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Aberdeen residents honoured for 1,500 year collective service to Church

A group of people have been honoured for collectively giving more than 1,500 years "selfless and unstinting" service to the Church of Scotland in Aberdeen.

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Church welcomes action plan to tackle Female Genital Mutilation

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a new action plan to ensure teachers, NHS staff and social workers are better equipped to spot the signs of girls and women at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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Christian rock band rediscovered after 40 years

It is every aging rocker's dream come true. A church minister, a computer programmer, a property valuer and a mortgage advisor are enjoying newfound fame after a Christian rock album they made as young rockers has become a collector's item - and has been re-released.


Churches call for more funding to help people in and around Syria

Four major UK Churches have called on governments to provide substantial new funding to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria including refugees in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.


Sixth denomination poised to join Credit Union

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a decision to allow a sixth denomination to join the Churches Mutual Credit Union which aims to show banks and pay day lenders a fairer approach to finance.

Youth Moderator visits St Paul's Youth Forum

Youth Moderator visits three Go For It projects

Hannah Mary visited churches in some of Glasgow's most challenged communities

Moderator with Synod of the Nile Council for services and development

Egyptian Church gives inspirational example of community leadership

On his visit to Egypt the Moderator of the General Assembly learned how church outreach projects are making a positive difference in tackling the most difficult challenges.


Kirk supported Leprosy projects highlighted at Holyrood

Vital work supported by the Church of Scotland to help combat the scourge of Leprosy in Africa has been highlighted in the Scottish Parliament.


Landmark report on historic Ecumenical partnership plans published

A landmark Report which proposes that the Church of Scotland and the Church of England enter into an historic ecumenical partnership agreement has been published today.


Church member wins Dundee Citizen of the Year award

A Church of Scotland member has been named Dundee's Citizen of the Year 2016.

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Skye Church launches new CD of Gaelic hymns

A Church in Skye has released a new CD of Gaelic hymns as part of moves to revive Gaelic worship in the Kirk.

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Royal chapel set to re-open to public

A Royal chapel considered to be one of Scotland's architectural jewels is set to be re-opened to the public on a regular basis.

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Kirk appoints two senior staff: Solicitor of the Church and General Treasurer

The Church of Scotland has made two senior staff appointments. Ms Mary Macleod has been named as the new Solicitor of the Church and Law Agent of the General Assembly. Mrs Anne Macintosh has been appointed as the new General Treasurer.

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St Andrew's refugee project in Cairo leaves lasting impression on Moderator

Refugees in Cairo issued a plea for the UK to take in more people seeking asylum telling the Moderator that thousands of people feel trapped and hopeless.


New minister says role the “most fulfilling" he has ever had.

Life in an Orkney island parish has given a former hospital doctor and political campaigner the "most fulfilling" role he has ever had.


Married couple ordained as ministers on same day

A married couple were ordained as Church of Scotland ministers at the same "beautiful and moving" service.


Woman in court over elderly Fife church member's death

A woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of Fife pensioner Mary Logie.


Iconic ceramic poppies going on display at Orkney's St Magnus Cathedral

A "spectacular" display of thousands of ceramic poppies is to be installed at Orkney's iconic Magnus Cathedral to mark the centenary of a legendary sea battle.


Minister asks MSPs if they walk in the gutter or on the pavement

Minister asks MSPs if they walk in the gutter or in the pavement in Scottish Parliament address.