A Fife church has recruited its first ever full-time youth pastor. Lee Whitecross is responsible for nurturing young people at Gillespie Memorial Church in Dunfermline and reaching out to others in the town. The 25-year-old ...
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The Church of Scotland is celebrating the moment today – 22 January 2021 – when the new international Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons comes into force. This is the culmination of global efforts ...
This Sunday (24 January), as lockdown restrictions continue in Scotland, Christians across the country – and further afield – will once again join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As
Church members are encouraged to help select the next Moderator of the General Assembly. The committee charged with the task of choosing the Kirk's ambassador at home and abroad for 2022-23 needs 15 members. The
A Kirk member has been vaccinated on her 108th birthday in the church which she has regularly attended since she was a child. Mrs Dawson, who is also an active member of the Guild and
The Scottish Government's Communities Secretary, Aileen Campbell MSP has sent a message of reassurance to faith groups, saying that places of worship will be among the first to reopen when Covid restrictions are eased. In
Church of Scotland congregations and associated groups have been awarded around £180,000 in funding from the Scottish Government to support environmentally friendly projects. The Community Climate Asset Fund, which was set up last year to...
A minister has described his role as the "most life-giving" and challenging call that a person can ever receive. Rev Scott Burton of Brightons Parish Church in Falkirk district said every day is different, with
The Church of Scotland is encouraging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Rev Dr George Whyte, Principal Clerk of the General Assembly, said it is imperative that people keep themselves and others safe. He has
This Sunday (17 January), as restrictions tighten across Scotland, Christians around the country – and further afield – will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As with previous weeks
Beginning on Monday 18 January, churches around the world will mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity over eight days. This year's worship materials have been created by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in
The Moderator will host an online presentation and discussion for the ecumenical charity Grasping the Nettle on Wednesday 20 January at 7. 30 pm. The event, 'Neuroscience Meets the God of the Letter to the
The Moderator has sent a letter to President Donald Trump and US officials seeking clemency for prisoner Lisa Marie Montgomery, whose execution is scheduled for 12 January. It is customary for American presidents leaving office
The Church of Scotland General Assembly for 2021 will be held online for a second year. The annual event will begin on 22 May with commissioners and other attendees joining together remotely from across Scotland
This Sunday (10 January), as restrictions continue across Scotland, Christians across the country will join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As with previous weeks during lockdown and the phased
Each month throughout 2021, the Church of Scotland's new ‘Talking Ministry' series will share a personal story from those serving in Christian ministry in the widest sense, including those who have responded to the call
It's been a year like no other, but despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, churches across Scotland and beyond have risen to the challenge of providing vital practical and spiritual support to the people in their
After a "challenging" year in the life of the Kirk, Dave Kendall, the Church of Scotland's chief officer, looks back at 2020 and ahead to what's to come in 2021. This article first appeared in
A stripped down Christmas is an opportunity to focus on the fact that it is the day when "Jesus moved into the neighbourhood", the Moderator of the General Assembly has said. Rt Rev Dr Martin
A group of young people have helped make 40 blankets out of recycled crisp packets to raise awareness about homelessness. The Mini Youth Group at Dalmuir Barclay Church in Dalmuir near Clydebank in West Dunbartonshire