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Church makes initial submission on further Scottish devolution

The Church of Scotland has made its initial submission to the Smith Commission on further devolved powers for Scotland.

Dundee church boosted following arrival of new minister

A Dundee church, which endured the departure of some of its congregation over same sex marriage and ordination of gay ministers, has been re-vitalised with the induction of its new minister on Wednesday.

Greyfriars Kirk to hold Pet Blessing Service

All creatures great and small are invited with their owners to Greyfriars Kirk this weekend for a special blessing for animals. (Sunday 12 October)

Church continues to imagine Scotland’s future

The Church of Scotland is to continue promoting discussion, debate and respectful dialogue on Scotland's future following the high level of engagement in the referendum vote.

Highland capital hosts inspirational Christian resource day

Christians from across the country have been inspired to enhance their expression of faith following a Church of Scotland organised event in the Highlands recently.

Go For It fund grant applicants for autumn will hear if they are successful in November.

Projects bid for share of £500 000 Church community fund

Twenty three projects are being assessed for a share of the Church of Scotland's £500 000 'Go For It' community fund.

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Gaels Blow Away Dementia Perceptions To Win Award

Youngsters at a Gaelic speaking primary school and residents at a care home run by the Church of Scotland's Social Care provider, CrossReach, for elderly people living with dementia are breaking down language and generation barriers in an innovative scheme in Inverness.

More than military action needed to tackle Islamic State

The Church of Scotland has outlined its position on military intervention to tackle the threat of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq.

Penicuik North Kirk has joined a local credit union

Penicuik North Kirk joins local Credit Union

Penicuik North Kirk has joined other denominations in the area to take a stand against debt and poverty by joining forces with a local credit union to bring fair and affordable savings, mortgages and loans to church members and the wider community.

Broadcaster asks why our sports stars find their faith hard to share

Read broadcaster Paul Mitchell's Thought of the Day

Ring the bells at one of the Kirk’s hidden gems for Doors Open Weekend

Visitors to St Cuthbert's Parish Church in Edinburgh's West End have a rare opportunity to try their hand at bell ringing this weekend.

We must all support people who are dealing with dementia says Allan Logan

At CrossReach, we support people across Scotland who are dealing with the effects of dementia. Since opening Scotland's first specialist care home for people with dementia in 1983 – Williamwood House in Glasgow - we have seen huge changes in the way society relates to the condition.

£500,000 available to fund change in church and community

The Go For It Fund's bi-annual Main and Continuation Grant application deadline is this Friday, September 26. Around £500,000 is available for projects to apply for grants averaging £15,000 per year. These will be projects who want to make a difference in their community, in response to locally identified needs. Hurry – you have until 5pm on Friday 26 September to complete the two stage process: Initial Proposal, then Application Form.

Moderator calls for unity following referendum

The Moderator of the General Assembly is calling for unity among the Scottish people following the record 84.6% turnout in the referendum vote.

Church of Scotland holds referendum service of unity

Political figures from both sides of the Scottish independence debate gathered at St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh for a special church service to promote unity in the wake of the referendum.

Details on service of unity at St Giles announced

The Church of Scotland's post referendum service of unity and common purpose at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh on Sunday, 21 September at 11.30am is open to the public.

Pray for peace in the Middle East

We are joining with Christians around the world to pray for peace in the Middle East on the 24th of each month.

Church of Scotland urges voters to display unity on polling day whichever way they intend to vote

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is calling for voters to take part in the referendum in a spirit of unity, whichever way they intend to vote.

Taiwanese Moderator’s Message to Scotland

The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan is observing how the Church of Scotland is promoting a message of harmony before and after the independence referendum.

Kirk’s First Minister Since 1987 To Command Army Chaplains

A Church of Scotland minister is to become the first from the Kirk to be appointed as Chaplain General to Her Majesty's Land Forces since 1987.