s ambassador at home and abroad for 2022-23 needs 15 members. The ...

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Scottish Government sends message to churches

19 January 2021

The Scottish Government's Communities Secretary, Aileen Campbell MSP has sent a message of reassurance to faith groups, saying that places of worship will be among the first to reopen when Covid restrictions are eased. In ...

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Churches awarded grants from green recovery fund

19 January 2021

Church of Scotland congregations and associated groups have been awarded around £180,000 in funding from the Scottish Government to support environmentally friendly projects. The Community Climate Asset Fund, which was set up last year to. ...

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Faith leaders urge people to get COVID-19 vaccine

14 January 2021

The Church of Scotland is encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Rev Dr George Whyte, Principal Clerk of the General Assembly, said it is imperative that people keep themselves and others safe. He has ...

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Scottish Christians join together in prayer this Sunday

14 January 2021

This Sunday (17 January), as restrictions tighten across Scotland, Christians around the country – and further afield – will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks ...

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to begin

13 January 2021

Beginning on Monday 18 January, churches around the world will mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity over eight days. This year's worship materials have been created by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in ...

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Moderator seeks clemency for US prisoner

11 January 2021

The Moderator has sent a letter to President Donald Trump and US officials seeking clemency for prisoner Lisa Marie Montgomery, whose execution is scheduled for 12 January. It is customary for American presidents leaving office ...

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General Assembly 2021 will be held online in May

8 January 2021

The Church of Scotland General Assembly for 2021 will be held online for a second year. The annual event will begin on 22 May with commissioners and other attendees joining together remotely from across Scotland ...

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Join us in prayer this Sunday at 7pm

7 January 2021

This Sunday (10 January), as restrictions continue across Scotland, Christians across the country will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown and the phased ...

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Our top 13 Church of Scotland news articles from 2020

31 December 2020

It's been a year like no other, but despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, churches across Scotland and beyond have risen to the challenge of providing vital practical and spiritual support to the people in their ...