News and events

Mary Slessor

Missionaries shortlisted for Hall of Heroes

15 February, 2017

Two Presbyterian missionaries are in the running to become the first woman to be celebrated at a major landmark museum.

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Pakistani Christians welcomed in Scotland

14 February, 2017

Pakistani Christians on a twinning visit to Glasgow have praised the Church of Scotland for its “incredible” support amidst growing difficulties in the city of Hyderabad.

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Christian Aid Scotland launches ‘Pause with Pancakes’

13 February, 2017

Christian Aid supporters hope its new Lent event Pause for Pancakes will be so much fun people will make it their new Shrove Tuesday tradition.

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Church of Scotland encourages survivors to speak to Child Abuse Inquiry

11 February, 2017

The Church of Scotland --through CrossReach—will be taking part in the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, set up by the Scottish Government to raise public awareness of the scale and impact of abuse affecting children in residential care between 1930 and 2014.


New generation of Lewis ministers ordained

10 February, 2017

A former electricity board engineer and merchant seaman have been ordained as ministers on the Isle of Lewis.

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Church leaders urge UK government: Keep taking child refugees

10 February, 2017

Rev Dr Richard Frazer, convener of the Church and Society Council of the Church of Scotland and Honor Hania, chair, Commission for Justice and Peace, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Scotland released the following statement urging the UK government to continue accepting child refugees

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Mozambique visitors enjoy a warm welcome from Kirk

10 February, 2017

Two church leaders from Mozambique spoke to the World Mission Council this week as part of their six-week visit to Scotland to learn about the Kirk’s approach to worship, church governance and pastoral care.

Doug Gay with George Whyte and Calum MacLeod

Theologian outlines radical proposals for money and ministry

9 February, 2017

Theologian Rev Dr Doug Gay outlined a series of proposals to reshape minister recruitment, eldership and ordained ministry in his second of three Chalmers Lectures at St Giles’ Cathedral last night.

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MSPs praise fantastic community engagement project

9 February, 2017

An ecumenical project aimed at improving engagement between churches and members of the Scottish Parliament has been described as “hugely important”.

Job Centre Plus closure plans branded a disgrace

Controversial proposals to shut down half of all job centres in Glasgow have been branded a “disgrace”.