News and events


Edinburgh congregation votes for equality in new vacancy process

26 June, 2015

An Edinburgh congregation has become the first to go through the new vacancy process since changes agreed at last month's General Assembly.


Korean prayer team on a mission for Kirk

25 June, 2015

A prayer team from South Korea has landed in Stornoway on a mission to help bring continued success for Scotland's national church.


One year on: St Catherine’s Argyle recovering from congregation split

22 June, 2015

Last May St Catherine's Argyle in Edinburgh experienced the painful event of a congregational split over the ordination of gay ministers. One year on, its locum minister, Rev Jane Howitt, describes how the church has recovered.


Royal Highland Show Sunday service available to watch online

19 June, 2015

This Sunday's annual service of worship at the Royal Highland Show can be viewed online from 10am.


Minister’s love of tea spreads to the White House

15 June, 2015

Read why Barack Obama could be enjoying a cuppa made with tea grown by a Church of Scotland minister.


People with learning disabilities can feel they belong at Kirk

10 June, 2015

Improving how congregations nurture those with learning disabilities was the focus of a Church of Scotland conference in Dundee last weekend. Read why the Moderator described it as one of the highlights of his moderatorial year.


Eldership publication in high demand

9 June, 2015

An insightful publication on eldership within the Kirk has become one of the most sought after Christian reads in Scotland.


Church welcomes anti-sex trafficking legislation amendments

8 June, 2015

The Church of Scotland has joined other churches throughout the country to welcome today's amendments to the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Bill which would make it an offence to pay for sexual services.


Churches mark ‘Thursdays in Black’ campaign

4 June, 2015

A joint meeting took place this week of the Church of Scotland's Violence Against Women Task Group, and the Action of Churches Together in Scotland's Anti Human Trafficking Group.

Church adds voice to Dungavel detainee demonstration

The Church of Scotland will add its voice to a protest outside Dungavel Removal Centre tomorrow calling for access to visit detainees and an end to detention in the immigration system.