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Church explores issues around independence

25 April, 2013

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

24 April, 2013

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

19 April, 2013

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

Church Theological Report published

16 April, 2013

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

10 April, 2013

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

8 April, 2013

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 ...

Giving thanks for Livingstone’s life

19 March, 2013

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 ...

Moderator welcomes new Pope

14 March, 2013

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 ...

Church welcomes OFT’s final report on payday lenders

6 March, 2013

The Church of Scotland has today welcomed the findings of the Office of Fair Trading’s compliance review into payday lenders and the consequent proposal to refer the sector to the Competition Commission. ...

Lies about poverty: shattering the myths

1 March, 2013

13 million people – including 3.6 million children – live in poverty in the UK today. A major new report shows how evidence and statistics have been misused, misrepresented and manipulated to create myths that ...