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Church backs supporting More than Gold

The Church is supporting plans to make the 2014 Commonwealth Games a Christian as well as athletic celebration.

Young people have important role in developing the Church

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has pledged its commitment to ensuring the voice of young people will be heard and assist in its development and growth.

Pioneering church project comes to Scotland

The Church of Scotland’s Mission and Discipleship Council has today indicated it is planning for growth in numbers and not managing decline, encouraging the pioneering work of ‘Fresh Expressions.’

Guild in rallying call for new members

The Church of Scotland Guild has issued a rousing, rallying call to recruit new members including more men and younger people and for new groups to be set up.

Convener vows CrossReach will not reduce service quality of care

The Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Social Care Council the Reverend Syd Graham emphasised to the General Assembly today that despite facing serious financial challenges his council would not be reducing the quality of services across Scotland.

The Livingstone Great Grandchilden I presume...

Today, Tuesday May 21, four surviving relatives of great grandchildren of legendary Scottish missionary, explorer and hero Dr David Livingstone were the special guests at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Church finds common ground in sexuality debate

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in a groundbreaking decision called for the Church to maintain its historic doctrine in relation to human sexuality but, in line with the Kirk’s historic position of allowing congregations to call their own minister, to permit an individual Kirk Session to call a minister in a civil partnership if it chooses to do so.

The cup of hope: The Moderator's sermon

The Moderator's complete sermon urging the General Assembly to unite.

Moderator urges General Assembly to Unite

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend Lorna Hood has indicated insight and respect for the wide range of views among members of the Church.

5000 attend Heart and Soul

Thousands flock to celebration of Celtic Christianity.

Scotland on Sunday correction

In today's Scotland on Sunday article on the General Assembly two significant mistakes were made. David Fergusson wrote to clarify.

Former Moderator calls for more in ministry

A former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland warned the Church that it has to do more to attract people to the ministry and reduce the time it takes for candidates to the ministry to be trained.

The Very Reverend Albert Bogle's reflection on his year in office address to the Assembly

The Very Reverend Albert Bogle's reflection on his year in office in his address to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Church takes urgent action to tackle growing pensions deficit

The Church has agreed today to take urgent action to tackle a growing pensions deficit.

New Moderator makes history

History was made when The Right Reverend Lorna Hood, Minister of  Renfrew North Parish Church and a Queen’s Chaplain was today, Saturday May 18, installed as the new The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Prayer for the Church

A Church of Scotland congregation in Stornoway in the Western Isles, is inviting all congregations in the Church to join with them in an hour of prayer on Monday 20 May 2013.

The Lord High Commissioner's Speech

Opening Speech of the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on Saturday 18 May.

Karen Matheson to sing at Heart and Soul

Gaelic singer, Karen Matheson, is going to sing at the Ross Band Stand in Princes Street Gardens on Sunday as part of a Christian festival celebrating the life and work of the Church of Scotland.

The Inheritance of Abraham: revised report released

The Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland today, 17 May, has released a revised version of its report, 'The Inheritance of Abraham?' prior to the meeting of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland next week.

New Moderator’s brush with the law

Reverend Lorna Hood who is about to become the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is well used to wearing a dog collar. But the Minister found herself envisaging a new type of “collar” when she set about dealing with the loss of the Moderator's ring.