News and events

Women and child in Kenya

Church elder Ailsa voices her passion for charity Feed the Minds

26 February, 2017

The BBC’s Call the Midwife deserves praise for tackling the thorny topic of Female Genital Mutilation this week. This painful and dangerous practice affects 200 million women worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Church elder Ailsa Henderson is a volunteer speaker for the ecumenical charity Feed the Minds--one of the Guild's current projects--which is working with communities in Kenya to stop FGM.

Rahel Mhabuka, a tea worker at Kibena Tea Estate in Tanzania.

Remember the Producers in Fairtrade Fortnight

24 February, 2017

Life and Work magazine write: Churches, schools, business and individuals are being urged to remember the producers this Fairtrade Fortnight.

Budapest

Young people gather in Budapest to explore past and future of Kirk

23 February, 2017

Earlier this month young people from across the Church of Scotland met in Budapest to explore the beginning of the Reformation 500 years ago and exchange ideas about how the Kirk can reform today.

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Government urged to accelerate social rented home building plans

22 February, 2017

A charity boss has urged the Scottish Government and local authorities to accelerate plans to build new social rented homes.

Rev Ann Knox

Rev Ann Knox begins ministry at Inchinnan

22 February, 2017

A Gourock woman who was so shy when she left school that she "didn't have the nerve to go to university and could never have imagined speaking in public" has been welcomed into her first post as minister for Inchinnan Parish Church in Renfrewshire.

Pennies

Help offered to thieves who stole jar of 1p coins

21 February, 2017

Thieves who broke into a church in the Borders have been told to come in through the front door next time if they need help.

Russell Barr

MSPs told to eradicate homelessness for sake of children

21 February, 2017

MSPs have been urged to “renew” their ambition to reduce the number of homeless people in Scotland.

Tony Stephen

New Speak Out video features Banchory minister

20 February, 2017

In the latest Speak Out video Rev Tony Stephen  explains what flourishing communities means to his Banchory West congregation.

Monika Redman

One trek of a plan - minister aiming high to raise money for charity

20 February, 2017

A Kirk minister in robes and clerical collar walking two Alpacas on a leash is not a sight people see every day.

Forfar music café brings support to families dealing with dementia

Six years ago the congregation of Forfar East and Old Church of Scotland decided to do something to support people with dementia and their families. Now trainee healthcare workers visit the Church to see first-hand why it has gained a reputation for best practice in dementia support.