News and press releases

St Blanes stall

Dunblane show crowds enjoy free blessings

13 July, 2016

Visitors to the Dunblane Fling and the Dunblane and Doune Show came away with some unexpected gifts. St Blane's Church of Scotland linked with Lecropt Kirk had a stall at both events, where they gave away "bags of blessing" to more than 350 people.


Church condemns rush to vote on Trident

12 July, 2016

The Church of Scotland has long argued the UK should not possess weapons of mass destruction, and condemns the UK Government’s decision to vote on the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system next week.

Prayer for South Sudan

Moderator issues prayer for peace in South Sudan

12 July, 2016

A prayer has been issued by the Moderator of the General Assembly seeking prayer and healing for the people of South Sudan amid renewed hostilities. The Church has strong links with our mission partner in South Sudan and it's hoped congregations will hold them in prayerful support.

Rev Angus Macleod of St Columba’s Church of Scotland Pont St. London,

Iraq chaplain reveals sadness at Chilcot findings

12 July, 2016

A former military chaplain in Iraq has revealed his sadness at the Chilcot report's findings that alternatives to war were not pursued before Britain and the United States launched the Iraq War.

Anonymous group of people

Minister appointed to lead Place for Hope charity

8 July, 2016

Church of Scotland minister Ruth Harvey has been announced as the new head of the leading mediation charity Place for Hope. She takes over as director in October.

Church calls for action on EU Citizens right to stay

7 July, 2016

The Government is being urged to recognise parliament’s wish that European nationals should be granted the right to remain in the UK following the European Union Referendum result. Rev Dr Richard Frazer, says the UK Government must resist using EU citizens as a bargaining chip in future negotiations.

National War Memorial

Moderator addresses national service on 'deeply personal nature of war'

6 July, 2016

The Moderator has addressed the annual service at the Scottish National War Memorial on the 'deeply personal nature of war'. His address came as the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war reported its findings.


Bridging the Gap: Let's Get Online

5 July, 2016

The SRT Project's Policy Officer Dr Murdo Macdonald shares stories of churches and church-centered organisations which are closing the digital divide for some of Scotland's poorest communities.

Bible and Cross

Comments invited on updated Disciplinary Code

4 July, 2016

The Legal Questions Committee is inviting comments on a proposed new Discipline Act for the Church to be submitted by October 31st.

Meet Your MSP Congratulated in Scottish Parliament

MSP congratulates Meet Your MSP project as a way to hold communities together in 'difficult times'.