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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.

BBC highlights award winning CrossReach dementia project

The amazing work by staff at Cameron House using Gaelic in helping residents with dementia is being featured by BBC Scotland today.


Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald's special service

Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald has been honoured at a special church service in Renfrew marking a lifetime of achievement.

Tarbert Church looks forward to welcoming new minister

The congregation at Tarbert Church in the Presbytery of Uist is set to welcome a new minister to their parish.

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Budget change to Gift Aid could be worth £700,000 to Church

Changes to the Gift Aid Small Donation Scheme could add up to an extra £700,000 in income for churches across Scotland, following new rules introduced in the budget.

Israeli military checkpoint in Hebron

Newlywed Rebecca's Palestinian Calling

Last July, the World Mission Council's Twinning Development Officer Rebecca McGonigle married her longtime boyfriend Manus. Within 3 months she was kissing him goodbye and boarding a plane to the Middle East to work as a human rights monitor with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.

Cathy Macdonald on location

Broadcaster to host Church event to promote Gaelic language and worship

The presenter and broadcaster Cathy Macdonald is to join Rev Dr Angus Morrison in hosting the Church event to promote the Gaelic language in Glasgow on March 21st.

Dr Lorna Hood

Al Jazeera Balkans interviews former moderator about Srebrenica visit

The Very Reverend Dr Lorna Hood spoke to Al Jazeera Balkans television about the Srebrenica massacre.

Andrew Nicoll

True confessions of a Sun journalist... and church elder

Andrew Nicoll explains that being a Sun journalist doesn't mean you can't be a Christian.

Register now for free events supporting new Christian communities

Learn how to strengthen your missional work at these free events.

Church choirs to make the right notes for HIV charity

Some of Edinburgh's major church choirs will be performing together in a rare collaboration at Greyfriars Kirk on Saturday to raise money for the charity Waverley Care.

David Plews, John Chalmers and Chris Flexen

Learn resource is a game changer for the Kirk

5 March 2015

The Church of Scotland has launched Learn Eldership a publication produced by the Kirk's Mission and Discipleship Council.

Growing a food justice movement in Scotland

Food justice and how to prevent people going hungry in Scotland will be discussed at a conference organised by the Church of Scotland and partner agencies on Saturday 28 February at the Pearce Institute, Govan Road, Glasgow.

Friendship, Places and People - A conversation with Alexander McColl Smith poster

Alexander McCall Smith book signing for Cunningham House

Bestselling crime writer Alexander McCall Smith will be talking and signing his books at a special charity event at St Giles' Cathedral to help raise money for a homeless person's shelter in the Cowgate run by CrossReach, the Church of Scotland's social care provider.


Moderator to address Scottish Parliament

The Moderator of the Church of Scotland will address the Scottish parliament this afternoon when he gives 'Time for Reflection' in Holyrood's main chamber.

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Reintegrating released prisoners into the community

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend John Chalmers, and the Convener of the Church and Society Council, the Reverend Sally Foster-Fulton, will be speaking about rehabilitating released prisoners back into their communities on Monday at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

Lent reflections begin, in partnership with Christian Aid

The Moderator of the General Assembly is encouraging the Church to explore the meaning of Lent through a series of specially commissioned daily articles which start tomorrow on the first day of Lent, and continue throughout the 40 days. Here, Rt Rev John Chalmers explains his initiative, which he is undertaking in partnership with Christian Aid.