News and press releases

Inverness congregation seeks partners to develop Old High Church

5 December, 2014

The high cost of insuring the most historic old church in Inverness could mean it is forced to shut its doors for the sake of a few thousand pounds per year.

Moderator calls for Church to redefine membership in digital age

4 December, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly has challenged Scotland's national church to evolve for the digital age and find 100,000 new members by 2025.

Advent calendar display

Advent reflections begin

1 December, 2014

The true meaning of Christmas for the Church of Scotland is being highlighted through a special Advent reflection series organised by the Moderator of the General Assembly.

Ex-Moderator dedicates honorary degree to parish ministers across Scotland

1 December, 2014

The Very Rev Lorna Hood today (Monday, December 1), dedicated her honorary degree from the University of Glasgow to the work of parish ministers across Scotland.

BBC documentary on life of Church WW2 heroine

28 November, 2014

A Church of Scotland missionary and WW2 heroine is the focus of a BBC documentary this Sunday.

People power must take Smith Commission agreement forward

28 November, 2014

The Church of Scotland believes devolved powers agreed by the Smith Commission can help the Scottish Parliament deliver social justice for its people.

First anniversary of Fresh Expressions in Church

28 November, 2014

A new approach to creating congregations and members in the Church of Scotland celebrated its first anniversary this month.

Go For It project members

£500,000 cash boost for social projects

28 November, 2014

Almost half a million pounds has been given by the Church of Scotland to projects tackling some of the country's most pressing social issues.

Speak Out! campaign challenges violence against women

25 November, 2014

Violence against women is being challenged by the Church of Scotland with today marking the launch of Speak Out! – a campaign offering people the opportunity to protest against this global issue.

Sales of eldership publication exceed expectations

21 November 2014

Sales of a pioneering Church of Scotland publication exploring eldership have exceeded expectation.