News and press releases

Archbishop Cushley invests Dame Sheilagh Kesting with the Order of St Gregory the Great

Former Moderator "knighted" by Roman Catholic Church

12 November, 2016

A former Moderator of the General Assembly has been awarded one of the highest honours in the Roman Catholic Church for her work to build good relationships among churches in Scotland.

Glasgow Presbytery in Pakistan

Visa problems disrupt Glasgow Presbytery’s twinning link

11 November, 2016

Church guarantees have failed to persuade the UK Borders Agency to grant visas to two Pakistani Christians who had hoped to visit Glasgow this year. Glasgow Presbytery is in the process of creating a twinning link with the Diocese of Hyderabad, but has found its efforts repeatedly frustrated by officialdom.

Russell Barr

Moderator urges people to keep the faith in wake of US election result

9 November, 2016

Moderator urges people to keep faith in God following US Presidential election result.


Moderator joins 225 international faith leaders in signing climate change statement

9 November, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr has joined more than 250 international faith leaders to urge governments around the world to act urgently to fulfil the promises made in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Rev Alan Sorensen

Greenock minister restores 'Boys on Bronze' war memorial

9 November, 2016

A Greenock minister has been burning the midnight oil preparing for Remembrance Sunday, not writing his sermon but restoring a WW1 war memorial.

Bob Mallinson

MSPs told Jesus Christ transforms lives

8 November, 2016

The Church of Scotland has an "extremely important" role to play in society and will continue to do so for years to come, MSPs have been told.

Refugee family

First Minister and faith leaders discuss the plight of refugees

8 November, 2016

Very Rev John Chalmers and David Bradwell, refugee co-ordinator for Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees, will join Scottish faith leaders at a meeting with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this afternoon, Tuesday 8 November.

Rev Andrew Haddow 2

Eyemouth poppies display inspired by Tower of London memorial

5 November, 2016

A stunning sea of red ceramic poppies has been “planted” in the grounds of a church to mark Armistice Day and Remembrance Day.

Rev Dr Richard Frazer

Churches say benefits cap will hit children hardest

4 November, 2016

The new cap on benefits set to be introduced next week will lead to a ten-fold increase in the number of Scottish families having their benefits limited over the next 4 years. It is estimated more than 11,000 families across Scotland will have their benefits capped by 2020.

Kirk of St Nicholas holds service of remembrance for oil and gas workers who died offshore

4 November 2016

This Saturday, one day before the 30th anniversary of the worst helicopter disaster in our history, a special Service of Remembrance for all those who have died offshore will be held at the Kirk of St Nicholas in Union Street, Aberdeen.