News and events

Learn Tomorrow's Calling

Latest Learn resource explores call to ministry

18 October, 2016

Learn: Tomorrow’s Calling is the latest resource in this popular series and is aimed at anyone exploring their vocation. “Discerning a call to ministry” will be especially helpful for people considering whether ministry is right for them, but it will also be useful for anyone thinking of eldership or taking on a role in their church.

Bear Gryllz

Arbroath church members climb peak to publicise a new Alpha course

17 October, 2016

An Arbroath minister, a military chaplain and two church members have scaled the cliffs of Buachaille Etive Mhor in Glencoe to draw attention to the start of a new Alpha course, which looks at faith from a beginners viewpoint.

Sally Magnusson

Sally Magnusson to talk on power of music in dementia care

15 October, 2016

The power of music to reach people with dementia, will be the subject of the 2016 Donald Gorrie lecture, ‘Remember who I am’.

Gaston and Kirk members

Twelfth new post for tireless retired minister

14 October, 2016

An inspirational 80-year-old Church of Scotland minister has taken up a new job - his 12th since he officially retired in 2002.


MPs must have vote on terms of Brexit

13 October, 2016

The UK Government’s negotiating position on Brexit must be subject to a vote in the House of Commons, a Church of Scotland minister has said.

Rev Dr Derek Browning

Moderator Designate for Church of Scotland General Assembly 2017-18 announced

12 October, 2016

A minister who played a key role in establishing the Church of Scotland’s biggest annual open-air festival has been named as the next Moderator of the General Assembly.

Children and Family services

Moderator highlights invaluable work of CrossReach as he visits social care projects across Scotland

10 October, 2016

The Moderator helped launch CrossReach week 2016 and its theme 'Love in Action' with a special service at Letham St Mark's Church in Perth on Sunday 9 October.

Very Rev Dr Sheilagh Kesting

Very Rev Dr Sheilagh Kesting retires after 23 years as Kirk Ecumenical Officer

8 October, 2016

It is hard to imagine the ecumenical scene in Scotland and beyond without the quiet but influential presence of the Very Rev Dr Sheilagh Kesting, who retired at the end of September from her post as Ecumenical Officer and Secretary to the Ecumenical Relations Committee of the Church of Scotland.


Scotland should look to Finland for inspiration to tackle homelessness

7 October, 2016

A new national strategy to tackle the “demoralising, degrading and dehumanising” blight of homelessness must be introduced in Scotland, a senior Kirk figure has said.

Twinning with international congregations inspiring and fruitful

Two Church of Scotland ministers are encouraging congregations to develop close working friendships with partner churches around the world.