News and press releases

Colin Sinclair

Church of Scotland responds to Social Attitudes Survey

5 April, 2016

A senior Kirk official warns against measuring the strength of the Church by reports of a decline in membership numbers.


Ordinary people speak truth to power at unique Scottish Parliament election hustings event

5 April, 2016

Hundreds of people attended a unique Scottish Parliament election hustings event in Edinburgh last night organised by the Church of Scotland.

Dorothy makes palm crosses

Edinburgh Kirk hosts first bilingual Messy Church for Deaf and hearing families

4 April, 2016

St Andrew's and St George's West in Edinburgh has hosted the first Scottish bilingual Messy Church for Deaf and hearing families.

Rev Alistair Bennett

Melrose minister appointed as new minister to Bermuda

2 April, 2016

Christ Church, Warwick, Church of Scotland in Bermuda has appointed Rev Alistair George Bennett, BSc, BD (Hons) as its new minister.

Granton Parish Church

Congregation's video asks "Is your church welcoming?"

1 April, 2016

An Edinburgh congregation has made a short video looking at what makes for a warm welcome.


On his tandem - Moderator embarks on Loch Leven fundraising cycle in aid of refugees

31 March, 2016

The Moderator of the GeneralAssembly of the Church of Scotland is swapping his dog collar for sports gearto take part in a 13-mile charity tandem bike ride around an iconic loch toraise money to help thousands of refugees.

Lambrigg wind farm

Book now for Can we Address Fuel Poverty and Respond to Climate Change?

31 March, 2016

John Cunningham, Head of the Energy Unit in the Western Isles, will speak out in support of Green Energy incentives as one way to solve fuel poverty at 'Can we Address Fuel Poverty and Respond to Climate Change?' a church-sponsored event at Edinburgh Science Festival on Wednesday April 6.

Kate Reynolds

Minister to Israel and Palestine launches video blog

30 March, 2016

The Rev Kate Reynolds has launched her new video blog, which invites us into her life as the new Associate Minister at St Andrew's Scots Memorial Church, Jerusalem and St Andrew's Church of Scotland, Tiberias.

Midstocket Church members

Aberdeen Churchgoers raise £15500 to combat hunger in Malawi

30 March, 2016

Church of Scotland congregations in Aberdeen have bicycled 12,392 miles in a fundraising effort that will send £15,500 to help people in Malawi who have lost crops to flooding.

Moderator calls for strenuous peace building effort in Pakistan

29 March 2016

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, has called for a strenuous peace building effort in Pakistan.