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Rt Rev Angus Morrison: Just peacemaking is at the heart of Christian witness

The Moderator put peacemaking at the centre of his sermon for the Parliamentary service 25 November in the Chapel of St Mary, Undercroft.

Syria burns

Church responds to prime minister's call to bomb Syria

Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, convener of the Church and Society Council, said: "As Christians we are called to follow Jesus, the Prince of Peace."

Eilidh Marks

Every little thing we do for the earth counts

The Guild associate secretary Eilidh Marks says: "The Guild cares about climate change. Will you care with us?"

Rev Dr Laurence Whitley

Glasgow Caledonian University honours minister to Glasgow Cathedral

Rev Dr Laurence Whitley was recognised for his outstanding contribution to Glasgow as minister of Glasgow Cathedral.

Rev Trevor Jamieson climate baton

The climate baton heads to Paris with this prayer

Rev Trevor Jamison never thought a piece of recycled wood could be so inspiring.


Schoolboy shadows Kirk minister for work experience

Schoolboy bucks normal expectations and spends a week shadowing a Kirk minister for work experience

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator says climate change is for everyone who cares about justice and peace

Rt Rev Angus Morrison: If we do not act together now, our children will have to say to us, 'You knew and you didn't do enough.'

Hannah Mary Goodlad with climate change image

Youth moderator speaks out for climate justice

Hannah Mary Goodlad, Moderator of the Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly, says climate change is the biggest threat facing our planet today.


Church bewildered by cinema decision on Lord's Prayer advert

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has said it is "bewildering" and "hard to understand" why three cinema chains are refusing to screen an advert featuring the Lord's Prayer before Christmas.

Scotland's Climate March

Join Scotland’s Climate March Saturday 28 November 2015

Church of Scotland members will be at the march to call for action at the Paris Climate Change Summit


Campaigner says Paris climate change talks more important than ever

A defiant campaigner has said taking the climate change message to world leaders in Paris is "more important than ever" following the terrorist attacks a week ago today.

advent calendar

Register now for our new Online Advent Calendar

A new online advent calendar will bring the spirit of Christmas to life with 24 specially created videos made by Church of Scotland ministers.

Catriona Munro

Wanted: Church of Scotland Youth to attend the 2016 General Assembly

Every presbytery in Scotland is looking for a young adult to represent them at the Church of Scotland's annual gathering.

Murdo Maciver

The Shed in Stornoway wins Best Church Building award

The Shed won the Gold Award and Castlemilk Parish Church took the Bronze in the Christian Forum Funders Awards held in London 12 November.


Zambian student shocked by South Leith foodbanks

A Church of Scotland exchange showed a young Zambian woman that poverty exists even in rich countries.

Jonathan F with twibbon

Minister urges people around world to embrace declaration of peace

A Church of Scotland minister is encouraging social media users around the world to embrace a specially designed dove of peace sign to illustrate their desire for an end to armed conflict.


Congregations celebrate Guild Week

The Big Sing is one of the highlights of Guild Week celebrated by congregations across the country from 15-22 Nov.


Inspirational befriender volunteers hailed at Holyrood

Volunteers who enrich the lives of older people who feel isolated in their own homes have been applauded for their efforts in the Scottish Parliament.

St Giles

St Giles hosts hundreds at special memorial service for Paris

Rev Calum MacLeod led the service which was attended by Scotland's Deputy First Minister John Swinney and Consul General of France, Emmanuel Cocher.

Les Invalides

Church contributes a prayer for Paris

'Turn away from evil and do good; strive for peace with all your heart' (Psalm 34:14, Good News Version)