Life and Work

Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland. In a history spanning over 140 years, it has established itself as the voice of the Church of Scotland.

Though firmly rooted in the affairs of the Kirk, it also aims to cover a broad range of subjects of interest to church-goers across the spectrum from international affairs and British political and social issues to science, ethics and the arts.

Each monthly issue includes a forum for views on current social and moral issues, a monthly meditation and regular articles on the spiritual side of life, reviews of the latest books, videos and Christian resources, and regular features on the Church worldwide.

Our subscription service offers you the convenience of having Life and Work magazine delivered direct to your door or any digital device; you can also arrange a gift subscription. Free Gaelic supplements are also available.

Visit the Life and Work website for regular news and exclusive features, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Current issue: June 2019

Life and Work June 2019
Bringing Clean Water and Sanitation
Jackie Macadam reports on the work of Toilet Twinning and AquAid
‘From Jeely Piece to Jane Haining’
Interview with Mary Miller, author of a new book on the missionary who died in Auschwitz
Baking Bread
Continuing the series celebrating 150 years of social care in the Church of Scotland, the Rev Dr Doug Gay visits CrossReach project Threshold.
Diaconate Spotlight
A major conference for deacons and deaconesses is returning to Scotland in June
General Assembly 2019
Summaries of reports to this year’s Assembly, including the Radical Action Plan
Disaster and Redemption
Continuing his series on stories of slavery and freedom in the Bible, the Rev Richard Baxter considers the best-known: the story of Joseph.
‘Go On’
The Very Rev Dr James Simpson reflects on a meeting with Sir Harry Secombe

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