News and press releases


New minister says role the “most fulfilling" he has ever had.

25 January, 2016

Life in an Orkney island parish has given a former hospital doctor and political campaigner the "most fulfilling" role he has ever had.


Married couple ordained as ministers on same day

25 January, 2016

A married couple were ordained as Church of Scotland ministers at the same "beautiful and moving" service.

Rev Dr Andrea Zaki with Church leaders

Church urged to speak up for Middle East's Christians

22 January, 2016

Egyptian Christians are urging those in the West to speak prophetically about the future of Christianity in the Middle East. The Moderator of the General Assembly has heard the fate of Christianity in the region is now in the balance


Woman in court over elderly Fife church member's death

21 January, 2016

A woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of Fife pensioner Mary Logie.


Iconic ceramic poppies going on display at Orkney's St Magnus Cathedral

20 January, 2016

A "spectacular" display of thousands of ceramic poppies is to be installed at Orkney's iconic Magnus Cathedral to mark the centenary of a legendary sea battle.


Minister asks MSPs if they walk in the gutter or on the pavement

20 January, 2016

Minister asks MSPs if they walk in the gutter or in the pavement in Scottish Parliament address.

The Rev Roddy Hamilton

Global success of David Bowie tribute video gives church a major confidence boost

19 January, 2016

The sensational popularity of a video featuring a church organist paying tribute to the late David Bowie has given his home congregation a confidence boost.

General Assembly to debate Overture

19 January, 2016

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is to debate whether congregations should be allowed to consider calling a person in a same-sex marriage as a minister or deacon.

Hannah Mary Goodlad

Youth Moderator says science and religion of equal importance to humanity

19 January, 2016

Church of Scotland National Youth Assembly Moderator argues that science and religion are essential to survival of humanity.

A church that started life as an experiment has celebrated its 50th anniversary

18 January 2016

A congregation which started life as a pioneering, multi-denominational "experiment" has celebrated its 50th anniversary.