News and events


Moderator recommends new homelessness booklet for congregations

4 March, 2017

The Moderator has praised A Place to Call Home, a new 30-page booklet designed to help local congregations understand and respond to the crisis of homelessness.

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The Iona Community chooses a new leader

3 March, 2017

A lay person will lead the Iona Community for the first time from this summer, following the election of Dr Michael Marten to the role, Life and Work reports.

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Former actress ordained as Inverurie minister

3 March, 2017

A former actress who has performed all over the world has been ordained as a minister at an Aberdeenshire church.

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Moderator holds talks with PM on slavery and human trafficking

2 March, 2017

Moderator of the General Assembly, Right Rev Dr Russell Barr, held talks with Theresa May about human trafficking and slavery.

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Frazer - unaccompanied refugee children must be welcomed

1 March, 2017

The Church of Scotland has welcomed a commitment from the Scottish Government that it will continue to do all it can to ensure the safety and integration of unaccompanied children.

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Church selects Principal Clerk Designate

1 March, 2017

The Church of Scotland is pleased to announce the selection of the Principal Clerk Designate following a recruitment process which was completed earlier this week.

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Cautious welcome for BHS pension payout deal

1 March, 2017

A Church official who launched a David versus Goliath style campaign to try and fill a black hole in a failed retailer’s pensions fund has cautiously welcomed a settlement.

Unity through Lent – Kirk and Christian Aid join forces

1 March, 2017

Unity is the focus of this year’s Lent observance as the Church of Scotland joins forces with Christian Aid to deliver an array of engaging resources for people to express their faith during this sacred time of year.


Churches well placed to alleviate loneliness

28 February, 2017

A former Moderator has said the thought of elderly people putting themselves at risk of being scammed brought “tears” to his eyes.

Interfaith listening service eases strain of court experience

Kirk members in Edinburgh are helping to deliver the first ever specialised court listening service in Scotland aimed at easing the strain of justice involvement.