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Very Rev John Chalmers

Outgoing Moderator calls for unity

Outgoing Moderator Very Rev John Chalmers has used his final address to urge Church members to unite and work together in harmony to fulfil the mission of the Church.

General Assembly 2015 starts tomorrow

The Church of Scotland's General Assembly begins tomorrow with the installation of the Moderator Rev Dr Angus Morrison, who was forced to withdraw last year after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Now fully recovered, one of the Moderator's first tasks will be to chair an historic vote on the ordination of ministers in same sex civil partnerships.

Very Rev David Arnott

And now for the Good News...

A new publication featuring some of the successes and good work of the Church and its members is coming to parishes around Scotland.

Moderators with banner on summit

Church responds with huge generosity to Nepal’s plight through Munro Challenge support

A stream of generous donations will support relief work in Nepal

Tremendous reception for ‘Tomorrow’s Calling’

The 'Tomorrow's Calling' vocations campaign has attracted a fantastic response from the public through newspapers, broadcasters and on social media. The specially commissioned video promoting the work of parish ministers has been viewed almost 20,000 in the first 3 days.

Rev Michael Mair and probationer Aniko Schuetz Bradwell

Kirk says ‘Tomorrow’s Calling’ in recruitment drive for new ministers

A recruitment campaign to attract new Church of Scotland ministers is showcasing the work of ministers in communities across the country.

David Cameron

Election result requires early delivery of new powers for Scotland

Church & Society council Convener Sally Foster Fulton said the unprecedented general election result means the Smith Commission proposals must be implemented soon.

Ben Lomond summit

Donations for Nepal keep on climbing

The Moderators' Munro Challenge has raised more than £11,400 so far through online donations to Christian Aid's Nepal Earthquake Appeal- and more is on its way.

Moderator with Christian Aid banner on Munro summit

Moderator climbs Ben Lomond in aid of Nepal

Donations keep climbing for the Moderators' Munro challenge which is raising funds for emergency relief efforts in Nepal.

Kate and William with new baby

Church of Scotland welcomes safe arrival of royal baby

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church ofScotland has welcomed the safe arrival of a sister for Prince George.

Rev John Murray

Rev John Murray inducted to parish of Kilmuir and Stenscholl

Kilmuir and Stenscholl, the most northerly of Skye's five parishes now has a new minister – the Rev John Murray.

Kay Keith with Fiona Marks

Guild chooses its sponsored projects for next 3 years

The Guild will bring energy, support, prayers and fundraising to three projects in Scotland and three international initiatives.

Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator-Designate: I'm fit, well and ready for the year ahead

With his health restored the Rev Dr Angus Morrison says he's in good spirits and ready for the year ahead

Register now for Creating Communities of Belonging conference

The conference seeks to help congregations become communities where people with disabilities feel they belong.

Mary Slessor memorial dedication

Dundee Church Hosts Nigerian Visitors To Commemorate Mary Slessor

Visitors from the Presbyterian Church ofNigeria joined the Moderator, Rev Robert Calvert and the congregation of theSteeple Church in Dundee to celebrate the life and work of Mary Slessor.

Moderator meets RAF pilot involved in son’s Afghanistan rescue

The Moderator of the General Assembly and his wife have met an RAF helicopter pilot who was part of the team in Afghanistan which evacuated casualties from the incident in which their Royal Marine son was injured.

Moderator John Chalmers

Moderator holds Charity Golf Day this Friday

The Moderator of the General Assembly, the Rt Rev John Chalmers, is holding a charity golf day in East Lothian this Friday in support of CrossReach. Mr Chalmers has a well-known passion for golf, and the event will include a 'Beat the Moderator' challenge.

Mary Slessor ‘Make A Difference’ Postcard Competition

Over 2600 children and young people from across Scotland have taken part in the Church of Scotland's postcard competition in honour of Scots missionary Mary Slessor.

Moderator asks congregations to play their part in democratic process

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend John Chalmers, has written to every congregation about the General Election on May 7.

Church appoints its first Gap year students

Five gap year students are set to become the first people to take part in a ground-breaking volunteer programme run by the Church of Scotland.