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Lieutenant General Nick Borton

Chaplains hold key role in modern armed forces

25 May 2022

Padres, like ammunition, will always be in demand by military commanders, a senior British Army officer has told the General Assembly. Lieutenant General Nick Borton, commander of NATO's Allied Rapid Reaction Corps and Colonel of

Ecumenical group from both the Church of Scotland and the Catholic Church pictured at St Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh.

Kirk's General Assembly endorses Saint Margaret Declaration

23 May 2022

Commissioners at the 2022 General Assembly gave a ringing endorsement to an historic agreement between the Church of Scotland and the Catholic Church in Scotland, proposing that it be named the Saint Margaret Declaration, after

General Assembly

Commissioners gather for 'hybrid' General Assembly

20 May 2022

Ministers, elders, deacons and special guests are gathering for the first hybrid General Assembly in Edinburgh tomorrow. Meeting in-person and online, they will make key decisions that will affect the future of the Church of

Glasgow-based writer Bernard MacLaverty, author of five novels and six short-story books, and the patron of this year’s 50th sale.

Christian Aid kicks off their annual fundraising appeal

13 May 2022

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

Rev Dr Grant Barclay and Rev Dr Marjory MacLean will formally join her Majesty's Household as Chaplains-in-Ordinary.

Two new Chaplains to the Queen appointed

9 May 2022

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