News and press releases

St Giles exhibit

Long lost WW1 Gaelic Bible discovered at St Giles

21 July, 2016

A beautifully preserved Gaelic Bible dating back to the First World War has been discovered at St Giles Cathedral in ‪Edinburgh.

Commons vote to renew Trident regrettable

19 July, 2016

Church and Society Council convener laments "regrettable" decision to renew Britain's nuclear deterrent

Rev Stuart Smith

Gairloch and Dundonnell welcome a new minister

18 July, 2016

The Church of Scotland parish of Gairloch and Dundonnell has welcomed a new minister. Rev Stuart Smith was installed at a service on Friday 15 July, attended by many from near and far.

Rev Marc Bircham

Perth minister raises £3000 for community hub

16 July, 2016

Rev Marc Bircham spent a week completing bizarre tasks, physical challenges and random acts of kindness to help build a community hub that will host badly needed services for families, vhildren teens and elderly residents in the Carse of Gowrie.

Candles

A prayer for all those affected by the attack in Nice

15 July, 2016

News of last night's terror attack in Nice has shocked and saddened people throughout the world.

Youth Mods

Last chance to register for the National Youth Assembly

15 July, 2016

Registrations for the National Youth Assembly—to be held August 19-22 at Gartmore House—will close Monday 18 July. Young adults who want to attend should book one of the few spaces available now.

Downing Street

Moderator prays for new Prime Minister and her government

14 July, 2016

The Moderator of the General Assembly has contributed a prayer for the new Prime Minister and her ministerial team as they form the UK's new government.

One of the worst-hit districts is Nsanje where Christian Aid runs a Scottish Government-funded Climate Justice Project.

Church backs urgent appeal for Malawi

14 July, 2016

The Church of Scotland's World Mission Council is urging church members to support a new Christian Aid Appeal for Malawi, launched today. The appeal comes as 6.5 million people in Malawi are facing food shortages because of failed harvests across the region.

St Blanes stall

Dunblane show crowds enjoy free blessings

13 July, 2016

Visitors to the Dunblane Fling and the Dunblane and Doune Show came away with some unexpected gifts. St Blane's Church of Scotland linked with Lecropt Kirk had a stall at both events, where they gave away "bags of blessing" to more than 350 people.

Church condemns rush to vote on Trident

12 July 2016

The Church of Scotland has long argued the UK should not possess weapons of mass destruction, and condemns the UK Government’s decision to vote on the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system next week.