News and events

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Church members bring silent nights to city centre homeless hostel

2 May, 2016

Residents at a homeless hostel in one of Edinburgh's liveliest streets are sleeping much better at night thanks to big hearted Church of Scotland members.


New minister for rebooted Edinburgh church

29 April, 2016

A congregation that has re-vitalised itself after members left over the ordination of same-sex clergy has appointed a new minister who has vowed to help it continue to grow and flourish.

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Church elder invents a no-spill spoon for people with shaky hands

28 April, 2016

Church elder Grant Douglas has invented a no-spill spoon to help people with disabilities who have trouble keeping food steady as they are eating. Grant, who has cerebral palsy himself, told Jackie Macadam, a staff writer for Life and Magazine, about how his revolutionary invention is transforming mealtimes for some people with disabilities.

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Congregations invited to join 4000 churches taking part in new Scottish church census

27 April, 2016

Next month congregations in the Church of Scotland will be part of the most-detailed church census to have ever taken place in Scotland.

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Church Seeks Pioneer Minister for Glasgow Arts Community

25 April, 2016

Imagine a church where people pray and worship through creating visual art. That's part of the vision for a new pioneer ministry that will work with Glasgow's Arts community.


Stunning poppies installation unveiled at St Magnus Cathedral

22 April, 2016

A stunning installation of ceramic poppies is on display at St Magnus Cathedral in Orkney. The Poppies: Weeping Window installation is made up of several thousand bright red flowers cascading down the west wall of the cathedral.


From paws to pews Janet Easton-Berry is off to Skye

21 April, 2016

A former game reserve worker from South Africa has made history after becoming the first woman to be ordained as a Church of Scotland minister on Skye.

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Memories of HM the Queen from some former Moderators

21 April, 2016

We asked some former Moderators to share their memories of the Queen. Here's what they told us.

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Moderator congratulates HM the Queen on her 90th birthday

21 April, 2016

Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison has extended the Church's "affectionate congratulations" to HM the Queen on her 90th birthday, noting her "unwavering commitment and witness to the Christian faith."

Minister reflects on refugee crisis facing Greece

18 April 2016

Churches across Europe are working hard to counter the rise of anti-refugee sentiment in a bid to make the continent a place of safety, a Kirk minister has said.