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Sally Tyrell

CrossReach Perinatal Depression service meets rising demand

A post natal depression service in Glasgow staffed by volunteers and run by CrossReach, the Church of Scotland's social care provider, is the only one of its kind in the west of Scotland.

CrossReach: care and compassion to be proud of

"Care and compassion to be proud of," those were the words of Alan Baird, the Chief Social Work Adviser in Scotland, after visiting a CrossReach service earlier in the year.

Church to host national dialogue on future of Scotland

The Church of Scotland is hosting a nationwide respectful dialogue titled 'Scotland's Future Now' tonight exploring the values people want to see underpinning the nation.

Former Moderator outlines her vision for Scotland

Former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Dr Alison Elliot, is part of a Campaign for Scottish Home Rule group set up this week which wants the public to be involved in the discussion about the powers the country needs post-referendum.

Moderator reveals his dementia 'Playlist for Life'

A special song of a special time can evoke so many memories and reminds us of the places we've been and the people we've known.

CrossReach leads the way in dementia care with ambassadorial role

Crossreach has become the first social care provider in Scotland to appoint a "Dementia Ambassador" in every one of its services for older people.

Crossreach - Providing a caring future

CrossReach Week 2014

CrossReach Week is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing social care work being done in Christ's name throughout the Church of Scotland, and a chance for CrossReach to tell the story of the part we play in this vital work.

Rev Calum MacLeod

From downtown Chicago to Old Town Edinburgh, St Giles’ has new minister

St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh inducted its new minister last night as a new era began at one of the most historic buildings in Scotland.

Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Kinross-shire minister returns as Moderator Designate

Rev Dr Angus Morrison has recovered from ill health to return as Moderator Designate of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Jennifer Campbell

Church launches online seminar on data protection

A free 60-minute 'webinar' for ministers and office bearers offering legal advice on data protection has been launched by the Church of Scotland Law Department.

Chris Flexen and David Plews

Huge demand for new Church of Scotland learning initiative

A new book exploring what it means to be an elder in the Church of Scotland has sold out of its initial print run before it has even been published. Eight hundred copies of the 'Learn Eldership' publication have been ordered in the last 3 weeks, delighting the team who created it. Another two hundred copies have been added to the print run and are now available to order from today.

Martin Johnstone

Vatican visit for Kirk anti-poverty campaigner

The Church of Scotland's efforts in eradicating poverty will be explained at a summit in Rome next week attended by Pope Francis.

Doves of Peace campaign continues to inspire

The Doves of Peace campaign is inspiring people from all over the world to demonstrate their desire for an end to global conflict.

94-year-old says Church of Scotland faith good for your health

"It's all about being happy," says 94-year-old author and evangelist Jamie Stuart.This is a man who appears to have unlocked the secret for having a life full of vitality – and it has been his Christian faith which provided the key.

Entry to Glasgow Cathedral should be free, says Kirk Session

The Kirk Session of Glasgow Cathedral is fiercely opposing a move by Historic Scotland to "exploit" its popularity by imposing admission charges next year.

Church demands government prioritises eradication of food poverty

The Church of Scotland has demanded the Scottish Government prioritises the eradication of food poverty in its response to the Scottish Government discussion document 'Becoming a Good Food Nation'.

Church supports campaign against human trafficking

The Church of Scotland has joined with 21 different denominations, networks and faith-based groups across the UK to campaign for action to prevent the crime of human trafficking in our local and global communities.

IT Project Manager’s Forty Years at 121 George Street is a testament to a workplace ‘with heart’

Veronica Roddie who was just 16 when she joined the staff at"121" has celebrated her 40th anniversary of employment. She marked the landmark event with tea, cakeand a speech painting a vivid picture of the dramatic changes over the 40 yearsat the Church's national office

New blog from minister in Holy Land

Rev Páraic Réamonn, who recently became the minister of St Andrew's Scots Memorial Church in Jerusalem, is to provide a regular blog on the Church of Scotland website. You will be able to read regular blog posts providing a unique insight on the Holy Land.

Spectacular Viking treasure hoard found on Church land

A hoard of Viking treasure described as the largest found in modern times has been discovered on land owned by the Church of Scotland.