News and press releases

Mrs Anne Robb with pupils

Awards keep on coming for founders of Calderglen Befriending Project

9 April, 2016

A dedicated member of Claremont Parish Church, East Kilbride, along with her team of young volunteers, has been recognised for her role as the 'lynchpin' in an elderly befriending scheme which has also been praised in both the Scottish and Westminster parliaments.


End of an era as last surviving native resident of St Kilda laid to rest

8 April, 2016

A Church of Scotland minister has described the death of the last surviving native resident of St Kilda as the "passing of an era".


Fascinating tour of Moray beckons for Moderator and his wife

7 April, 2016

Soldiers, airmen, street pastors, lifeboat crewmen, fish curers, care home staff, counsellors and biscuit, sweater and whisky makers - the Moderator is poised to meet them all.


Youth Moderator urges people to donate school bags for refugee children

6 April, 2016

Young Church of Scotland membersare being urged to donate backpacks packed full of essential items to helpprepare refugee children for school.

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.