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A church that started life as an experiment has celebrated its 50th anniversary

18 January 2016

A congregation which started life as a pioneering, multi-denominational "experiment" has celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Barry Hughes and friend at the  Luxembourg  marathon

Rev Barry Hughes completes marathon challenge

15 January 2016

Rev Barry Hughes finished 2015 on a high note, reaching hisgoal of running a 26-mile marathon every month of the year.

Attendees at the 2015 Community of Faith

Glasgow 2016 Community of Faith conference sells out--spaces remain for Dumfries and Inverness

15 January 2016

The first of three 2016 Community of Faith Conferences has sold out. Book now to reserve your place at one of the remaining two conferences.

Deeside Flood

Four Christian groups are helping Ballater recover from the floods

14 January 2016

Rev David Barr says it will take months and possibly a year for the village to get back to normal


Kirk minister tells MSPs that refugees must not be treated like commodities

13 January 2016

A Church of Scotland minister has warned MSPs that refugees must be not treated like "excess water or bad weather".

Rev Peter Nimmo

Rev Peter Nimmo: Old High Church belongs to everyone in Inverness

12 January 2016

Rev Peter Nimmo's commentary explains why Old High Church must matter to people of all faiths and none who care about Inverness history and traditions.

chris nickol

Church organist becomes global internet sensation with David Bowie tribute

12 January 2016

A Church organist who has become an overnight Internet sensation after he played tribute to music icon David Bowie said he was "overwhelmed" by the experience.


Moderator looks to closer ties with Egyptian Church

12 January 2016

A consultation to develop closer links with the Presbyterian Church in Egypt is being considered following the Moderator of the General Assembly's meeting with the Synod of the Nile in Cairo. Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison is in Egypt on an official visit with the Church's World Mission Council as part of his Moderatorial year.


Church council convener named new head of Christian Aid Scotland

12 January 2016

The convener of the Church of Scotland's Church and SocietyCouncil has been appointed the new head of Christian Aid Scotland.

Rev Ken Mackenzie

Floods leave behind a huge mess but a united community

11 January 2016

Communities across Scotland are facing months of clean up once flooding subsides and the worst may not yet be over for everyone since flood warnings are still in place in parts of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and the Borders.

Bishop says Columba Agreement a challenge and opportunity

8 January 2016

Bishop of Chester the Right Rev Dr Peter Forster explains the background to a proposed new agreement between the Church of Scotland and the Church of England.


MSPs commend language project hosted by Glasgow church

8 January 2016

A project hosted by a Church of Scotland congregation in Glasgow which has brought together people of 15 different nationalities has been commended in the Scottish Parliament.

Minister's tribute to elderly parishioner as police launch murder investigation

7 January 2016

A Church ofScotland minister has paid tribute to one of his parishioners as a murder investigation gets underway in Fife into the circumstances surrounding her death.

Deeside flooding

Churches support those hit by flooding

6 January 2016

With Scotland enduring record levels of rainfall, communities across the country are experiencing the devastating effects of flooding. Local churches are lending a helping hand to people in crisis, where the greatest impacts have been felt.

Margaret Anderson Green with three of her nine grandchildren

Church members honoured in Queen's New Years list

5 January 2016

Several members of the Church of Scotland recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours List have given their reaction to the awards. All five were recognised for outstanding service to their community, both here in Scotland and beyond.

The Big Sing

2015 was a year of new beginnings for the Guild.

5 January 2016

With hugely challenging moments, especially the sad passing of Associate Secretary Fiona Punton, 2015 was also a year of being BOLD and STRONG at the start of a new three-year strategy.

Ian and Shafiq

Bishopbriggs Church reaches out to Muslim community after fire

4 January 2016

A wilfully set fire that destroyed an Islamic centre in Bishopbriggs last November has had the unintended effect of bringing the town's faith communities closer together.

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator delivers a message of hope for the New Year 2016

1 January 2016

The turning of the year is a time for reflecting on the relationships that make us who we are – our relationships with family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and, most importantly, with God.

Speak Out

Church and Society: Speaking Out in 2015

31 December 2015

The picture of three-year old Aylan Kurdi lying dead, face down on a Turkish beach was the defining image of 2015.

Going for Growth Summer School

Mission and Discipleship: a review of 2015

30 December 2015

Mission and Discipleship council held its first Fresh Expressions summer school in June.