News and press releases

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."

Rev Refat Fathy Gergis

Egyptian church works to build understanding among faith groups

25 July, 2016

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.

Srebrenica memorial service

Remembering Srebrenica memorial shows why we must unite against hate

22 July, 2016

Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood hosted Scotland’s 2016 Srebrenica Memorial Day Commemoration at Cathcart Old Parish Church on 15 July.

Munro minister

Kirk minister bags all 282 Munros in charity climb

22 July, 2016

A Church of Scotland minister has raised thousands of pounds to help tackle violence against women by climbing all of the country's 282 Munro mountains.

St Giles exhibit

Long lost WW1 Gaelic Bible discovered at St Giles

21 July, 2016

A beautifully preserved Gaelic Bible dating back to the First World War has been discovered at St Giles Cathedral in ‪Edinburgh.

Commons vote to renew Trident regrettable

19 July, 2016

Church and Society Council convener laments "regrettable" decision to renew Britain's nuclear deterrent

Gairloch and Dundonnell welcome a new minister

The Church of Scotland parish of Gairloch and Dundonnell has welcomed a new minister. Rev Stuart Smith was installed at a service on Friday 15 July, attended by many from near and far.