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Church member wins Dundee Citizen of the Year award

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

Skye Gaelic CD Launch

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.

Peter Bachhouse

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.

Mary McLeod and Anne Macintosh

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.

Egypt St Andrrew's Church Cairo

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.

The Rev Roddy Hamilton

Global success of David Bowie tribute video gives church a major confidence boost

The sensational popularity of a video featuring a church organist paying tribute to the late David Bowie has given his home congregation a confidence boost.

General Assembly to debate Overture

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is to debate whether congregations should be allowed to consider calling a person in a same-sex marriage as a minister or deacon.

Hannah Mary Goodlad

Youth Moderator says science and religion of equal importance to humanity

Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly Moderator argues that science and religion are essential to survival of humanity.


A church that started life as an experiment has celebrated its 50th anniversary

A congregation which started life as a pioneering, multi-denominational "experiment" has celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Barry Hughes and friend at the  Luxembourg  marathon

Rev Barry Hughes completes marathon challenge

Rev Barry Hughes finished 2015 on a high note, reaching hisgoal of running a 26-mile marathon every month of the year.

Attendees at the 2015 Community of Faith

Glasgow 2016 Community of Faith conference sells out--spaces remain for Dumfries and Inverness

The first of three 2016 Community of Faith Conferences has sold out. Book now to reserve your place at one of the remaining two conferences.

Deeside Flood

Four Christian groups are helping Ballater recover from the floods

Rev David Barr says it will take months and possibly a year for the village to get back to normal


Kirk minister tells MSPs that refugees must not be treated like commodities

A Church of Scotland minister has warned MSPs that refugees must be not treated like "excess water or bad weather".

Rev Peter Nimmo

Rev Peter Nimmo: Old High Church belongs to everyone in Inverness

Rev Peter Nimmo's commentary explains why Old High Church must matter to people of all faiths and none who care about Inverness history and traditions.

chris nickol

Church organist becomes global internet sensation with David Bowie tribute

A Church organist who has become an overnight Internet sensation after he played tribute to music icon David Bowie said he was "overwhelmed" by the experience.