News and events

Service marks centenary of the Somme this Friday

28 June, 2016

The sacrifice of two Edinburgh battalions which were among the hardest hit at the start of the Battle of the Somme will be remembered at services at St Cuthbert's church in Edinburgh and in France this Friday.

Andrew Tomlinson

Kirk official in epic mountain trek for charity

27 June, 2016

A Church of Scotland official has successfully completed a gruelling 45-mile mountain peak challenge to raise money for people in disadvantaged communities.

Rev Dr Derek Browning

Kirk minister hails bold American church appointment

27 June, 2016

A senior Kirk minister has welcomed an “historic” decision to elect the first African American to lead the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America.


Moderator contributes prayer following EU Referendum vote

24 June, 2016

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has released this specially written prayer in response to the EU referendum vote, which reflects on the uncertainty and conflicting emotions it has raised.

We remain united in Christ, Moderator tells European partner churches

24 June, 2016

Moderator assures partner churches in Europe the Kirk will always stand with them

Rev Shuna Dicks, Mohmood, Duha and their four little girls.

Refugees blessed with love from Moray

24 June, 2016

With love from Moray - powerful account of a week volunteering at refugee camp in Greece.


Church reacts to decision to leave European Union

24 June, 2016

The Church of Scotland has spoken out consistently over the last 20 years in favour of our continued membership of the European Union – but it is the democratic decision of people living in the UK to leave and we must honour that.

Governments urged to tackle the unacceptable "scourgeā€ of fuel poverty in remote and rural areas of Scotland

23 June, 2016

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland the Right Rev Dr Russell Barr said higher charges paid by consumers there meant that some of the most vulnerable communities are hit hardest.

Andrew MacPherson and Hannah Mary Goodlad,

Time running out to register for National Youth Assembly 2016

23 June, 2016

Time is running out to register attendance at this year’s National Youth Assembly, with applications from young peple aged between 17 and 25 due to be in by 18 July. The four day gathering in Stirlingshire starts on Friday 19 August.

Academic warns of difficulties to deal with the refugee crisis if Britain leaves the European Union.

Alison Phipps, a professor of languages and intercultural studies at Glasgow University, said the European Convention of Human Rights offered “extraordinary protection” to people fleeing war and persecution.