News and events

Mary McLeod and Anne Macintosh

Kirk appoints two senior staff: Solicitor of the Church and General Treasurer

26 January, 2016

The Church of Scotland has made two senior staff appointments. Ms Mary Macleod has been named as the new Solicitor of the Church and Law Agent of the General Assembly. Mrs Anne Macintosh has been appointed as the new General Treasurer.

Egypt St Andrrew's Church Cairo

St Andrew's refugee project in Cairo leaves lasting impression on Moderator

26 January, 2016

Refugees in Cairo issued a plea for the UK to take in more people seeking asylum telling the Moderator that thousands of people feel trapped and hopeless.


New minister says role the “most fulfilling" he has ever had.

25 January, 2016

Life in an Orkney island parish has given a former hospital doctor and political campaigner the "most fulfilling" role he has ever had.


Married couple ordained as ministers on same day

25 January, 2016

A married couple were ordained as Church of Scotland ministers at the same "beautiful and moving" service.

Rev Dr Andrea Zaki with Church leaders

Church urged to speak up for Middle East's Christians

22 January, 2016

Egyptian Christians are urging those in the West to speak prophetically about the future of Christianity in the Middle East. The Moderator of the General Assembly has heard the fate of Christianity in the region is now in the balance


Woman in court over elderly Fife church member's death

21 January, 2016

A woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of Fife pensioner Mary Logie.


Iconic ceramic poppies going on display at Orkney's St Magnus Cathedral

20 January, 2016

A "spectacular" display of thousands of ceramic poppies is to be installed at Orkney's iconic Magnus Cathedral to mark the centenary of a legendary sea battle.


Minister asks MSPs if they walk in the gutter or on the pavement

20 January, 2016

Minister asks MSPs if they walk in the gutter or in the pavement in Scottish Parliament address.

The Rev Roddy Hamilton

Global success of David Bowie tribute video gives church a major confidence boost

19 January, 2016

The sensational popularity of a video featuring a church organist paying tribute to the late David Bowie has given his home congregation a confidence boost.

General Assembly to debate Overture

19 January 2016

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is to debate whether congregations should be allowed to consider calling a person in a same-sex marriage as a minister or deacon.