News and events


50 years of the ordination of women celebrated

24 April, 2018

This year during the annual General Assembly, the Church of Scotland will celebrate the historic 50th anniversary of the decision to ordain women as ministers of word and sacrament.

Moderator with Rev Susan Cord

Moderator looks forward to his Ross Presbytery visit

23 April, 2018

The Moderator is looking forward to his visit to Ross Presbytery, saying it will be “fascinating to meet the people living in this part of our country, and to learn more about their work and ...

Inchinnan organ

New book on organs pulls out all the stops

17 April, 2018

The magnificent sounds of a church organ might seem like the natural accompaniment to congregational singing. Many of us then will be surprised to learn that 19th century churchgoers were scandalised at the prospect of ...

Syria wreckage with family

Moderator offers prayers for Syria in a time of war

13 April, 2018

In the aftermath of the chemical attack in Douma and the growing possibility of military action by US, UK and French forces in Syria, the Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning, Moderator of the General Assembly ...