News archive

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 ...

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, ...

Right Rev Dr Russell Barr

East Africa famine relief cash welcomed

17 March, 2017

The Moderator of the General Assembly has welcomed an announcement that the Scottish Government has donated £200,000 towards famine relief in East Africa.

David Bradwell

Child refugees are our Bairns

16 March, 2017

Hundreds of people involved in welcoming refugees to Scotland attended a special conference at Holyrood last night.

Martin Fair

How Rev Martin Fair lost two cars in one day

6 March, 2017

Rev Martin Fair of St Andrew's Parish Church in Arbroath was in the news this weekend after his car was stolen from the manse driveway. The story the papers told, however was far less dramatic ...

Iona Abbey

The Iona Community chooses a new leader

3 March, 2017

A lay person will lead the Iona Community for the first time from this summer, following the election of Dr Michael Marten to the role, Life and Work reports.

Souad from Syria

Unaccompanied refugee children must be welcomed

1 March, 2017

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a commitment from the Scottish Government that it will continue to do all it can to ensure the safety and integration of unaccompanied children.

Lin Macmillan

Cautious welcome for BHS pension payout deal

1 March, 2017

A Church official who launched a David versus Goliath style campaign to try and fill a black hole in a failed retailer’s pensions fund has cautiously welcomed a settlement.