News and press releases

Rev David McNeish

The Church is taking a fresh look at Pilgrimage

14 April, 2017

This year the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be asked to reverse centuries of hostility to the ancient practice of pilgrimage and to affirm its place within the life of the church. Rev Dr Richard Frazer, Convener of the Kirk’s Church and Society Council believes pilgrimages offer a genuine and meaningful spiritual pathway for modern-day Christians. “Worship comes in many forms and pilgrimage is one of them,” he says.

Madoes community

Cash boost for Perthshire kirk community project

13 April, 2017

A Kirk-backed community project in Perthshire has been given a cash boost to help it enhance the quality of life for hundreds of people.

Marcus Dean and Deirdre McDowell

Paisley Thread Mill Museum hosts Holocaust heroine's niece

12 April, 2017

Marcus Dean, chair of the Paisley Thread Mill Museum, was astonished to find that Scots Holocaust heroine Jane Haining, who briefly worked at the Paisley thread factory, once lived and studied in his Edinburgh home.

Luke moderator

Surprise ‘Hero’ award delights Fife Sunday school teacher

11 April, 2017

A Sunday school teacher from Fife who has been recognised for her life changing impact in a Scotland wide campaign has been reunited with a former member of her church youth group.

Actor Duncan Rennie as Jesus.

Ground-breaking Passion Plays this Easter

11 April, 2017

This Holy Week as people across Scotland celebrate Easter with everything from children's egg hunts to special church services, churches in Hamilton and Edinburgh will be taking the Easter message into their community with ground-breaking productions of the Passion Play.

Rev Ian Alexander with Pope Tawadros II

Coptic Christians suffer two deadly attacks at start of Holy Week

10 April, 2017

Rev Ian Alexander, Secretary to the Church of Scotland's World Mission Council, has sent messages of condolence to Protestant Churches in Egypt and to Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt, after Christians in Egypt suffered two attacks on Palm Sunday.

Brexit conference

Christian unity needed more than ever, Brexit conference told

10 April, 2017

The need for Christian denominations in the UK to work together is greater than ever, a church conference in Edinburgh on Brexit has been told.

Moderator at Arras Edinburgh event

Moderator leads Arras centenary commemoration with special prayer

9 April, 2017

Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly conducted the centenary commemoration service for the Battle of Arras Sunday 9 April at the Faubourg d’Amiens Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Arras, France.

Dalmeny Kirk

Sneak preview of stunning kirk 360 imagery

7 April, 2017

Cutting-edge 360 view photography of iconic Kirk buildings is set to offer new perspectives on some of the country’s most sacred spaces.