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Scottish Parliament

Church applauds MSPs for voting against Trident weapons

Church leaders applauded members of the Scottish Parliament for voting to end the Trident nuclear weapons programme, Tuesday 3 November.

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Moderator delivers love and prayers to Dunfermline Presbytery

The Moderator's visit to Dunfermline Presbytery concluded Sunday with a special Songs of Praise service in Dunfermline Abbey.

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MSPs urged to reject "morally wrong" plans to renew Trident nuclear missiles

The Church of Scotland has urged MSPs to send out a strong message that renewing the UK's nuclear weapons system is "morally wrong".

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Grieving Cults community gathers for vigil in Church

Hundreds of people came to Cults Parish Church Thursday evening for a candlelight vigil to mourn the loss of Bailey Gwynne.

Tomorrow's Calling for prison chaplain

Sheena Orr is a woman on a mission. In her role as chaplain at HMP Edinburgh, the Rev Sheena Orr serves a community behind high walls and even higher security.

Cults Parish Church to hold vigil this evening

Neighbouring Cults Parish Church of Scotland will open on Thursday morning from 9 am and will hold a candlelit vigil at 8 pm on Thursday evening for all moved by the tragedy at Cults Academy. The church in North Deeside Road, just 300 yards from the school, was also a focus yesterday evening.

Cramond minister is Moderator Designate

The Church of Scotland has named the founder of a homeless charity as the next Moderator of the General Assembly.

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator's shock and sadness at death of pupil

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison expresses sadness and shock at the tragic death of a teenager at Cults Academy, as the neighbouring Cults parish church opens its doors to the community.

Manse transformed into temporary GP surgery

A Church of Scotland manse has been converted into a temporary medical centre after a devastating fire destroyed a nearby GP surgery.

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Moderator visits construction sites in Rosyth

As well as viewing progress on the new Forth Road Bridge, the Moderator visited Babcock International where two new aircraft carriers are being built.

Church donates £1200 to help Fife foodbank

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has presented a cheque for £1,200 to help support the operation of a food bank in Fife.

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Dr Alison Elliot OBE honored by Open University

Dr Alison Elliot OBE, who was the first woman to become Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, was one of several distinguished experts to receive an honorary degree from the Open University.

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Moderator looks forward to Dunfermline Presbytery visit

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison will visit schools, businesses and a food bank as well as celebrating 1st Tulliallan Boys Brigade's 75th and Cowdenbeath's 125th.

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Church says proposed 14-day sanctions warning falls short

Church has urged the UK government to undertake a full review of benefits sanctions

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Church urges MSPs to exercise caution over organ donation plans

The Church of Scotland has raised significant concerns about proposals to change the law on organ donation which would mean people would automatically be donors unless they stated otherwise.

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Good Money Week reminds us that financial decisions matter

Our good financial decisions can help other people and our communities.

Boys in The Shed

The Shed nominated for best church building award

The Shed houses youth and community progams run by Martins Memorial Church in Stornoway.

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New book in Learn series to launch this week

Learn: Exploring Faith has sold more than 330 copies pre-publication.

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Broadcaster inspires at media conference

TV and radio presenter Adrian Chiles spoke at the Church Media Network conference in London telling churches they can reconnect with people who have lost their faith.

Moderator leads torchlight procession at Mod

Moderator leads torchlight procession at the Mod

The moderator also had time for a stroll with Ginger the Gaelic hearing dog and a lifeboat rescue demonstration.