Life and Work

Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland. In a history spanning over 130 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: February 2019

Life and Work Feb 2019
South of the Border
The Church of Scotland congregations in England and the Channel Islands.
‘Hope for a Change’
Nuclear physicist Dr David Frame is a member of the Church’s World Mission Council. He talks science and faith, and hopes for peace on the Korean peninsula.
Where Now for Fairtrade?
As one of the highest-profile Fairtrade companies struggles, we ask what the future is for the movement.
Challenges and Joys
Young member Gemma King reflects on growing up in the Church of Scotland.
Making Love Count
In the month of romance, the Moderator highlights the importance of a life of love.
Uncovering a Seam of Coal History
An appeal for help in finding all Scotland’s mining memorials.
The Real Cost of Christmas
The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers describes how the poorest are paying the most for credit.
A New Understanding of Friendship
The Very Rev Albert Bogle reflects on the lessons of the ‘Cell Church Movement’.

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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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