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Kirk urges people to sign petition and pray as Scotland welcomes 1000th Syrian refugee

1 September, 2016

The Kirk has welcomed the news that 1,000 Syrian refugees have now been given safe haven in Scotland.

Archbishop Justin Welby with John Swinton, the winner of the 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize at the Greenbelt festival (Credit: Alex Baker Photography

Major literary award for Aberdeen theologian

31 August, 2016

A fresh approach to dementia has earned an Aberdeen theologian a prestigious literary award which comes with a £10,000 prize.

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Christians prepare to celebrate Creation Time

30 August, 2016

Christians across the world are preparing to celebrate Creation Time, the period from 1 September to 4 October dedicated to worshipping our Creator and protecting all of Creation.

Ministers at Wedding Fair

Extremely positive reaction to Kirk presence at wedding fair

29 August, 2016

Kirk ministers took the unusual step of promoting the wider benefits of getting married in church at a wedding fair in Fife yesterday.

Rev Dr Lindsay Schluter

New minister for Hebridean churches

27 August, 2016

A minister has been appointed to lead two Church of Scotland congregations in the Outer Hebrides that have been vacant for eight and five years.

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

Moderator sends prayers and condolences to Italy after earthquake

26 August, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr has sent his condolences to the Italian Consulate General in Scotland  in the wake of the devastating earthquake in Italy.

Rev Tabea Baader

Bittersweet departure for Highland minister

26 August, 2016

A Highland minister who allowed her manse to be turned into a makeshift medical centre after the local GP surgery burned down is returning to her home country of Germany.

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Faith book and conference enjoy healthy demand

26 August, 2016

A strong demand for the latest ‘Learn’ publication and an extra ‘Faith in Community’ conference this autumn are evidence of the need for church resources to help people develop their faith.

Rev Martin Fair (right) with volunteer Tracey McLeod

Havilah Project celebrates 10 years of helping people with addictions

25 August, 2016

The Courier published this fantastic story to mark the 10th anniversary of the Havilah Project in Arbroath which helps people struggling with addictions. Written by Courier reporter Michael Alexander the story's original headline was: Arbroath project refuses to write off the ‘Trainspotting generation’ of drug addicts

Ledger reveals extent of war damage to Kirk properties

The staggering extent of bomb damage caused to properties owned by the Church of Scotland during the Second World War has been revealed in a unique ledger.