News and press releases

Actor Duncan Rennie as Jesus.

Ground-breaking Passion Plays this Easter

11 April, 2017

This Holy Week as people across Scotland celebrate Easter with everything from children's egg hunts to special church services, churches in Hamilton and Edinburgh will be taking the Easter message into their community with ground-breaking productions of the Passion Play.

Brexit conference

Christian unity needed more than ever, Brexit conference told

10 April, 2017

The need for Christian denominations in the UK to work together is greater than ever, a church conference in Edinburgh on Brexit has been told.

Moderator at Arras Edinburgh event

Moderator leads Arras centenary commemoration with special prayer

9 April, 2017

Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly conducted the centenary commemoration service for the Battle of Arras Sunday 9 April at the Faubourg d’Amiens Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Arras, France.

Dalmeny Kirk

Sneak preview of stunning kirk 360 imagery

7 April, 2017

Cutting-edge 360 view photography of iconic Kirk buildings is set to offer new perspectives on some of the country’s most sacred spaces.

Jan Steyn

New minister for Scots Kirk in Paris

7 April, 2017

A Fife minister is following in the footsteps of a legendary Second World War hero and taking up a new role in France.

Graeme Johnston

Investing in young people achieves results in Arran

7 April, 2017

Two staff members at Church-supported Arran Youth Foundations have been named full-time and part-time Youth Worker of the Year at an awards ceremony for Youthlink, the national agency for youth work.

Inchture Church

Village church transformed into a seven day week community hub

6 April, 2017

A village church has been transformed into a seven-day-a-week community hub following a £500,000 refurbishment.

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Churches gather in Edinburgh to discuss Brexit reality

5 April, 2017

Church representatives from across Britain, Ireland and continental Europe will gather in Edinburgh today to discuss how they adapt to the new post-European landscape of the United Kingdom.

Mrs Barr holding photo of Pt David Wyllie

Arras centenary has personal meaning for Mrs Barr

5 April, 2017

As thousands of Scots come together to remember those who fell one hundred years ago at the Battle of Arras in France, it will be an especially poignant time for the Moderator and his wife who are attending the official commemorations this weekend.