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Brussels minister reflects on a city in lockdown

23 November, 2015

Church of Scotland minister in Brussels reflects on a city in lockdown as manhunt for suspected Paris terror attackers intensifies.

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Watch Moderator sup from ancient St Modan's well

21 September, 2015

Watch Presbytery of Argyll worker Gilbert Markus, an academic and faith tourism expert, explain to the Right Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, how he and a group of volunteers discovered a long-lost holy well dedicated to St Modan - a 6th century saint.

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BBC’s Beechgrove Garden features Bervie Church of Scotland

2 September, 2015

A neglected manse garden in Inverbervie has been transformed thanks to church volunteers who set up a community project to improve the area.

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Moderator’s sympathy for victims of Tunisia attack

29 June, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly has expressed his heartfelt sympathy for the victims of the terror attack in Tunisia, which include Church of Scotland members.

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Edinburgh congregation votes for equality in new vacancy process

26 June, 2015

An Edinburgh congregation has become the first to go through the new vacancy process since changes agreed at last month's General Assembly.

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Korean prayer team on a mission for Kirk

25 June, 2015

A prayer team from South Korea has landed in Stornoway on a mission to help bring continued success for Scotland's national church.

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One year on: St Catherine’s Argyle recovering from congregation split

22 June, 2015

Last May St Catherine's Argyle in Edinburgh experienced the painful event of a congregational split over the ordination of gay ministers. One year on, its locum minister, Rev Jane Howitt, describes how the church has recovered.

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Royal Highland Show Sunday service available to watch online

19 June, 2015

This Sunday's annual service of worship at the Royal Highland Show can be viewed online from 10am.

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Minister’s love of tea spreads to the White House

15 June, 2015

Read why Barack Obama could be enjoying a cuppa made with tea grown by a Church of Scotland minister.

People with learning disabilities can feel they belong at Kirk

10 June 2015

Improving how congregations nurture those with learning disabilities was the focus of a Church of Scotland conference in Dundee last weekend. Read why the Moderator described it as one of the highlights of his moderatorial year.