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Susan Brown Linda Pollock

Kirk wins Campaigner of the Year Award

7 November, 2019

The Church Of Scotland has won a top award for its tireless work to prevent the deportation of two teenage asylum seeker brothers. A high profile campaign led by Rev Linda Pollock and championed by ...

Rosie Magee and Verena Jantzen

German and Scottish congregations join together in remembrance

7 November, 2019

This Remembrance Sunday, a Church of Scotland congregation and a German congregation in Edinburgh will join together for their 40th year to host a special bilingual anniversary service. The two congregations of St Andrew's and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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, ...

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 ...

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 ...