News and events

Fort William church HIV

Church members walk millions of steps for HIV support

5 November 2019

Kirk members in the north of Scotland have walked a staggering 6.6 million steps to raise awareness about HIV.A group from Duncanburgh MacIntosh Parish Church in Fort William and Kilmonivaig Church near Spean Bridge wore ...

Rev Bob Mallinson

Conference will put people at heart of mission

4 November 2019

Internationally renowned author and practical theologian Alan Hirsch will be leading a two-day conference in Edinburgh this month on how to build and empower successful teams. With a focus on mission, church planting, discipleship and ...

Jo Love beside the words Together We Pray

A prayer for radical change: Jo Love

4 November 2019

Dear God,

can we with confidence

put presbytery and reform in the same sentence?

We acknowledge the times when in good faith

we have built scaffolding for our best work

that has later suffocated its

Woman with the word Ministry to the left of her

Kirk moves towards one-to-one discernment conversations

31 October 2019

Those exploring a calling to one of the recognised ministries within the Church of Scotland will now be offered a one-to-one discernment conversation, as the Kirk moves away from the Vocations Conference approach and towards ...

Brother Guy Consolmagno

Grasping the Nettle events feature Vatican stargazer

29 October 2019

The Pope's stargazer is visiting Scotland this week to attend a series of events aimed at exploring the evidence for God's existence.Brother Guy Consolmagno, an American research astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory, has ...

Jennifer Hamilton

Jennifer Hamilton 1962-2019

29 October 2019

All of her many friends and colleagues across the Church of Scotland were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Jennifer Hamilton, Depute Solicitor of the Church, on Wednesday 23 October.Born and raised in ...

The words Together We Pray beside a photo of Reverend Doctor Richard Frazer

A prayer for radical change: Richard Frazer

28 October 2019

As the Church of Scotland continues its challenging work on the three-year radical action plan which was approved by this year's General Assembly, we call on those from across the Church to join together in ...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair in front of a stained glass window

Kirk Moderator embarks on Lanark Presbytery visit

26 October 2019

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, has begun his 10-day tour of Lanark Presbytery, where he will meet farmers, teachers, civic leaders and political representatives, ...

Bill Steele, the Kirk's Social Care Council convener

Social Care Council convener Bill Steele: 1949-2019

25 October 2019

The Church of Scotland received sad news this week with the sudden loss of Bill Steele, convener of the Kirk's Social Care Council.Earlier this week, Bill supported the Moderator of the General Assembly of the ...

Lomond Parish Church receiving the Eco Congregation Scotland Gold Award

Lomond Parish Church scoops environmental award

25 October 2019

A church in the west of Scotland has become the first in the region to gain a prestigious environmental award after years of hard work.Lomond Parish Church has been recognised with an Eco-Congregation Scotland Gold ...

Rev Dr Martin Fair standing in front of the Church of Scotland emblem

Rev Dr Martin Fair is Moderator Designate for 2020-21

21 October 2019

A minister who set up a mental health support service following the suicide of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchinson has been chosen to be the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of ...

Martin Fair beside a graphic saying Together We Pray

A prayer for radical change: Martin Fair

21 October 2019

As the Church of Scotland continues its challenging work on the three-year radical action plan which was approved by this year's General Assembly, we call on those from across the Church to join together in ...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair speaking in Trafalgar Square

Thy Kingdom Come increased its impact in 2019

19 October 2019

The global prayer movement Thy Kingdom Come reached Christians in more than 170 countries in 2019 and 70% of those who took part felt more encouraged to share their faith.This year for the first time ...

Over four days the Moderator will visit a range of CrossReach sites including care homes and a school

Moderator to visit vital CrossReach services

18 October 2019

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, will spend four days next week visiting CrossReach social care projects to find out more about the charity's crucial work across Scotland. Over four ...