The Church of Scotland is a step closer to allowing ministers of Word and Sacrament and deacons to marry same-sex couples if they wish. Commissioners at the General Assembly this afternoon approved draft legislation, with ...
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During a week-long visit to Scotland, in his role as Lord High Commissioner to the Church of Scotland's General Assembly, Prince William spent Sunday (23 May) visiting a CrossReach care home, Queen's Bay Lodge, and ...
The convener of the Assembly Trustees has said there is a sense of realism within the Church of Scotland but also hope for the future. Very Rev Dr John Chalmers spoke out after commissioners approved
Prince William has said that Scotland will "forever run deep" in his heart and praised the Church for its response to the pandemic. His Royal Highness told the General Assembly that the country is incredibly
Her Majesty The Queen has written to the Church of Scotland sharing concerns for the planet in our role as stewards of Creation, ahead of next week's General Assembly business. Her Majesty The Queen is
A former Deputy First Minister has officially taken up the role of Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Rt Hon Lord Wallace of Tankerness QC (Jim Wallace) said he is "humbled
Ministers, elders, deacons and special guests are gathering for the second "blended" General Assembly of the Church of Scotland which opens tomorrow. They will make key decisions that will affect the future of the Kirk
This Sunday (23 May), as Pentecost takes place, Christians across the country - and further afield - will join together in prayer and reflection at 7pm in response to the pandemic. As with previous weeks
Church Moderator encourages congregations to get involved with Queen's Jubilee tree planting project
Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, is joining with other faith leaders in the UK to encourage people to take part in a tree planting project
A Church of Scotland youth worker in Glasgow has spoken of "the absolute privilege" of working with young people, including helping to reduce violence and provide better opportunities for those growing up locally. Neil Young,
This Sunday (16 May), Christians across the country - and further afield - will join together in prayer and reflection at 7pm in response to the pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown, 15 Christian
A former IT professional is being ordained as the Church of Scotland's newest minister this evening. Ben Thorp will be inducted into Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church in Glasgow during a small in-person service at 7pm
An Edinburgh church with a poignant connection to one of the most well-known battles of World War II will hold a special service of remembrance this weekend. In 1952 the minister of Blackhall St Columba's
The Church of Scotland has urged Israelis and Palestinians to step back from the brink and show restraint. Deeply concerned about the growing violence in Jerusalem, Gaza and across Israel/Palestine, it is calling on the
As part of the Scottish Church Leaders' Forum, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair has welcomed the launch of the global Thy Kingdom Come prayer movement, which takes place each year from Ascension to Pentecost. From
Protecting human life and dignity must be at the heart of future UK asylum and refugee policies, the Church of Scotland has said. Welcoming the stranger and loving your neighbour as yourself is at the
Churches and advocates are getting ready to raise funds for Christian Aid Week 2021, which will run from Monday 10 May to Sunday 16 May. This year's fundraising is more creative and energetic than ever:
After years of passionate debate, the General Assembly will hear this year that the Investors Trust of the Church of Scotland has disposed of all its oil and gas shares, completing a switch over two
This Sunday (9 May), Christians across the country - and further afield - will join together in prayer and reflection at 7pm in response to the pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown, 15 Christian
This year's General Assembly will bring forward prepared legislation which could ultimately allow Ministers of Word and Sacrament and Deacons to conduct same sex marriages. Under this new proposed Act, brought forward by the Kirk's...