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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. ...

Church official delivers new report on tackling food poverty

30 June, 2016

Sweeping measures to address the problem of food poverty in Scotland have been presented to the Scottish Government by an independent Working Group led by a Church of Scotland official. Rev Dr Martin Johnstone, who is secretary of the Church ...

Latest Take a Pew hears MSP talk about her faith

29 June, 2016

The Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson MSP talks about her faith and being a Church of Scotland member. The Moderator of the General Assembly has welcomed her frankness in speaking about the challenges she has faced in reconciling her faith ...

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. ...