News and events

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.

Richard Frazer

Church of Scotland speaks out on religious observance in schools

12 September, 2016

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


Christians and Muslims unite for September 11 memorial

9 September, 2016

Christians and Muslims are attending a memorial service in Glasgow this Sunday to mark the 15th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

Andrew MacPherson

Silence is not strength when it comes to our mental health

9 September, 2016

A young Church leader is urging men to start talking about their emotions and the difficulties they face instead of “sweeping everything under the carpet.”

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr

Suicide prevention: the Church as a community of carers

9 September, 2016

The Moderator is encouraging church members to learn more about how to prevent suicide and how to support family members and friends who are going through a mental health crisis.

New movement explores contemporary ways of doing church

8 September, 2016

A new Church of Scotland movement is examining exciting ways of spreading the Gospel in a changing landscape.

Sally Magnusson

Music and song ring out at the Guild's Annual Gathering

8 September, 2016

The Guild’s Annual Gathering brought 2,100 people from all over Scotland to the Caird Hall in Dundee for an inspiring weekend of sharing, worship, song and even dancing in the aisles. Another 600 people took part in the event by watching a live feed in homes and churches across the country.

Kirk raises £200,000 for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Church of Scotland congregations have raised £200,000 for the Let us Build a House campaign, which is helping rebuild communities in Nepal after the devastating earthquake of April 2015 left more than 700,000 people homeless.