News and press releases


Eldership publication in high demand

9 June, 2015

An insightful publication on eldership within the Kirk has become one of the most sought after Christian reads in Scotland.


Church welcomes anti-sex trafficking legislation amendments

8 June, 2015

The Church of Scotland has joined other churches throughout the country to welcome today's amendments to the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill which would make it an offence to pay for sexual services.


Churches mark ‘Thursdays in Black’ campaign

4 June, 2015

A joint meeting took place this week of the Church of Scotland's Violence Against Women Task Group, and the Action of Churches Together in Scotland's Anti Human Trafficking Group.


Church adds voice to Dungavel detainee demonstration

29 May, 2015

The Church of Scotland will add its voice to a protest outside Dungavel Removal Centre tomorrow calling for access to visit detainees and an end to detention in the immigration system.


Moderator welcomes Society Religion and Technology week of prayer

28 May, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly today encouraged churches to support the second annual week of prayer for the work of the Society, Religion and Technology (SRT) project.


Church calls for action on palliative care after MSPs reject assisted dying

28 May, 2015

The Church of Scotland hopes the Scottish parliament will now act to improve end of life care after rejecting proposed legislation on assisted dying.


Church applies pressure for nuclear disarmament ahead of Westminster debate

27 May, 2015

Scotland's national church has restated its firm opposition to the existence of nuclear missiles – a position which it has held for over 30 years – ahead of Thursday's Westminster debate on the safety of Trident.


Church urges MSPs to improve end of life care

26 May, 2015

The Church of Scotland has written to MSPs urging them to do more to improve palliative care for those approaching the end of their life rather than passing 'assisted dying' legislation.


Record levels of digital engagement during Assembly month

22 May, 2015

Technological innovation at this year's General Assembly has made it the most digitally engaged annual gathering of the Kirk in history.

Ayrshire elder reminds Assembly to value its ministers

21 May 2015

An elder in Ayr has made a rousing call for the Church to value and nourish its ministers throughout the country.