Church of Scotland News https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news The latest news releases from the Church of Scotland Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:17:31 +0000 Church engages in debate over proposed hate crime laws https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/church-engages-in-debate-over-proposed-hate-crime-laws https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/church-engages-in-debate-over-proposed-hate-crime-laws Mon, 08 Mar 2021 07:33:13 +0000 Meet Ruth Harvey the new leader of the Iona Community https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/meet-ruth-harvey-the-new-leader-of-the-iona-community https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/meet-ruth-harvey-the-new-leader-of-the-iona-community Fri, 05 Mar 2021 01:00:00 +0000 Minister crippled by COVID-19 "very relieved" to get the vaccine https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/minister-crippled-by-covid-19-very-relieved-to-get-the-vaccine https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/minister-crippled-by-covid-19-very-relieved-to-get-the-vaccine Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:03:21 +0000 Christians across Scotland will join in prayer this Sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/christians-across-scotland-will-join-in-prayer-this-sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/christians-across-scotland-will-join-in-prayer-this-sunday Thu, 04 Mar 2021 09:16:44 +0000 The priority area church helping the community to get vaccinated https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/the-priority-area-church-helping-the-community-to-get-vaccinated https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/the-priority-area-church-helping-the-community-to-get-vaccinated Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:00:39 +0000 Harry, 80, tackling 951 mile virtual bike ride to raise money for church https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Harry,-80,-tackling-951-mile-virtual-bike-ride-to-raise-money-for-church https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Harry,-80,-tackling-951-mile-virtual-bike-ride-to-raise-money-for-church Wed, 03 Mar 2021 07:01:04 +0000 World Day of Prayer highlights stories of Christian women of Vanuatu https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/world-day-of-prayer-highlights-stories-of-christian-women-of-vanuatu https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/world-day-of-prayer-highlights-stories-of-christian-women-of-vanuatu Tue, 02 Mar 2021 07:16:04 +0000 Moderator embarks on first 'online' presbytery visit to West Lothian https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Moderator-embarks-on-first-online-presbytery-visit-to-West-Lothian https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Moderator-embarks-on-first-online-presbytery-visit-to-West-Lothian Mon, 01 Mar 2021 09:09:33 +0000 Drama Kirk brings stories from the Gospel to life with Bob Hartman's 'Rhyming Bible' https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/drama-kirk-brings-stories-from-the-gospel-to-life-with-bob-hartmans-rhyming-bible https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/drama-kirk-brings-stories-from-the-gospel-to-life-with-bob-hartmans-rhyming-bible Fri, 26 Feb 2021 15:22:04 +0000 Prioritise vaccination of all vulnerable people 'wherever they are in the world' https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Prioritise-vaccination-of-all-vulnerable-people-wherever-they-are-in-the-world https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Prioritise-vaccination-of-all-vulnerable-people-wherever-they-are-in-the-world Fri, 26 Feb 2021 06:48:23 +0000 All Aboard - congregation and charity partner buy canal boat https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/All-Aboard-congregation-and-charity-partner-buy-canal-boat https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/All-Aboard-congregation-and-charity-partner-buy-canal-boat Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:12:13 +0000 Kirk continues weekly prayer initiative this Sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/kirk-continues-weekly-prayer-initiative-this-sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/kirk-continues-weekly-prayer-initiative-this-sunday Thu, 25 Feb 2021 07:01:04 +0000 Deacon Blue frontman talks life, music and faith https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/deacon-blue-frontman-talks-life-music-and-faith https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/deacon-blue-frontman-talks-life-music-and-faith Wed, 24 Feb 2021 07:01:03 +0000 Kirk shares new guide for congregations organising online election hustings https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/kirk-shares-new-guide-for-congregations-organising-online-election-hustings https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/kirk-shares-new-guide-for-congregations-organising-online-election-hustings Tue, 23 Feb 2021 17:21:41 +0000 Reaction to timetable on re-opening places of worship with restricted numbers https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Reaction-to-timetable-on-re-opening-places-of-worship-with-restricted-numbers https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Reaction-to-timetable-on-re-opening-places-of-worship-with-restricted-numbers Tue, 23 Feb 2021 14:07:28 +0000 Moderator addresses Scottish Parliament