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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.

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