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Lord Selkirk to meet boys at Geilsland School

Boys at Geilsland School will have a very important visitor for afternoon tea this Monday (May 20) when Lord Douglas of Selkirk, the Lord High Commissioner of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland tours their school

Relative of David Livingstone appeals for understanding of ‘flawed’ national hero

Three great grandchildren of the missionary and explorer David Livingstone are to be special guests at the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Plea for return of missing Church treasures

The Church has made a fresh plea for the return of church treasures that went missing a month ago.

Church projects finalists in national care awards

Two Church of Scotland projects are in the final of the 2013 Care Accolades awards, the ‘Oscars’ of the social services world.

Church statement: Afghanistan deaths

Moderator's statement on Afghanistan deaths.

Church explores issues around independence

Three Councils within the Church are proposing that the Scottish Government’s draft Scottish constitution is published before Scots take part in the historic vote on independence in September 2014.

Food is a gift from God

The number of people using emergency food banks has more than doubled in Scotland in the last year according to the Trussell Trust.

May issue of Life and Work

May’s edition of Life and Work, the magazine of the Church of Scotland, is on sale now.

Church welcomes move to retain religious observance in schools

The Church welcomes the move from Gary Bennett, an Edinburgh father, who has launched a petition for religious observance in schools to be protected.

Church Theological Report published

The 2011 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland appointed a Theological Commission to bring to the General Assembly of 2013 a report on same sex relationships and the Ministry.

Reward for return of missing Church treasures

The Church is offering a substantial reward subject to specific conditions for the return of a historic cross and ring which were in a bag that went missing from Edinburgh Airport.

Moderator appeals for return of missing items

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland the Right Reverend Albert Bogle has appealed for the return of items of jewellery which were in a bag that went missing from Edinburgh Airport.

April issue of Life and Work

The April edition of Life and Work, the magazine of the Church of Scotland, is on sale now.

Moderator attends Archbishop of Canterbury enthronement

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Albert Bogle, will attend the official enthronement of the new Archbishop of Canterbury today.

Church responds to referendum date announcement

The Church of Scotland has welcomed today’s announcement of the date of the referendum on the future of Scotland as 18 September 2014.

Response to Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill Consultation

The Church of Scotland has submitted its response to the Scottish Government consultation on the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill, and has re-iterated its views on same sex marriage.

Statement from Church Leaders on Livingstone Bicentenary

We remember with gratitude the life and witness of David Livingstone who campaigned vigorously against the slave trade during his life time.

Giving thanks for Livingstone’s life

Today, Rt Rev Albert Bogle, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, will participate in a service of thanksgiving for the life of David Livingstone at Westminster Abbey, to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Chancellor’s Budget is an opportunity to end myths about poverty

Government must acknowledge the hardship faced by the 13 million people living in poverty.

Moderator welcomes new Pope

Welcoming the news of the election of the new Pope, the Rt Rev Albert Bogle, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland said: "We in the Church of Scotland extend to our friends in the Roman Catholic Church our best wishes on hearing the news of the election of Pope Francis I.