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: October 2019

Do Not Be Afraid
Reflections on partnerships with overseas churches
Man With a Mission
Pioneer Minister and Author, the Rev Dr Liam Fraser
Every Day is a Blessing
The Church of Scotland's Pioneer Ministers reflect on their roles
CrossReach Rescued Me
Continuing the celebration of 150 years of social care in the Church, we hear from some of those who have been helped by CrossReach counselling services
Friendships and Memories Will Remain
Hannah Dunlop reports from the final National Youth Assembly
Every Place of Worship a Place of Hope
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Church-backed conciliation charity, Place for Hope
Free at Last
The Rev Richard Baxter concludes his series themed on slavery by looking at how former slaves react to freedom

Plus all the regular columnists, news, reviews, letters, registers and crosswords.

Subscribe online from £12, or download a digital copy for £1.99; or speak to your church’s Life and Work co-ordinator.

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One of the magazine's most important elements is reader feedback. Our letters pages are among the liveliest in the magazine business, and are very revealing about general attitudes both within and beyond the Church. We actively encourage letters, but do ask that they are kept succinct (and not without humour), so we can publish as many as possible.

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