News and events

Russell Barr

Moderator backs community hospital campaign

22 April, 2017

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is backing ambitious plans to upgrade a north-east hospital.

The General Assembly hall

Countdown is underway to the 2017 General Assembly

21 April, 2017

With the General Assembly just four weeks away, the Church of Scotland has published the Blue Book of reports to be discussed at the event. The annual gathering of the Church will bring more than 700 commissioners to the General Assembly Hall in Edinburgh to hear from councils and committees across the church. This year’s theme will be Word of Life, highlighting the beauty and power of language in sharing our faith.

Life and Work

The dawn of a new age for Life and Work

21 April, 2017

A new chapter opens today in the history of Life and Work, the 138-year-old magazine of the Church of Scotland.

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr

Moderator welcomes attendees to interfaith conference

20 April, 2017

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr welcomed more than 75 people to an interfaith conference at Queens Park church in Glasgow Thursday morning. 'Honest Conversations' is bringing together a line-up of influential scholars and theologians to lead a discussion on interfaith relations and the meaning of mission.

Mary Slessor

A heroine for Scotland

19 April, 2017

Presbyterian missionary Mary Slessor is to be celebrated at a major landmark museum.

Robin Downie

National Youth Assembly chooses new youth moderator and clerk

19 April, 2017

The National Youth Assembly has chosen Robin Downie as its next moderator and Catriona Munro as its next clerk.  They will take up their positions during the opening session of NYA 2017 in July and will serve for a year.

John Chalmers

Latest report from Theological Forum published

18 April, 2017

The Theological Forum has published its latest report on 'An approach to the theology of same-sex marriage'

Cardross Parish Church Easter celebration

Green shoots of growth as 390,000 Christians regularly attend church

17 April, 2017

Church census that measures Sunday services attendance shows some contraction yet also areas of growth and expansion

Easter Rising

The meaning of Easter and the Moderator's Easter prayer

16 April, 2017

In this Easter message Rev Colin Sinclair says: Death does not have the last word. Love is stronger than hate. Jesus lives followed by The Moderator's Easter prayer.