News and press releases

JimSpowart

Cash boost for Church backed business start-up scheme

21 March, 2016

A charity backed by the Church of Scotland that helps to develop and support entrepreneurs in some of the country's poorest communities will be expanded into four new local authority areas thanks to a £225,000 funding boost.

Moderator and Lizzie Hamilton

Remarkable woman recognised for 100 years of serving the same church

21 March, 2016

Lizzie Hamilton was born in the same year the Titanic launched and has been going to the same church since she was three years old.

Rachel Hutcheson at her ordination as elder

Last year she was moderator of the national youth assembly: now she is an elder at her home kirk

19 March, 2016

Since Rachel Hutcheson's term as National Youth Assembly Moderator ended last August, she hasn't been eating chocolates with her feet up. Quite the opposite. Rachel has been clocking up volunteer hours working to support her own church— Old High St Stephens in Inverness.

Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald

Church pays tribute to former Moderator the Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald

17 March, 2016

The Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1997-98, has died aged 78 in the early hours of 17 March after a long battle with lung disease at the Erskine Care Home for ex-servicemen in Bishopton.

Phil Potter

The Kirk is moving full steam ahead with Fresh Expressions

16 March, 2016

The Church of Scotland's Fresh Expressions work is gaining steam in its second year, with a stream of events designed to equip church members to build Christian community wherever they are.

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Moderator says faith helped sustain many survivors of Clydebank Blitz

15 March, 2016

Many brave survivors of the Clydebank Blitz 75 years ago were likely sustained by their faith, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has said.

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Moderator to preach at first ever service at Westminster to commemorate Clydebank Blitz

15 March, 2016

The Moderator of the GeneralAssembly of the Church of Scotland is preaching at the first ever service tocommemorate the Clydebank Blitz at the Palace of Westminster today.

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Fundraising concert in aid of Kirk HIV Programme

14 March, 2016

A group that has raised more than £5,000 for the Church of Scotland's HIV Programme is performing a fundraising concert at South Queensferry Parish Church on Friday.

Thousands visit Royal chapel within days of re-opening

12 March 2016

A Royal chapel considered to be one of Scotland's architectural jewels has finally re-opened to the public after being shut for more than a year due to a spate of thefts.