A political activist who campaigned for democracy from behind the Iron Curtain as a teenager has been inducted as an associate chaplain at Edinburgh University. Rev Dr Urzula Glienecke, who first began studying to be ...
A minister has spoken movingly of how his path into ministry began after hitting rock-bottom as a teenager before realising he had a calling to support others through his faith. Note: this article contains references ...
This year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, based on the theme of 'We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him' (Matthew 2:2), takes place from Tuesday 18 January until
Tributes have been paid to a much-loved Church of Scotland minister who has died after a long illness. Rev George Cowie, clerk to the Presbytery of Glasgow and a Chaplain-in-Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen,
On the first day of 2022, 15 Scottish Christian churches and organisations across the country, including the Church of Scotland, have co-signed a letter calling for prayer in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.Scottish Christians ...
As the second year impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic comes to a close, we look back on some of our most popular stories that have filled us with hope and joy during these difficult times.
Lord Wallace, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, extends Christmas greetings to one and all. Throughout the season of Advent, we brought you stories that highlight how church members around the
As Christmas Eve descends upon us, and we ready ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Heart and Soul Swing Band return for this year's Advent calendar with their tune, 'Love Came Down at
For the 26th day of Advent, Rev Mike Robertson, minister for The Barn Church in Culloden, has written a prayer on our theme for this year — Light in the Darkness. Jesus, light in the
Rev Andrea Boyes, minister of Durness and Kinlochbervie Parish in the far north of Scotland, is the proud owner of a flock of sheep and is a shepherd in more ways than one. She reflects
The Convener of the Church's Committee on Chaplains to Her Majesty's Forces, Rev Dr Marjory MacLean, has wished all our Navy, Army and RAF chaplains, and their families, a happy, safe and peaceful Christmas. Marjory,
For the 24th day of Advent we present the Little Acorns singing the Gaelic version of Silent Night, 'Ciuine an Oidhche'. Little Acorns is a weekly online bilingual singing and music class that brings together
The Church of Scotland has announced the selection of Rev Fiona Smith as the next Principal Clerk to the General Assembly. The appointment will have to be confirmed by the General Assembly in May. The
The Aberdeen West Parish Grouping have this year filmed a Nativity to be played across their churches, based on 'The Impossible Promise: A Christmas Story' by Bob Hartman and published by The Bible Society. The
For the 22nd day of Advent, Rev Aftab Gohar of Abbotsgrange Church in Grangemouth discusses how Christians are needed to reflect Christ's light on those struggling in the darkness this festive season. "You are the
For the 21st day of Advent a trainee minister shares her reflection on Christmas being a time to let in the light and banish shade. Julie Campbell, who is currently doing a placement at Govan
Children's bereavement charity Richmond's Hope is asking Church of Scotland members to send in supportive messages for the young people they are working with. The service, which was founded in 2003 at Richmond Craigmillar Parish
For the 19th day of Advent, Rev Dorothy Wallace, minister for the Parish of West Loch Fyneside, has written a prayer on our theme for this year — Light in the Darkness. Lord,We wait in
An Ordained Local Minister has described her roles within the Church of Scotland as "the most fulfilling and creative times in my life". Rev Anne Stott was speaking as part of the Talking Ministry series
Rev Andy Haddow, minister of Eyemouth Parish Church in Berwickshire, encourages people to give some of their time to help others. Light in the Darkness is the theme of the Church of Scotland's 2021 Advent