News and press releases

Annual Report 2015

People of the Way - annual report and accounts 2015 published

5 May, 2016

The Church of Scotland's Annual Report and Accounts for2015 has been published and provides an insight into the deep breadth of workcarried out at home and abroad.

Take a Pew

Take A Pew initiative gets off to a flying start

3 May, 2016

From Hampden Park to the Callanish stones in Lewis, ideas for where people would like to see the church hold its new Take A Pew discussions have been pouring in. More than 100 locations and topics have already been submitted since the initiative was launched at the weekend.

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New Sports Mission Pack will help churches reach out this summer

2 May, 2016

With summer just around the corner, sports are an ideal way to reach out to active young people and adults. And this year Christians in Sport are releasing a free, downloadable Sports Mission Pack that will help you make sports part of your congregational outreach work.

Fredie Evans

Church members bring silent nights to city centre homeless hostel

2 May, 2016

Residents at a homeless hostel in one of Edinburgh's liveliest streets are sleeping much better at night thanks to big hearted Church of Scotland members.


New minister for rebooted Edinburgh church

29 April, 2016

A congregation that has re-vitalised itself after members left over the ordination of same-sex clergy has appointed a new minister who has vowed to help it continue to grow and flourish.

Grant Douglas

Church elder invents a no-spill spoon for people with shaky hands

28 April, 2016

Church elder Grant Douglas has invented a no-spill spoon to help people with disabilities who have trouble keeping food steady as they are eating. Grant, who has cerebral palsy himself, told Jackie Macadam, a staff writer for Life and Magazine, about how his revolutionary invention is transforming mealtimes for some people with disabilities.

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Congregations invited to join 4000 churches taking part in new Scottish church census

27 April, 2016

Next month congregations in the Church of Scotland will be part of the most-detailed church census to have ever taken place in Scotland.

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Church Seeks Pioneer Minister for Glasgow Arts Community

25 April, 2016

Imagine a church where people pray and worship through creating visual art. That's part of the vision for a new pioneer ministry that will work with Glasgow's Arts community.


Stunning poppies installation unveiled at St Magnus Cathedral

22 April, 2016

A stunning installation of ceramic poppies is on display at St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney. The Poppies: Weeping Window installation is made up of several thousand bright red flowers cascading down the west wall of the cathedral.

From paws to pews Janet Easton-Berry is off to Skye

A former game reserve worker from South Africa has made history after becoming the first woman to be ordained as a Church of Scotland minister on Skye.