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Church joins with Middle East Christians to call for an immediate end to the siege of Gaza

The Church of Scotland fully supports the calls from fellow Christians in the Middle East for an immediate end to the current hostilities and the siege of Gaza, as well as serious and committed efforts to come to a long-term peace agreement.

Life and Work - August issue

Get August's edition of Life and Work! Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland. In a history spanning over 130 years, it has established itself as the pre-eminent voice of the Church of Scotland.

Widespread faith in power of prayer across Scotland

The Church of Scotland has welcomed findings which show widespread faith in the power of prayer throughout the country.

Church leaders in Scotland join Greek Orthodox Archbishop in calling for a ceasefire in Palestine

Archbishop Theodosius,of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem is visiting Scotland this week to draw attention to the humanitarian crisis in Palestine.

Church tradition of social action featured in Holyrood Magazine

Read a feature interview in Holyrood Magazine with Church of Scotland climate change officer Adrian Shaw in which he discusses the church’s long tradition of involvement in social action.

St Giles’ appoints new minister for first time in 40 years

One of Scotland’s most iconic cathedrals, St Giles’ in Edinburgh, has appointed a new minister for the first time in 40 years.

Moderator urges all faiths to learn lessons of Bosnian massacre at first Scottish memorial event

Today the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev John Chalmers will address the first Memorial Event held in Scotland for the 8,000 men and boys killed in the Srebrenica genocide of 1995.

Invisible Church project attracts international interest

A ground breaking research project investigating the many Christians who are no longer part of congregations is attracting international interest.

Queen honours senior members of the Kirk during her visit to Edinburgh

The Queen’s visit to Edinburgh last Thursday (3rd July 2014) had special significance for two eminent members of the Kirk when she invested The Very Reverend Dr Gilleasbuig Macmillan with the Insignia of a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KVCO).

St Andrews Kirk celebrates Walter Blair's 50 years of service

St Andrews Kirk in Helensburgh hosted an evening remembering the 50 years of service by Walter Blair their retiring organist and choirmaster with special guest singers Pat McMahon and Jamie MacDougall on Sunday 29th June 2014.

Dundee church regenerates to bring light to community

A post-industrial neighbourhood in Dundee which has been without a community centre for generations is set to benefit from the opening of a newly refurbished church.

Malaria tackled with Hit the Net project

The Church of Scotland is supporting a Commonwealth Games legacy project aiming to prevent children across the world dieing from Malaria.

Church of Scotland condemns murder of Israeli teenagers

The Church of Scotland has condemned the murder of three Israeli teenagers found dead in the West Bank last night.

Teenagers Take over Radio Scotland’s Thought for the Day

With Scotland’s 16 and 17-year olds getting the right to vote in the Independence referendum later this year, BBC Radio Scotland has given over its ‘Thought for the Day’ slot to a 16 or 17-year old every day this week.

Church experience for members with dementia to be improved

The Church of Scotland has set out to improve the congregational experience for people with dementia by creating a series of pioneering workshops designed to refine how churches support members enduring this complex illness.

Church of Scotland Offices lead way in energy efficiency efforts

The Church of Scotland has become the first Christian denomination in the UK to have its central offices recognised by a renowned ecological movement for measures it has taken to be environmentally friendly.

Rev Bryan Kerr

Church backs calls from Citizens Advice Scotland to tackle funeral cost rises

The Church of Scotland has backed calls from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) for the UK and Scottish Governments to help alleviate the financial burden of funeral costs afflicting families across the country.

Poverty Truth Commission’s successful event sets the agenda on tackling injustice

Over 450 people took part in the Poverty Truth Commission’s showcase in Glasgow to hear its findings on the urgent need to tackle the widespread poverty still experienced by too many in Scotland.

Church sets out stall on eco-friendly approach at Royal Highland Show

The Church of Scotland’s support for eco-friendly ideas on energy consumption is being showcased at this year’s Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh.

Life and Work - July issue

Get July's edition of Life and Work! Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland. In a history spanning over 130 years, it has established itself as the pre-eminent voice of the Church of Scotland.