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Rt Rev Angus Morrison

Recommendations sought for Moderator of the General Assembly 2016

The Church of Scotland is seeking recommendations for the role of next year's Moderator of the General Assembly.

Sally Foster Fulton

Kirk calls on Chancellor to create ethical plan for proposed bank sale

The Church of Scotland is calling on the Chancellor to use any money raised from the proposed sale of the Royal Bank of Scotland to cancel the cuts that are hurting families in poverty.

Marjorie McGhee

Climate Justice Baton visits congregations across country

The goal is to build support for policies that would reduce global warming to below 2 degrees.

Lewis Presbytery Clerk John Cunningham

Lewis Presbytery issues statement following General Assembly

Lewis Presbytery held a special service June 3 that brought together congregations from across the island.

Charles Kennedy

Moderator expresses sadness at death of Charles Kennedy

Charles Kennedy:His down-to-earth humanity ensured that he was held in affection by people of all political persuasions, and none.

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator reflects on the General Assembly

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison brings away grace, friendliness, passion and a spirit of hope for the future.

Bo'Ness Tuesday Club

Churches inspirational dementia projects improve lives

From art clubs to drop-in centres, churches are taking the lead in efforts to support people with dementia and their carers.

Called to the Kirk? Three ministers tell all.

A BBC Scotland broadcast showcases three new ministers and the Tomorrow's Calling campaign.

CrossReach 2015

CrossReach carers recognised for outstanding service

The CrossReach annual Service of Celebration recognises staff members for long service and for achieving qualifications as well as honouring exceptional employees and volunteers.

The Aidan Project

Edinburgh churches host big tent get together

Six different churches are collaborating to bring six fun-packed days of activities for all ages to Edinburgh this summer.

Rev Peter Nimmo

Ministers form new links on social media

Ministers are getting creative with technology and social media to offer new ways to find out about the Church.

CrossReach urges congregations to share expertise in caring for their communities

CrossReach, the Church's Social Care Council, is calling on congregations to take part in a survey on its new Social Care Forum website to get a true picture of the care the Church provides across Scotland.

Rev Mary Whittaker and Scott the dog

Meet Scott the signing dog the ears of the Kirk’s first deaf minister

Rev Mary Whittaker calls for more deaf ministers who can sign to deaf congregations in their own language

General Assembly

Church sends decision on same sex marriage to presbyteries

The General Assembly has taken the first step to extend the provision covering ministers in same sex civil partnerships to those in same sex marriages.

Rev Stella Campbell

Church to explore increased training grants

The Church of Scotland will take steps to provide more financial support for trainee ministers. The General Assembly voted in favour of the plan as part of a discussion of the Ministries Council report.

Heart and Soul 2015

‘Tomorrow’s Calling’ being heard loud and clear

Ministries council team overjoyed at reception for new video promoting parish ministry

Hannah-Mary Goodlad

Church welcomes moratorium on fracking

The General Assembly today welcomes the announcement of a moratorium on fracking

Sally Foster Fulton

Assembly hears growing social inequality demands urgent tax reform

Church and Society Council convener Rev Sally Foster-Fulton calls for urgent reforms to reduce poverty and inequality.

Rev Ram Kumar Budhathoki  with Rev Ibrahim Nseir

Nepalese and Syrian ‘ambassadors’ appeal for support

A minister from Aleppo in Syria has made an impassioned plea for the world to focus on the war raging in his country and on the persecution of Christians

Heart and Soul celebration 2015

Church celebrates at Heart and Soul

Princes Street Gardens buzzed on Sunday afternoon with the atmosphere of the Church of Scotland's popular Heart and Soul event, now in its fifth year.