News and press releases

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.

Refugee family

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

1 September, 2016

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

Archbishop Justin Welby with John Swinton, the winner of the 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize at the Greenbelt festival (Credit: Alex Baker Photography

Major literary award for Aberdeen theologian

31 August, 2016

A fresh approach to dementia has earned an Aberdeen theologian a prestigious literary award which comes with a £10,000 prize.

Fife Poppies

Christians prepare to celebrate Creation Time

30 August, 2016

Christians across the world are preparing to celebrate Creation Time, the period from 1 September to 4 October dedicated to worshipping our Creator and protecting all of Creation.

Ministers at Wedding Fair

Extremely positive reaction to Kirk presence at wedding fair

29 August, 2016

Kirk ministers took the unusual step of promoting the wider benefits of getting married in church at a wedding fair in Fife yesterday.

Rev Dr Lindsay Schluter

New minister for Hebridean churches

27 August, 2016

A minister has been appointed to lead two Church of Scotland congregations in the Outer Hebrides that have been vacant for eight and five years.

Moderator sends prayers and condolences to Italy after earthquake

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr has sent his condolences to the Italian Consulate General in Scotland  in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Italy.