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Inverness to host congregational resource day


Equipping congregations in Inverness with tools to carry out the mission of Christ is the focus of a Church of Scotland resource day being held on 20 September.

Rt Rev John Chalmers with Lord Wallace and Mr Swinney MSP

Church puts faith in Scotland after final independence dialogue

The Moderator of the General Assembly said Wednesday's final independence referendum dialogue to be hosted by the Church of Scotland demonstrated that people from both sides can work together for the betterment of the nation.

Moderator supports plans for St Kilda heritage site in Lewis


The Moderator of the General Assembly, during his visit to the Western Isles, has backed plans for a heritage centre in Lewis that will celebrate the communities who lived on the remote islands of St Kilda, last populated in 1930.

Church calls for respect and dignity to permeate referendum debate

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has urged supporters on both sides in the referendum debate to treat each other with respect and dignity.

Moderator thanks congregations for Doves of Peace support

The Moderator of the General Assembly has thanked the congregations of the Church of Scotland for their response to his Doves of Peace campaign.

Landscape artist John Lowrie Morrison to talk at Annual Guild Meeting


Scotland's most successful landscape artist is to talk to Church of Scotland Guild members at their annual gathering in Dundee.

Candidates sought for practical course in mission-shaped ministry

The skills involved in carrying out the mission of Christ during day-to-day life in modern Scotland are to be taught in Glasgow and Edinburgh shortly.

Ticket information for respectful dialogues on independence referendum

Tickets for the Church of Scotland's respectful dialogue on the independence referendum at St George's Tron in Glasgow on September 3 are still available.

Congregations answer call for Doves of Peace support

Congregations across Scotland have answered the call from the Moderator of the General Assembly and dispatched doves of peace to Edinburgh as the Church of Scotland symbolises its desire for an end to global conflict.

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Walking alongside them is the best way to learn

Kenny Roger the Middle East Secretary of the World Mission Council for the Church of Scotland talked about his work and about living in Israel to Cathy MacDonald on BBC Radio Scotland's Sunday with Cathy MacDonald Show.

Moderator takes ice bucket challenge in Stornoway

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has taken part in the 'ice bucket challenge' during his visit to Lewis.

Church reaffirms neutrality on independence referendum

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has issued a statement reaffirming the Church's neutral position on the independence referendum.

Moderator preaches at Stornoway High Church

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev John Chalmers, has preached to more than 200 people at Stornoway High Church during his visit to Lewis.

Doves of peace on display in Insh Church

The Moderator of the General Assembly has expressed his pleasure that those attending evening worship at Insh Church, near Kingussie, have responded with such enthusiasm to his call to pray for peace in the Middle East.

Sex trafficking discussed by Church of Scotland at Edinburgh Fringe

Sex trafficking is to be discussed by the Church of Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Influence of young people in Church celebrated at National Youth Assembly

The Church of Scotland's 20th National Youth Assembly came to a close yesterday in Stirlingshire with its Moderator praising the effect young people are having at every level of the Church.

Moderator inspires parishioners to build hall for community

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend John Chalmers, had a double role to play at Wellesley Parish Church in Methil, yesterday.

Church backs calls for revolution of democratic centralisation

The Church of Scotland has backed calls from a Convention of Scottish Local Authorities report which states a radical overhaul of the democratic system is required to overturn 50 years of centralisation.

Collective voice of Church called for with Dove of Peace campaign

The Moderator of the General Assembly has urged congregations across Scotland to display their collective desire for world peace through an innovative dove campaign launched today.

Iraqi Yazidi children

Church calls for prayers and action over Iraq

Leading figures in the Church of Scotland are urging the Westminster parliament to be recalled so MPs can debate potential action in response to the crisis in Iraq.