News and events


Moderator welcomes Society Religion and Technology week of prayer

28 May, 2015

The Moderator of the General Assembly today encouraged churches to support the second annual week of prayer for the work of the Society, Religion and Technology (SRT) project.


Church calls for action on palliative care after MSPs reject assisted dying

28 May, 2015

The Church of Scotland hopes the Scottish parliament will now act to improve end of life care after rejecting proposed legislation on assisted dying.


Church applies pressure for nuclear disarmament ahead of Westminster debate

27 May, 2015

Scotland's national church has restated its firm opposition to the existence of nuclear missiles – a position which it has held for over 30 years – ahead of Thursday's Westminster debate on the safety of Trident.


Church urges MSPs to improve end of life care

26 May, 2015

The Church of Scotland has written to MSPs urging them to do more to improve palliative care for those approaching the end of their life rather than passing 'assisted dying' legislation.


Record levels of digital engagement during Assembly month

22 May, 2015

Technological innovation at this year's General Assembly has made it the most digitally engaged annual gathering of the Kirk in history.


Ayrshire elder reminds Assembly to value its ministers

21 May, 2015

An elder in Ayr has made a rousing call for the Church to value and nourish its ministers throughout the country.


Church seeking new style of pioneering minister

20 May, 2015

A new style of Kirk minister is to be created charged with reconnecting large parts of Scotland with Christianity.


Church votes in favour of allowing ministers in same sex civil partnerships

16 May, 2015

The Church of Scotland has voted in favour of allowing people in same sex civil partnerships to be called as ministers and deacons.


Financial sector expert shares support for Churches' credit union

15 May, 2015

The chairman of the Church of Scotland's Commission on the Purposes of Economic Activity comments on the new Churches' Mutual Credit Union.

Financial sector takes note of Churches’ credit union

Key figures from the financial industry in Scotland today welcomed the arrival of a new Church-led player on the affordable credit landscape.