News and events

Church presses for UK action on climate change at UN summit

9 December, 2014

The Church of Scotland has urged the UK Government to ensure outcomes are achieved at the UN climate change conference in Lima that helps reduce global carbon emissions.

Views sought on future of British Sign Language in Scotland

9 December, 2014

Deaf and hearing members of the Church of Scotland are being encouraged to share their views about the future of British Sign Language (BSL) in Scotland.

Deputy Lieutenant honour for Greenock minister

8 December, 2014

Rev Alan Sorensen, minister of Wellpark Mid Kirk in Greenock and award-winning broadcaster, has been appointed to the prestigious role of Deputy Lieutenant for Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire.

Inverness congregation seeks partners to develop Old High Church

5 December, 2014

The high cost of insuring the most historic old church in Inverness could mean it is forced to shut its doors for the sake of a few thousand pounds per year.

Moderator calls for Church to redefine membership in digital age

4 December, 2014

The Moderator of the General Assembly has challenged Scotland's national church to evolve for the digital age and find 100,000 new members by 2025.

Advent calendar display

Advent reflections begin

1 December, 2014

The true meaning of Christmas for the Church of Scotland is being highlighted through a special Advent reflection series organised by the Moderator of the General Assembly.

Ex-Moderator dedicates honorary degree to parish ministers across Scotland

1 December, 2014

The Very Rev Lorna Hood today (Monday, December 1), dedicated her honorary degree from the University of Glasgow to the work of parish ministers across Scotland.

BBC documentary on life of Church WW2 heroine

28 November, 2014

A Church of Scotland missionary and WW2 heroine is the focus of a BBC documentary this Sunday.

People power must take Smith Commission agreement forward

28 November, 2014

The Church of Scotland believes devolved powers agreed by the Smith Commission can help the Scottish Parliament deliver social justice for its people.

First anniversary of Fresh Expressions in Church

A new approach to creating congregations and members in the Church of Scotland celebrated its first anniversary this month.