News and press releases

Barbara Ann Sweetin

Church renovation project recognised at Holyrood

15 March, 2017

An Angus church has been congratulated in the Scottish Parliament for completing the first stage of a major redevelopment project.

Wedding dresses

100-dress display showcases generations of weddings at St Michael's Linlithgow

14 March, 2017

Almost 100 wedding dresses were on display at St Michael’s Parish Church in Linlithgow Saturday at an event showcasing generations of couples who have been married in the 13th century Kirk.

Burkino Faso

City kirk improves well-being of thousands in Africa

14 March, 2017

A well drilling team from an Edinburgh congregation has given life-saving access to clean water for thousands of Burkino Faso villagers.

Dr Russell Barr

Partnership between Presbyterians in Scotland and Kenya grows from strength to strength

13 March, 2017

The Moderator of the General Assembly spent 10 days in Kenya to strengthen the Church of Scotland’s historic partnership with the Presbyterian Church of East Africa. (PCEA)

Rev Dr Richard Frazer

Church responds to second referendum request

13 March, 2017

The Church of Scotland has responded to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement she will ask for permission to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence between the autumn of 2018 and the spring of 2019.

St Rollux English class

New Speak Out video looks at Building Global Friendships

13 March, 2017

The Church and Society council launches a new video featuring the Church's work in Building Global Friendships

Lindsay Cant with Very Rev Dr Angus Morrison

Churches explore ways to welcome people with learning disabilities

9 March, 2017

People with learning disabilities often face barriers and exclusion which make it difficult to feel they belong. Congregations in Kinross and Burntisland are at the forefront of a movement to make sure everyone is welcome no matter what their learning abilities.

Gordon Sharp

Locum calls for focus on communities not buildings

9 March, 2017

A Dundee locum believes the Church of Scotland’s ability to help people in need is being diminished by too much focus being directed on keeping churches open.

Blackford Parish Church

‘Overwhelming’ support arrives for vandalised Perthshire church

8 March, 2017

The minister of a vandalised church in Perthshire has told of the “overwhelming” support she has received from across the country.