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Campaigner says Paris climate change talks more important than ever

A defiant campaigner has said taking the climate change message to world leaders in Paris is "more important than ever" following the terrorist attacks a week ago today.

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Register now for our new Online Advent Calendar

A new online advent calendar will bring the spirit of Christmas to life with 24 specially created videos made by Church of Scotland ministers.

Catriona Munro

Wanted: Church of Scotland Youth to attend the 2016 General Assembly

Every presbytery in Scotland is looking for a young adult to represent them at the Church of Scotland's annual gathering.

Murdo Maciver

The Shed in Stornoway wins Best Church Building award

The Shed won the Gold Award and Castlemilk Parish Church took the Bronze in the Christian Forum Funders Awards held in London 12 November.


Zambian student shocked by South Leith foodbanks

A Church of Scotland exchange showed a young Zambian woman that poverty exists even in rich countries.

Jonathan F with twibbon

Minister urges people around world to embrace declaration of peace

A Church of Scotland minister is encouraging social media users around the world to embrace a specially designed dove of peace sign to illustrate their desire for an end to armed conflict.


Congregations celebrate Guild Week

The Big Sing is one of the highlights of Guild Week celebrated by congregations across the country from 15-22 Nov.


Inspirational befriender volunteers hailed at Holyrood

Volunteers who enrich the lives of older people who feel isolated in their own homes have been applauded for their efforts in the Scottish Parliament.

St Giles

St Giles hosts hundreds at special memorial service for Paris

Rev Calum MacLeod led the service which was attended by Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Consul General of France, Emmanuel Cocher.

Les Invalides

Church contributes a prayer for Paris

'Turn away from evil and do good; strive for peace with all your heart' (Psalm 34:14, Good News Version)

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.