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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Service

To mark Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, St Andrew’s Church in Lisbon is to host a special service and lunch on Sunday 10 June at 1100 The Diamond Jubilee Service will draw together excerpts from the liturgies to be offered in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II cathedrals in London, Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow.

Church Continues to Strengthen Protection of Children and Adults at Risk

The General Assembly of The Church of Scotland will hear about plans the Church has in place as the largest ‘employer’ of volunteers in Scotland as it implements the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007, when it meets later this month.

Congregations to ‘Go For It’

Community projects in Scotland will benefit to the tune of £1m under a new streamlined Church of Scotland fund.

Speech by Rev. Syd Graham, Convener of Social Care Council CrossReach

Speech by Rev. Syd Graham, Convener of Social Care Council CrossReach.

Inter-church congregations encouraged

The Church of Scotland has welcomed the prospect of more local partnerships with other Christian denominations.

Church council manages to balance its books

The Church of Scotland’s General Assembly will hear how one of its councils managed to balance its books following reorganisation two years ago.

Church to embrace digital technology

The Church of Scotland must adapt and evolve to keep up with the digital revolution, according to a report which has been considered by its ruling body.

Church and Society Council calls for action on major issues

A Church of Scotland Council has called for action from everyone to combat human trafficking, for sectarianism to be challenged community by community and for Social Justice to be at the heart of the debate about constitutional change when it presented its wide ranging report to the Kirk’s General Assembly.

Church’s Economics Commission preaches good economics with moral vision

Pay day loans, austerity measures and tax dodgers came under fire yesterday (Monday May 21) as the Church and Society Council gave its report.

Church calls for debate about ethical consequences of better scientific understanding of how our brains work

The Church of Scotland has challenged the idea that the choices human beings make can be reduced only to chemical or electrical reactions in our neurones. 

Lord High Commissioner addressing the General Assembly

The Lord High Commissioner addressed the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland on the opening day as the Queen’s representative at the Assembly.

Church says there is more than pandas connecting Scotland to China

There is much more to the relationship between China and Scotland than pandas. The Church of Scotland and partners in China are working together, acknowledging the past and looking forward for new opportunities to build mutually enriching relationships.

About the new Moderator

Right Reverend Albert Bogle is the new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Glasgow women tell how ‘self-reliance’ has changed their lives

A group of Glasgow women revealed how their lives have been transformed at an event celebrating the success of Self-Reliant Groups (SRGs).

Faiths urge MSPs to back new report

MSPs have been urged to support the findings of a new report which examines the treatment of female offenders in Scotland.

Heart for Art launched

Heart of Art launched - breaking barriers in partnership with the Guild.

Economics Commissioner saddened by "ill-considered" response to Money Report

Last weekend the Scotsman newspaper carried an opinion piece written by a member of a Conservative website called "Think Scotland" critical of the Church of Scotland's Special Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity's report "A Right Relationship with Money."

Church backs Kinship Carers street demos

Senior Church of Scotland ministers have given their backing to thousands of grandparents across Scotland expected to take to the streets today seeking political support for vulnerable children living with non-parental family and friends.

New project support from the Church of Scotland Guild in its anniversary year

Today sees the launch of a new set of projects which will be supported by the 28,000-strong members of the Guild.

The Moderator's speech to the STUC

The Moderator of the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland, the Right Reverend David Arnott, today addressed the Scottish Trade Union Congress at Inverness, in what is thought to be the first speech by a Moderator to the congress. Read his speech.