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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.

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.