News and press releases

Rev Fiona Mathieson featured in No1 magazine

Parish minister profiled in popular magazine

28 November, 2016

Rev Fiona Mathieson, minister at Carrick Knowe church in Edinburgh, is interviewed in the December issue of No1 Magazine, which calls itself 'Scotland's glamorous glossy for women'. Mrs Mathieson answered questions for the magazine's A Day in the Life of... ...

Very Rev Dr John Chalmers

Aberdeen University awards honorary degree to Kirk's Principal Clerk

28 November, 2016

Very Rev John Chalmers, Principal Clerk to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Aberdeen. The Doctor of Divinity degree, awarded on Friday 25 November recognises his contributions as ...

New book looks at spiritual needs of sick children

23 November, 2016

For children, a stay in hospital can be a frightening experience, but a new book by Rev Dr Alister Bull, secretary of the Mission and Discipleship Council, aims to help healthcare professionals understand and support children dealing with illness and ...

A wing, a ring and a prayer

22 November, 2016

A Church of Scotland minister was sworn to secrecy by a bridegroom, when he officiated at a traditional wedding ceremony with an unusual twist.

Emotional reunion for Holocaust heroine relatives

19 November, 2016

Proud relatives of the only Scot to be officially honoured for giving her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls during the Holocaust have attended a special reunion to view her handwritten will.

‘A Light for Aleppo’ aims to send hope to Syria

18 November, 2016

Communities across the country are being urged to support ‘A light for Aleppo, a light for all’, by lighting candles on Sunday 20 November as a gesture of support for the men, women and children trapped in the besieged Syrian ...