News and press releases

Minnie Watson

Our Mother in Faith

24 March, 2017

Scottish missionary Minnie Watson inspires millions of people in Kenya and oversaw the education of a president.

Westminster Bridge

Moderator joins with faith leaders to condemn Westminster attack

23 March, 2017

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr joined with representatives of ecumenical and interfaith groups and with Muslim faith leaders to condemn yesterday's attack on Westminster and to call for peace and healing.

Anna Magnusson

Church elder prepares to take Britain’s largest Sunday service this weekend

23 March, 2017

This Sunday morning, broadcaster, writer and Church elder Anna Magnusson will present Sunday Worship on BBC Radio 4 to an audience of around 1.75 million listeners. The programme, broadcast at 0810 this Mothering Sunday, is titled ‘A Pearl of Great Value’. The Church is encouraging members to take on more active worship roles, and Anna’s experience may help to inspire others to consider what they might be able to achieve.

 Place of Westminster

Westminster: Moderator's prayer to a loving God

22 March, 2017

The Moderator, Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr has responded to the Westminster attack with this statement and prayer:

Care for Creation

New Speak Out video shows how churches Care for Creation

22 March, 2017

Church of Scotland congregations are stepping up to the challenge of caring for creation – in 280 different ways. That is the number of local congregations that have made the commitment to become an eco-congregation and who are contributing to the biggest community based environmental movement in Scotland.

Highland Council participatory budgeting event

Your Voice Your Choice events will distribute £20,000 in grants

22 March, 2017

Four Church of Scotland congregations are taking the lead in an exciting new project which will allow parish residents to decide how government grant funds should be spent.

Life Stories

Share your faith – Church urges Christians to open up

21 March, 2017

Find the best way to share your faith to friends, family and colleagues.

WEvolution gathering

New funding boosts church-backed charity WEvolution

20 March, 2017

An innovative Church of Scotland backed charity that has helped people in some of Scotland’s poorest communities start their own businesses is set to expand with help from a £225,000 grant from the Scottish Government.

A Path of Renewal Group at Monkton Prestwick North Church

Path of Renewal invites more congregations to join

19 March, 2017

The Path of Renewal initiative, launched in September 2015, is about to expand. Set up to bring ministers and church members together to reflect on the big picture and explore new approaches to church life, Path of Renewal is now inviting 40 new congregations to join.

Nepal missionary takes on new minister role in Edinburgh

A former solicitor who worked in Nepal helping survivors of the devastating earthquake in 2015 has been introduced as the first minister of a newly formed congregation in Edinburgh