News and press releases

Andrew MacPherson

Silence is not strength when it comes to our mental health

9 September, 2016

A young Church leader is urging men to start talking about their emotions and the difficulties they face instead of “sweeping everything under the carpet.”

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr

Suicide prevention: the Church as a community of carers

9 September, 2016

The Moderator is encouraging church members to learn more about how to prevent suicide and how to support family members and friends who are going through a mental health crisis.

New movement explores contemporary ways of doing church

8 September, 2016

A new Church of Scotland movement is examining exciting ways of spreading the Gospel in a changing landscape.

Sally Magnusson

Music and song ring out at the Guild's Annual Gathering

8 September, 2016

The Guild’s Annual Gathering brought 2,100 people from all over Scotland to the Caird Hall in Dundee for an inspiring weekend of sharing, worship, song and even dancing in the aisles. Another 600 people took part in the event by watching a live feed in homes and churches across the country.

Nepali Family

Kirk raises £200,000 for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

7 September, 2016

Church of Scotland congregations have raised £200,000 for the Let us Build a House campaign, which is helping rebuild communities in Nepal after the devastating earthquake of April 2015 left more than 700,000 people homeless.

MSPs told Church making God’s love felt one life at a time

6 September, 2016

MSPs told Glasgow church making God's love felt one life at a time

Castlemilk ribbon cutting

New Church favours Community Meals over Food Banks

5 September, 2016

The new Castlemilk Church in Glasgow opened its doors to more than 400 people this weekend as it embarks on a renewed mission to serve the people of the local community. It is one of several church supported groups to receive grant aid to set up community food projects over the next 18 months.

Rev Chris Kellock

Army chaplain says working in Ebola hospital a great privilege

3 September, 2016

A Scots Army Chaplain has revealed he was given just 24-hours’ notice before being deployed on his first operational tour of duty in Ebola stricken Sierra Leone

Road show

Castlemilk Church opening heralds start of Kirk roadshows

2 September, 2016

A new church is opening in Glasgow this weekend as people are invited to attend the first in a series of 'On The Road' events to help plan the future of the Church to 2020 and beyond.

Kirk urges people to sign petition and pray as Scotland welcomes 1000th Syrian refugee

The Kirk has welcomed the news that 1,000 Syrian refugees have now been given safe haven in Scotland.