News and events

Very Rev Dr Finlay Macdonald in Library

Iona library gets £100,000 grant to rescue priceless books

21 September, 2016

The Iona Cathedral Trust has received £100,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to rescue a little known library hidden away above the cloisters of Iona Abbey. The project will create a new Heritage Collection for the island.

Sally Bonnar and Bill Steele

CrossReach: Finding ways to help communities in the 21st century

20 September, 2016

As the Church of Scotland takes to the road to ask its 400,000 members to shape its future direction, CrossReach convener Bill Steele asks 'What does the future hold for the Kirk's social care mission?'


Joy of song and dance gives new lease of life for people living with dementia

20 September, 2016

Pensioners living with dementia are undergoing an "amazing" transformation thanks to a new Church of Scotland-run project dubbed "Singing for the Brain"

Human chain St Madoes

Work begins on St Madoes and Kinfauns new community building

19 September, 2016

Work begins this week on the Madoch Centre, a new multipurpose building that will serve the congregation of St Madoes and Kinfauns as well as the surrounding Perthshire community.

Moderator and Shelter Scotland director

Moderator urges support for Shelter homelessness campaign

16 September, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr and Shelter Director Graeme Brown met up this week to discuss Shelter’s new campaign ‘Far From Fixed’ and what can be done to end homelessness in Scotland.

Pupils at Cleveden Secondary School

New phone app showcases Maryhill Activity Directory

16 September, 2016

The congregation at Maryhill Parish Church created the directory 15 years ago to highlight the wide range of the activiites on offer for local residents.

Large turn out for gathering at Renfield St Stephen's

Big turnout for first On The Road planning event

14 September, 2016

Around one hundred people have taken part in the first On The Road roadshow in Glasgow to help plan the future of the Church to 2020 and beyond. Booking now for the other roadshows now happening across the country.


Scots Holocaust heroine's last will and testament uncovered

14 September, 2016

Fresh new light has been cast on the extraordinary story of a Kirk missionary who is the only Scot to be officially honoured for giving her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls in the Holocaust.


Fresh call for action over funeral poverty

13 September, 2016

The Scottish Government is under fresh pressure to tackle the scourge of funeral poverty.

Church of Scotland speaks out on religious observance in schools

The Church of Scotland has responded to reports that there may be a legal challenge to the rules governing religious observance in schools.