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500 years since the Battle of Flodden

Today marks the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, the largest battle ever fought between England and Scotland, and one which proved to be the greatest defeat for the kingdom of Scotland.

New Dean of the Chapel Royal and Queen’s Chaplain inducted

A military hero, badly injured in Afghanistan proudly accompanied his father to the morning service at St Giles Cathedral on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh where he was one of two Church of Scotland ministers inducted into prestigious new royal roles.

Moderator highlights difficulties women face in the Church

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland has indicated some women members face difficulties in playing a full role in the life of the Church.

Malawi links to be highlighted at Guild Annual Meeting

The Church of Scotland Guild will use its 2013 Annual Meeting in Dundee to hear the inspirational story of the 500 Miles charity which is doing vital work for amputees in Malawi – a country the Church has strong links to.

Moderator offers hands-on support for victims of Syrian crisis

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, Right Reverend Lorna Hood has shown her support for the victims of the conflict in Syria by donning an apron and hosting a special meal at her official residence.

Church calls on shoppers and retailers to keep on buying Bangladeshi goods

A former Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland is to help launch a major national campaign calling for better rights for garment workers in Bangladesh.

Moderator blows the trumpet for a monstrous regiment of women

What would John Knox think if he knew women hold a number of prominent positions within in the Church of Scotland? “Not very impressed,” is the view of the Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood.

The Church on Religious Observance in schools

The Church has written to a Scottish Parliament Committee to question calls for religious observance in non-denominational schools to be made opt-in.

Moderator touched by the friendliest of Highland welcomes

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, Right Reverend Lorna Hood has been overwhelmed in her visit to Lochcarron and Skye, the first of her four presbytery visits.

Church celebrates the life and work of former Moderator

Ahead of the 100 year anniversary of his birth the Church celebrates the life and work of T. F. Torrance, who has been acknowledged as one of the most significant theologians of the 20th century.

Shetland helicopter crash

Commenting on the news of the fatalities in the crash, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Reverend Lorna Hood said: “We offer our deepest sympathy and heartfelt sorrow as we pray for all those grieving loss this morning.

Moderator visits award winning Elgin youth cafe and Step by Step in Moray

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood, is today visiting a youth cafe in Moray which has just won an award for outstanding work with young people. During her day trip the Moderator will also visit a toddler group for young mothers.

Justice campaign for Bangladeshi garment workers

A former Church of Scotland Moderator is leading the charge for better rights and safer working conditions for Bangladeshi garment workers in the run up to Christmas and the winter sales.

Moderator visits addiction help centre two doors from legal highs shop

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood, is visiting the Havilah Trust addiction support centre in Arbroath.

Moderator calls for more attention and resources for young people in the Church

The Moderator of the General Assembly for The Church of Scotland has called for changes to ensure that more children and young adults have a central role in the life of the Church. 

Young Christians seek their identity at Youth Assembly

Young Christians from all over Scotland are gathering in Dundee for The Church of Scotland’s National Youth Assembly (NYA).

Life and Work magazine

September Life and Work out now

Features on the Scottish independence debate and the origins of the Harvest Thanksgiving celebrations are just some of the topics that can be found in the September edition of Life and Work magazine.

Moderator takes Salute

The Right Rev Lorna Hood, Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, took the salute at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Moderator sings songs of praise

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Right Reverend Lorna Hood will appear on the BBC’s Songs of Praise programme on Sunday 18 August at 5pm.

Minister praises phenomenal decade of fundraising

An Edinburgh minister has congratulated his congregation on a fantastic fundraising effort after raising more than £200,000 for charity.