News and press releases

Asylum seeker

Photo exhibit showcases challenges facing HIV positive refugees and asylum seekers

2 August, 2016

An exhibition on display at the Just Festival from 5-28 August offers a window into the lives of refugees and asylum seekers who are HIV positive.

Pauline Edmiston

Fears over commitment to tackle climate change

30 July, 2016

A leading Churchwoman has urged the UK Government “not to turn away” from a commitment to tackle climate change.

Nancy Loucks

Families Outside: Making it better for prisoners families

29 July, 2016

Life and Work's Jackie Macadam meets Nancy Loucks, church member and chief executive of a charity working with the families of prisoners.

Dylan Harper

Churches step up to feed kids and prevent "summer hunger"

29 July, 2016

Hundreds of under privileged pupils are being served lunch Monday to Friday by big-hearted Church of Scotland congregations in Ayrshire and the Lothians.

On the Road

Coming soon: Kirk roadshows on future of the Church

28 July, 2016

Kirk leaders will be visiting 15 different places across the length and breadth of Scotland to hear your thoughts on the future direction of the Church of Scotland.

Rev Dr Martin Scott

Church condemns "brutal senseless and tragic" murder of priest

27 July, 2016

A senior Church of Scotland official has described the murder of a 84-year-old French priest in his own church as "brutal, senseless and tragic".

Learn Tomorrow's Calling

New Learn publication explores the call to ministry

26 July, 2016

The Church of Scotland has published a new title in its groundbreaking Learn publication series. Learn: Tomorrow's Calling, explores the adventurous journey into ministry through stories of men and women called to serve God.

Abercorn Bibles

'Irreplaceable' 200-year-old Bibles stolen from Abercorn Parish Church

25 July, 2016

Two "highly valued" historic bibles have been stolen from a church in West Lothian which can trace its roots back to 480AD.

Lin Macmillan

Campaigning Kirk official calls on Sir Philip Green to repay BHS pension fund

25 July, 2016

A Church of Scotland employee, who is leading a campaign to "achieve justice" for British Home Store staff and pensioners has described the House of Commons report on the collapse of the company as, "very clear and hardhitting. It lays responsibility squarely at the feet of Philip Green."

Egyptian church works to build understanding among faith groups

Egypt’s record on human rights and sectarian violence has been under fire recently, but Rev Refat Fathy Gergis says he sees cause for hope.