News and events

General Assembly image

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 ...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair

Moderator urges people to "stand together"

20 January, 2020

People need to "stand together" more than ever to tackle increasing division in society, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has said. In an historic address within the House of ...

Churches Together in Malta have written worship material

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins

17 January, 2020

Beginning on Saturday 18 January, churches around the world will mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity over a period of eight days. The annual event, which first began in 1908, is designed to ...

Moodiesburn Parish Church

Praise the Lord - new expression of church officially launched

10 January, 2020

A worshipping community in North Lanarkshire is being formally established as the Church of Scotland's newest congregation this weekend. It will become officially known as Moodiesburn Parish Church in an historic move described as a ...

A group of ladies in colourful outfits outside the St Rollox Church in Glasgow

Our top 10 stories from 2019

31 December, 2019

This year has been a memorable one in the life of the Church of Scotland, with three reports accepted at this year's General Assembly that will radically reshape the Kirk at every level over the ...

At the Kelpies on the first run in January with Rev Andrew Sarle of Bainsford Church of Scotland in Falkirk

Charity worker reflects on 1725 mile ultra pilgrimage

28 December, 2019

Throughout 2019 Mark Calder ran a total of 1,725 miles spread across 14 ultramarathons, all of which retraced the ancient pilgrimage routes of Scotland and Northern England. Along the way he has raised thousands of ...

Burnside Blairbeth Community Outreach Project

Final Go For It projects announced

27 December, 2019

The Kirk's Go For It Fund has announced 16 projects which will receive a combined total of £392,000 in the final round of grants. Next year, a new growth fund will be established to expand ...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair standing in St Cuthbert's Parish Church in Edinburgh

A Christmas message from the Moderator

25 December, 2019

Christmas Day is upon us at last. However you are celebrating today, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, shares a message wishing everyone across the Kirk ...

Dana McQuater standing in front of a stained glass window

Advent Day 24: A Christmas Eve prayer by Dana McQuater

24 December, 2019

To mark the final day of Advent, Dana McQuater, the Moderator of the Kirk's National Youth Assembly, has written this moving prayer. As you prepare for Christmas Day and make your way to your local ...