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Lent - a season for making changes

5 March, 2014

The season of Lent is part of the Church Calendar for focusing our worship in a particular way. It lasts for approximately for six weeks and leads up to Easter.

New report confirms success of Chance to Thrive project

26 February, 2014

Chance to Thrive is a five year long project funded by the Kirk’s General Trustees and Ministries Council. It supports and mentors eight congregations who live in some of the poorest parishes in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, ...

Moderator visits scene of genocide

21 February, 2014

In the midst of the bloody Bosnian war, the UN designated Srebrenica a protected safe haven. Thousands flocked there. Somehow this "safe" UN base was to become the scene of the largest massacre on European ...

Guild National Convener and Vice Convener appointments

20 February, 2014

Following the February meeting of the Church of Scotland Guild’s National Executive committee, it was announced that Kay Keith from Dumfries Presbyterial Council would be National Convener for the coming year.

Moderator visits Bosnia

17 February, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland this week embarked on a four day visit of Bosnia to see first-hand the after effects of the Srebrenica genocide.

Moderator reveals new Kirk treasures

13 February, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland unveiled the cross which will replace the original item which was stolen from Edinburgh Airport last year.

Church expresses dismay at blasphemy law reform in Pakistan

30 January, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Reverend Lorna Hood has written to William Hague the Foreign Secretary and the High Commissioner of Pakistan, Wajid Shamsul Hassan about blasphemy ...