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Crossreach staff

Moderator pays tribute to "extraordinary" work of CrossReach staff

Staff and volunteers who deliveran "extraordinary range of care and support services" on behalf of the Churchof Scotland have been hailed by the Moderator of the General Assembly.

Ricky Ross

Speak Out campaign seeks your ideas for long-term change

The Speak Out campaign wants 10,000 people to help set long-term priorities for the Church's work.

Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish Storytelling Centre nominated for award

The Scottish Storytelling Centre has been nominated for Venue of the Year at the 13th MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards.

Refugee children eating

A Place at the Table challenges us all to feed others

Simply by setting one extra place at our tables and donating the cost of the meal, we can all help feed a refugee family.

Hospital Chaplains

Hospital chaplaincy is the essence of soul care

The Rev Lynn Brady, of Abdie and Dunbog Parish Church linked with Newburgh, and Sharon Dick from Leslie Baptist Church tell us about their work as hospital chaplains.

Aberdeen Malawi Bikeathon

Ministers take to bikes in aid of Malawi partners

A group of Aberdeen ministers are taking to their bikes for the first leg of the Aberdeen to Malawi Bikeathon in an effort to raise money for rural congregationsin Blantyre Malawi.

Moderator with chaplains

Church welcomes unity in acts of Remembrance

The Moderator of the General Assembly and serving military chaplains have spoken of the importance of the uniting act of Remembrance which the Church will participate in over the coming days.


University principal appointed chaplain to the Queen

A distinguished Church of Scotland minister has been appointed one of the Queen's personal chaplains.

Dr Jill Skeoch

Highland minister privileged to help community in wake of GP surgery fire

A Highland Church of Scotland ministerwho converted her manse into a temporary medical centre following a devastatingfire has said it was a "great privilege" to be able to help her community.

Scottish Parliament

Church applauds MSPs for voting against Trident weapons

Church leaders applauded members of the Scottish Parliament for voting to end the Trident nuclear weapons programme, Tuesday 3 November.

Babcock International

Moderator delivers love and prayers to Dunfermline Presbytery

The Moderator's visit to Dunfermline Presbytery concluded Sunday with a special Songs of Praise service in Dunfermline Abbey.


MSPs urged to reject "morally wrong" plans to renew Trident nuclear missiles

The Church of Scotland has urged MSPs to send out a strong message that renewing the UK's nuclear weapons system is "morally wrong".

Vigil at Cults

Grieving Cults community gathers for vigil in Church

Hundreds of people came to Cults Parish Church Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil to mourn the loss of Bailey Gwynne.

Tomorrow's Calling for prison chaplain

Sheena Orr is a woman on a mission. In her role as chaplain at HMP Edinburgh, the Rev Sheena Orr serves a community behind high walls and even higher security.

Cults Parish Church to hold vigil this evening

Neighbouring Cults Parish Church of Scotland will open on Thursday morning from 9 am and will hold a candlelit vigil at 8 pm on Thursday evening for all moved by the tragedy at Cults Academy. The church in North Deeside Road, just 300 yards from the school, was also a focus yesterday evening.

Cramond minister is Moderator Designate

The Church of Scotland has named the founder of a homeless charity as the next Moderator of the General Assembly.

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator's shock and sadness at death of pupil

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison expresses sadness and shock at the tragic death of a teenager at Cults Academy, as the neighbouring Cults parish church opens its doors to the community.

Manse transformed into temporary GP surgery

A Church of Scotland manse has been converted into a temporary medical centre after a devastating fire destroyed a nearby GP surgery.

Forth Bridge

Moderator visits construction sites in Rosyth

As well as viewing progress on the new Forth Road Bridge, the Moderator visited Babcock International where two new aircraft carriers are being built.

Church donates £1200 to help Fife foodbank

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has presented a cheque for £1,200 to help support the operation of a food bank in Fife.