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Alexander McCall Smith book signing for Cunningham House

25 February, 2015

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 ...

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Moderator to address Scottish Parliament

24 February, 2015

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

20 February, 2015

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 ...

Lent reflections begin, in partnership with Christian Aid

17 February, 2015

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 ...

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Church called to challenge poverty

11 February, 2015

Congregations of the Church of Scotland are being asked to think, pray and act to challenge poverty this Sunday, February 15.

Moderator announces daily reflections for Lent

6 February, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly is encouraging the Church to explore the meaning of Lent through a series of specially commissioned daily articles from February 18th. Here, Rt Rev John Chalmers explains his initiative, ...

Work Place Chaplaincy embraces Decade of Ministry

29 January, 2015

A new apprentice chaplaincy programme is being created in a joint initiative between the Church of Scotland and Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland (WPCS). It comes as a series of events are being held in Edinburgh, ...

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Eldership resource is a bestseller

19 January, 2015

The Learn Eldership resource written by the Mission andDiscipleship Council of the Church of Scotland has become the equivalent of abestseller book with more than 3 000 advance sales.

20 most popular stories of 2014

31 December, 2014

It's been another remarkable year for the Church of Scotland. Here's our top 20 most popular stories from 2014.

Moderators unite in message to pray for peace

29 December, 2014

For this Christmas season the Moderators of the Church of Scotland's General Assembly and the National Youth Assembly have come together to share their thoughts looking back on the year past, as well as highlighting ...

Church welcomes US-Cuba thaw

26 December, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly has welcomed a thawing of relations between the US and Cuba.

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Vocations Champions get to work

12 December, 2014

The first Vocations Champions recruited by the Church of Scotland are beginning their work after being inducted into their new roles.