An Isle of Lewis charity its ambitious plans to support children and families throughout the Western Isles when Deputy First Minister John Swinney visited this week. Mr Swinney and Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan spent ...
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The Moderator of the General Assembly, Lord Jim Wallace, has joined 11 other Scottish faith leaders encouraging Christians to take part in Thy Kingdom Come, the global prayer initiative which takes place from Ascension Day ...
An East Lothian minster who has a dual Christian and Jewish identity has spoken of her passion for her calling. Rev Hayley Cohen said she loves her role at Northesk Parish Church in Musselburgh because
Christian Aid Week gets under way on Sunday 15 May, running until Saturday 21 May, with this year's annual fundraising appeal filled with inspiring worship services, events, challenges and reflections from a whole host of
Tributes have been paid to the Principal Clerk of the General Assembly who is retiring next month. Rev Dr George Whyte said it has been a "privilege" to serve in so many different Church of
An eminent Scottish theologian and Church of Scotland minister has been appointed to the role of Queen's Chaplain. Rev Professor John Swinton who is the current Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University
Two Church of Scotland ministers have been appointed as chaplains to Her Majesty the Queen. Rev Dr Grant Barclay and Rev Dr Marjory MacLean will formally join her Majesty's Household as Chaplains-in-Ordinary. They said it
The Moderator of the General Assembly is embarking on a 10-day visit to learn more about the life and work of the Church of Scotland in Angus. Lord Wallace said he is looking forward to
Despite the challenges of the last two years, the Church of Scotland is steadily moving forward with a programme of radical reforms begun in 2019 aimed at ensuring it is "lean and fit for mission
Against the challenging financial backdrop facing the whole Church, which was heightened during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Assembly Trustees will be recommending that this month's General Assembly establish a new fund to support Church...
The Church is set to reaffirm its steadfast commitment to supporting the poorest people in society at the "heart of all that it does". This is one of the key messages in the Faith Nurture
A Church of Scotland minister has been appointed to provide spiritual leadership at a retreat in rural Perthshire described as a "piece of heaven". Rev Pauline Steenbergen said she was looking forward to taking up
A minister known as DJ Jolly Jilly has been recognised for "brightening" up the spirits of prisoners and staff at Scotland's largest jail during lockdown. Rev Jill Clancy took over HMP Barlinnie's radio station, Barbed
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be invited to welcome an historic Declaration of Friendship with the Catholic Church in Scotland that offers 'a decisive and irrevocable statement of our friendship with
The Faith Impact Forum will ask the 2022 General Assembly to approve Church actions on a wide range of global and societal issues, from exploring the use of digital technologies for congregations, gender identity, highlighting
The majority of Church of Scotland presbyteries are in favour of allowing ministers of Word and Sacrament and deacons to marry same-sex couples if they wish. A report to the 2022 General Assembly shows that
Two chairs that were part of a COP26 art exhibition in Glasgow have been shipped to the Holy Land to help bring people together in the name of peace. They have been taken to Tiberias
The Moderator of the General Assembly is embarking on a visit to learn more about the life and work of the Church of Scotland in the far north. Lord Wallace said he is looking forward
The Moderator of the General Assembly has become the first visitor to address the Scottish Parliament in person since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than two years ago. Lord Wallace gave Time for Reflection in
An Easter reflection from Lord Wallace, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. I recall, as a student, attending morning worship on the first Sunday in Advent. There was an expectation of