News and events

Islamic Finance

Kirk to work with Islamic Finance Council on ethical financial services

22 March, 2016

The Church of Scotland and Islamic Finance Council UK have announced a partnership to create ethical financial services.

In Peace by Douglas Scortegagna

A prayer for Brussels and for peace

22 March, 2016

Here is our prayer for all those caught up in the violence in Brussels.


Cash boost for Church backed business start-up scheme

21 March, 2016

A charity backed by the Church of Scotland that helps to develop and support entrepreneurs in some of the country's poorest communities will be expanded into four new local authority areas thanks to a £225,000 funding boost.

Moderator and Lizzie Hamilton

Remarkable woman recognised for 100 years of serving the same church

21 March, 2016

Lizzie Hamilton was born in the same year the Titanic launched and has been going to the same church since she was three years old.

Rachel Hutcheson at her ordination as elder

Last year she was moderator of the national youth assembly: now she is an elder at her home kirk

19 March, 2016

Since Rachel Hutcheson's term as National Youth Assembly Moderator ended last August, she hasn't been eating chocolates with her feet up. Quite the opposite. Rachel has been clocking up volunteer hours working to support her own church— Old High St Stephens in Inverness.

Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald

Church pays tribute to former Moderator the Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald

17 March, 2016

The Very Rev Dr Sandy McDonald, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland from 1997-98, has died aged 78 in the early hours of 17 March after a long battle with lung disease at the Erskine Care Home for ex-servicemen in Bishopton.

Phil Potter

The Kirk is moving full steam ahead with Fresh Expressions

16 March, 2016

The Church of Scotland's Fresh Expressions work is gaining steam in its second year, with a stream of events designed to equip church members to build Christian community wherever they are.


Moderator says faith helped sustain many survivors of Clydebank Blitz

15 March, 2016

Many brave survivors of the Clydebank Blitz 75 years ago were likely sustained by their faith, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has said.

Moderator to preach at first ever service at Westminster to commemorate Clydebank Blitz

15 March 2016

The Moderator of the GeneralAssembly of the Church of Scotland is preaching at the first ever service tocommemorate the Clydebank Blitz at the Palace of Westminster today.