News and press releases

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Moderator to make history by addressing the General Synod

15 February, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, will make history Tuesday, by addressing the General Synod of the Church of England. It is believed to be the first time a serving Moderator has been invited to speak at the Synod, and is certainly the first time in living memory.

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Moderator: Why I support Grasping the Nettle

12 February, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison reflects on why he makes time in his full schedule for the Grasping the Nettle initiative.


Retired Kirk missionary and new minister have amazing Nigeria connection

11 February, 2016

God moves in mysterious ways - retired missionary and minister discover they have amazing Nigeria connection.

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Church welcomes new efforts to tackle loneliness and isolation

10 February, 2016

The Church has welcomed the Scottish Government's commitment to tackling the growing problem of loneliness through its new Social Isolation and Loneliness Fund. The Moderator of the General Assembly, Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison says it is a major challenge of our time, which the Church is already committed to addressing.


Moderator formally opens community garden inspired by the sea

9 February, 2016

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has formally opened a community garden celebrating the "voyage of life" with a dramatic lighthouse as its centrepiece.

Daily reflections for Lent

9 February, 2016

Each day on our dedicated Lent 2016 web page you will find a new message to inspire you and help you reflect on your own spiritual journey.


Aberdeen residents honoured for 1,500 year collective service to Church

8 February, 2016

A group of people have been honoured for collectively giving more than 1,500 years "selfless and unstinting" service to the Church of Scotland in Aberdeen.

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Church welcomes action plan to tackle Female Genital Mutilation

5 February, 2016

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a new action plan to ensure teachers, NHS staff and social workers are better equipped to spot the signs of girls and women at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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Christian rock band rediscovered after 40 years

5 February, 2016

It is every aging rocker's dream come true. A church minister, a computer programmer, a property valuer and a mortgage advisor are enjoying newfound fame after a Christian rock album they made as young rockers has become a collector's item - and has been re-released.

Churches call for more funding to help people in and around Syria

4 February 2016

Four major UK Churches have called on governments to provide substantial new funding to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria including refugees in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan.