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Aberdeen Churchgoers raise £15500 to combat hunger in Malawi

30 March, 2016

Church of Scotland congregations in Aberdeen have bicycled 12,392 miles in a fundraising effort that will send £15,500 to help people in Malawi who have lost crops to flooding.

Bishop Sammy Azariah

Moderator calls for strenuous peace building effort in Pakistan

29 March, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, has called for a strenuous peace building effort in Pakistan.


Churches urge Home Secretary to offer sanctuary to more refugees fleeing Syria

29 March, 2016

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has urged Home Secretary Theresa May to provide sanctuary for more Syrian refugees fleeing persecution.

Banchory West Church goes on The One Show

28 March, 2016

A north-east minister is appearing on The One Show to explain why he encourages his flock to use their mobile phones during Sunday services.


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.


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.

Modans well

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.

Inverbervie garden volunteers

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.


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.

Edinburgh congregation votes for equality in new vacancy process

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