News and press releases


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.


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.


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.

Speak Out event

Book now for Speak Out: Peoples Politics event

10 March, 2016

10,000 people shared their vision for Scotland's future. Now we're asking Scotland's political parties to say how they'd make that vision a reality.


Young people dealing with depression need talking therapies as well as medicines

9 March, 2016

CrossReach gives its reaction to concerns raised by the World Health Organisation over the worrying rise in the number of children across the UK being prescribed antidepressants. CrossReach is the operational name of the Church's Social Care Council and is one of the foremost providers of child counselling services in Scotland.

Moderator with cow

Moderator announces first "farming minister" during Ayr Presbytery visit

9 March, 2016

The Church of Scotland is appointing its first ever dedicated "farming minister" to help support people in the hard-pressed agricultural industry.

Ebe Joseph

Rev Ebe Joseph: Healing the wounds of civil war in Sri Lanka

8 March, 2016

Christians are a small minority in Sri Lanka but they areplaying a crucial role in healing the wounds left by decades of ethnic andreligious conflict.

Feed the Minds

Here's how the Church is working for gender justice at home and overseas

8 March, 2016

From working to end violence against women to helping women entrepreneurs, gender equality initiatives are at the centre of the Church of Scotland's work.

'Faith Lift' pun finds favour on Facebook

7 March 2016

An amusing banner outside a Dalkeith church which is closed for refurbishment is being widely enjoyed and shared on the Church of Scotland's Facebook page. The minister says the attention is raising the profile of St John's and King's Park Church despite its temporary closure.