News and press releases


Sixth denomination poised to join Credit Union

3 February, 2016

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a decision to allow a sixth denomination to join the Churches Mutual Credit Union which aims to show banks and pay day lenders a fairer approach to finance.

Youth Moderator visits St Paul's Youth Forum

Youth Moderator visits three Go For It projects

3 February, 2016

Hannah Mary visited churches in some of Glasgow's most challenged communities

Moderator with Synod of the Nile Council for services and development

Egyptian Church gives inspirational example of community leadership

2 February, 2016

On his visit to Egypt the Moderator of the General Assembly learned how church outreach projects are making a positive difference in tackling the most difficult challenges.


Kirk supported Leprosy projects highlighted at Holyrood

1 February, 2016

Vital work supported by the Church of Scotland to help combat the scourge of Leprosy in Africa has been highlighted in the Scottish Parliament.


Landmark report on historic Ecumenical partnership plans published

29 January, 2016

A landmark Report which proposes that the Church of Scotland and the Church of England enter into an historic ecumenical partnership agreement has been published today.


Church member wins Dundee Citizen of the Year award

28 January, 2016

A Church of Scotland member has been named Dundee's Citizen of the Year 2016.

Skye Gaelic CD Launch

Skye Church launches new CD of Gaelic hymns

28 January, 2016

A Church in Skye has released a new CD of Gaelic hymns as part of moves to revive Gaelic worship in the Kirk.

Peter Bachhouse

Royal chapel set to re-open to public

27 January, 2016

A Royal chapel considered to be one of Scotland's architectural jewels is set to be re-opened to the public on a regular basis.

Mary McLeod and Anne Macintosh

Kirk appoints two senior staff: Solicitor of the Church and General Treasurer

26 January, 2016

The Church of Scotland has made two senior staff appointments. Ms Mary Macleod has been named as the new Solicitor of the Church and Law Agent of the General Assembly. Mrs Anne Macintosh has been appointed as the new General Treasurer.

St Andrew's refugee project in Cairo leaves lasting impression on Moderator

26 January 2016

Refugees in Cairo issued a plea for the UK to take in more people seeking asylum telling the Moderator that thousands of people feel trapped and hopeless.