News and events


Young people dealing with depression need talking therapies as well as medicines

9 March, 2016

CrossReach gives its reaction to concerns raised by the World Health Organisation over the worrying rise in the number of children across the UK being prescribed antidepressants. CrossReach is the operational name of the Church's Social Care Council and is one of the foremost providers of child counselling services in Scotland.

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Moderator announces first "farming minister" during Ayr Presbytery visit

9 March, 2016

The Church of Scotland is appointing its first ever dedicated "farming minister" to help support people in the hard-pressed agricultural industry.

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Rev Ebe Joseph: Healing the wounds of civil war in Sri Lanka

8 March, 2016

Christians are a small minority in Sri Lanka but they areplaying a crucial role in healing the wounds left by decades of ethnic andreligious conflict.

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Here's how the Church is working for gender justice at home and overseas

8 March, 2016

From working to end violence against women to helping women entrepreneurs, gender equality initiatives are at the centre of the Church of Scotland's work.

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'Faith Lift' pun finds favour on Facebook

7 March, 2016

An amusing banner outside a Dalkeith church which is closed for refurbishment is being widely enjoyed and shared on the Church of Scotland's Facebook page. The minister says the attention is raising the profile of St John's and King's Park Church despite its temporary closure.

Latest Credit Union service opens in Lanarkshire church

4 March, 2016

The Church is welcoming the latest branch of the Credit Union movement with Lanarkshire Credit Union operating a weekly drop in service at Carluke's Kirkton Church.


Moderator taking part in seafront Walk for Malawi event as part of Ayr Presbytery visit

4 March, 2016

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is embarking on a seafront walk to raise money for the people of Malawi.

Refugee resources now online to help congregations act

4 March, 2016

New resources for people, and congregations, who wish to help refugees are now available through Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees. This Church led project has developed links and materials to help church groups across the across the country provide support.


Church ministers criticise Highland Council for increasing funeral costs

3 March, 2016

Church of Scotland leaders in the Highlands have accused the local authority of exploiting the grief of bereaved families by backing huge increases in funeral costs.

Church responds to Humanist Society of Scotland report

2 March 2016

The Church of Scotland has reacted to the publication of a report commissioned by the Humanist Society of Scotland.