News and press releases


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 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.


Church seeking new style of pioneering minister

20 May, 2015

A new style of Kirk minister is to be created charged with reconnecting large parts of Scotland with Christianity.


Church votes in favour of allowing ministers in same sex civil partnerships

16 May, 2015

The Church of Scotland has voted in favour of allowing people in same sex civil partnerships to be called as ministers and deacons.


Financial sector expert shares support for Churches' credit union

15 May, 2015

The chairman of the Church of Scotland's Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity comments on the new Churches' Mutual Credit Union.


Financial sector takes note of Churches’ credit union

15 May, 2015

Key figures from the financial industry in Scotland today welcomed the arrival of a new Church-led player on the affordable credit landscape.


Support the most vulnerable, say Churches in open letter to Prime Minister

14 May, 2015

The Church of Scotland is among four major UK Churches who have signed an open letter to the re-appointed Prime Minister, David Cameron, urging him to hold 'truth, justice, peace and wellbeing' at the heart of government.