News and events

Rev Marjory McPherson

Tartan Day star turn for Edinburgh Presbytery clerk

9 April 2021

Scottish Americans will be given an insight into the significance of the colours of the Kirk's official tartan. Rev Marjory McPherson will explain the symbolism in an online address to the Saint Andrew's Society of

Photo competition winners

Kirk announces winners of Moderator's photo competition

7 April 2021

After being inundated with more than 500 creative entries for the Moderator's photo competition, ‘Hidden In Plain Sight', Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair is now pleased to announce the winners. The competition, which ran for


New report illustrates vast scale of online worship

6 April 2021

Church leaders across Scotland have made "remarkable adaptations" during the COVID-19 pandemic to effectively preach the Word of God and serve their communities in new ways. A new study found that 96% of 369 congregational

Easter Sunday empty tomb

Kirk joins in prayer this Easter Sunday

1 April 2021

On Easter Sunday (4 April), the day of Christ's Resurrection, Christians across the country – and further afield – will join together in prayer and reflection at 7pm in response to the pandemic. As with

A Cross and a palm leaf

Kirk joins in prayer this Palm Sunday

25 March 2021

On Palm Sunday (28 March), as Holy Week begins, Christians across the country – and further afield – will once again join together in prayer and reflection at 7pm in response to the pandemic. As

Rev Mike Robertson Barn Church Culloden

Culloden church "blown away" by funding success

24 March 2021

The Barn Church in Culloden, near Inverness, has successfully secured funding of £9,239 from the Scottish Government's Adapt and Thrive Fund to develop their audio-visual capabilities and facilitate live-streaming - £2,239 more than their...

Guild members visited the Journeying Together project in Zambia in early 2020.

Guild raises over £500,000 for 2018 - 2021 project partners

22 March 2021

The Church of Scotland Guild has announced that members have raised more than £500,000 over the last three-year fundraising cycle, which will be shared between their designated projects. Inspired by Scotland's Year of Young People

Rev John Gow

Joy as new minister called to Aberdeenshire church

19 March 2021

A man has swapped a career with one of the UK's biggest newspaper publishers to become the Church of Scotland's newest minister. John Gow is being ordained and inducted to be the spiritual leader of