News and events

Prayer for South Sudan

Moderator issues prayer for peace in South Sudan

12 July, 2016

A prayer has been issued by the Moderator of the General Assembly seeking prayer and healing for the people of South Sudan amid renewed hostilities. The Church has strong links with our mission partner in South Sudan and it's hoped congregations will hold them in prayerful support.

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Minister appointed to lead Place for Hope charity

8 July, 2016

Church of Scotland minister Ruth Harvey has been announced as the new head of the leading mediation charity Place for Hope. She takes over as director in October.

Church calls for action on EU Citizens right to stay

7 July, 2016

The Government is being urged to recognise parliament’s wish that European nationals should be granted the right to remain in the UK following the European Union Referendum result. Rev Dr Richard Frazer, says the UK Government must resist using EU citizens as a bargaining chip in future negotiations.

National War Memorial

Moderator addresses national service on 'deeply personal nature of war'

6 July, 2016

The Moderator has addressed the annual service at the Scottish National War Memorial on the 'deeply personal nature of war'. His address came as the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war reported its findings.


Bridging the Gap: Let's Get Online

5 July, 2016

The SRT Project's Policy Officer Dr Murdo Macdonald shares stories of churches and church-centered organisations which are closing the digital divide for some of Scotland's poorest communities.

Bible and Cross

Comments invited on updated Disciplinary Code

4 July, 2016

The Legal Questions Committee is inviting comments on a proposed new Discipline Act for the Church to be submitted by October 31st.

External View of the Scottish Parliament

Meet Your MSP Congratulated in Scottish Parliament

4 July, 2016

MSP congratulates Meet Your MSP project as a way to hold communities together in 'difficult times'.

Russell Barr

Referendum reflections "A time to build up, a time to tear down"

2 July, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, reflects on the change and consequences of the EU referendum result, and how we can begin to make sense of it.


Somme Sweethearts: lives changed forever by war

1 July, 2016

A church member's story of the chance discovery of a gold locket in a box of wartime memorabilia, which revealed the terrible consequences the Battle of the Somme held for the women who watched their men go off to war.