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Church tackles digital divide

The Church of Scotland is totally switched on and committed to tackling the digital divide.

Youth Moderator makes plea against domestic violence

Speaking to the General Assembly this afternoon, the Moderator of the National Youth Assembly, Euan Patterson, urged all male delegates to support the White Ribbon Campaign against domestic violence.

Pay increase unlikely for Ministers in 2014 as Church promises salary review

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has reluctantly accepted that in the present financial climate there is unlikely to be much of a pay increase for ministers in 2014.


Staff accept new working conditions - jobs and money saved

All Presbytery and Parish workers for the Church of Scotland have accepted changes to their working conditions, which will save saving the organisation £500,000 a year when they are fully implemented by 2016.

Church seeks younger Ministers

The Church of Scotland has put a call out for younger people to take up the calling for Ministry.

General Assembly urged to Go For It

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has been urged to help communities Go For It!

‘Here I am Lord. Send me!’: Celebrating the contribution of the Diaconate

The Church of Scotland’s Ministries Council has today called for the recruitment of more Deacons. It also gave thanks for and affirmed the distinctive ministry of the Diaconate. 

HM Forces Assembly report dedicated to Gen. Sir Michael Gow

Church of Scotland chaplains have continued to provide pastoral care and support for the servicemen and women in Afghanistan and other parts of the world as well as their families back home.

Church seeks to implement wider review and development of its Ministry and Ministers

The Church is to introduce a plan to ensure the continued professional development of its Ministers.

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.