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Prayers continue this Sunday in response to the pandemic

28 May 2021

On Trinity Sunday (30 May), following the Kirk’s annual General Assembly, Christians across the country – and further afield – will join together in prayer and reflection at 7pm in response to the pandemic. As ...

Faith Nurture

General Assembly approves revised ministry numbers

26 May 2021

The General Assembly has approved a "common sense" plan to reduce the number of full-time equivalent ministry posts to 600. Commissioners agreed a target for the Church to have no more than 60 charges vacant

Rev Dr Grant Barclay, convener of the Legal Questions Committee, delivers the report.

Kirk a step closer to blessing same-sex marriages

24 May 2021

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