News and press releases

‘Invisible Church’ author optimistic about future of faith

29 December, 2016

This first book to consider why people stop attending church based on thorough research turned into a publishing phenomenon this year. Author Steve Aisthorpe’s “The Invisible Church” became an instant best seller, and challenged many ...

Bob Mallinson

Top stories of the year

28 December, 2016

We have compiled our Top Ten lists of our most popular stories on the Church website, Facebook and Twitter channels according to audience reach over recent months. Some of the results are surprising! ...

Colin’s Egyptian mission to strengthen faith links

27 December, 2016

The past year has seen a worrying number of atrocities including the bombing at the Egyptian capital’s Coptic cathedral earlier this month. In the autumn, our mission partner Rev Colin Johnston moved to Cairo to ...

Esther Green

Moray church turns to social media to find new minister

26 December, 2016

A Scottish parish church has produced a 90-second video ‘ad’ to help them find their next minister. The short film starring members of Keith: St Rufus, Botriphnie and Grange Church has been produced as part ...

Rev Sarah Brown cooking

Castlemilk serves up Christmas community meal

24 December, 2016

Castlemilk Parish Church is supporting a community Christmas dinner this Sunday thanks to a partnership with a neighbouring cafe. Rev Sarah Brown says the meal is a special occasion to bring the whole community together. ...

Couple watching video

Churches sharing services online this Christmas

23 December, 2016

A growing number of churches will be sharing their services online this Christmas. With storms threatening to disrupt travel arrangements across the country we've compiled a list of several congregations which you can join their ...