https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/moderator-addresses-scottish-parliament https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/moderator-addresses-scottish-parliament Tue, 23 Feb 2021 09:32:21 +0000 Sharing the love - churchgoers in Hamilton raise £1,000 for NHS https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/sharing-the-love-churchgoers-in-hamilton-raise-1000-for-nhs https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/sharing-the-love-churchgoers-in-hamilton-raise-1000-for-nhs Mon, 22 Feb 2021 07:01:06 +0000 Political leaders urged to 'redouble' efforts to tackle drugs deaths and poor mental health https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Political-leaders-urged-to-redouble-efforts-to-tackle-drugs-deaths-and-poor-mental-health https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Political-leaders-urged-to-redouble-efforts-to-tackle-drugs-deaths-and-poor-mental-health Fri, 19 Feb 2021 07:31:03 +0000 End of an era as 'voice of the voiceless' in Glasgow retires https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/end-of-an-era-as-voice-of-the-voiceless-in-glasgow-retires https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/end-of-an-era-as-voice-of-the-voiceless-in-glasgow-retires Thu, 18 Feb 2021 13:40:02 +0000 Join together in prayer this Sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/join-together-in-prayer-this-sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/join-together-in-prayer-this-sunday Wed, 17 Feb 2021 11:59:26 +0000 Joy as church calls new minister with a vision to hold forest services https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Joy-as-church-calls-new-minister-with-a-vision-to-hold-forest-services https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Joy-as-church-calls-new-minister-with-a-vision-to-hold-forest-services Wed, 17 Feb 2021 08:01:04 +0000 Moderator encourages Kirk members to use Lent as a period of reflection https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/moderator-encourages-kirk-members-to-use-lent-as-a-period-of-reflection https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/moderator-encourages-kirk-members-to-use-lent-as-a-period-of-reflection Tue, 16 Feb 2021 09:57:52 +0000 Join together in prayer with CrossReach this Lent https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/join-together-in-prayer-with-crossreach-this-easter https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/join-together-in-prayer-with-crossreach-this-easter Mon, 15 Feb 2021 08:31:03 +0000 Talking ministry: "Explore your sense of call with an open mind" https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/talking-ministry-explore-your-sense-of-call-with-an-open-mind https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/talking-ministry-explore-your-sense-of-call-with-an-open-mind Thu, 11 Feb 2021 14:24:12 +0000 Scottish Christians join together in prayer this Sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/scottish-christians-join-together-in-prayer-this-sunday2 https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/scottish-christians-join-together-in-prayer-this-sunday2 Thu, 11 Feb 2021 12:06:29 +0000 Church of Scotland members and ministers sing up a storm with Noah sea shanty https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/church-of-scotland-sings-up-a-storm-with-a-noah-sea-shanty https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/church-of-scotland-sings-up-a-storm-with-a-noah-sea-shanty Wed, 10 Feb 2021 13:58:55 +0000 UK must help ensure democracy is restored in Myanmar https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/UK-must-help-ensure-democracy-is-restored-in-Myanmar https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/UK-must-help-ensure-democracy-is-restored-in-Myanmar Wed, 10 Feb 2021 08:01:04 +0000 Organist invites people to help mark 50th online concert https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/organist-invites-people-to-help-mark-50th-online-concert https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/organist-invites-people-to-help-mark-50th-online-concert Tue, 09 Feb 2021 11:51:57 +0000 Moderator embarks on flying visit with Royal Air Force https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/moderator-embarks-on-flying-visit-with-royal-air-force https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/moderator-embarks-on-flying-visit-with-royal-air-force Mon, 08 Feb 2021 08:01:04 +0000 Church members encouraged to take part in COP26 https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/church-members-encouraged-to-take-part-in-cop26 https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/church-members-encouraged-to-take-part-in-cop26 Fri, 05 Feb 2021 13:02:29 +0000 Interfaith leaders team up to make video encouraging people to 'stay safe, get vaccinated' https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Interfaith-leaders-team-up-to-make-video-encouraging-people-to-stay-safe,-get-vaccinated https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Interfaith-leaders-team-up-to-make-video-encouraging-people-to-stay-safe,-get-vaccinated Fri, 05 Feb 2021 06:46:03 +0000 A celebration of the Church in Fife - new presbytery holds first meeting https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/a-celebration-of-the-church-in-fife-new-presbytery-holds-first-meeting https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/a-celebration-of-the-church-in-fife-new-presbytery-holds-first-meeting Thu, 04 Feb 2021 13:16:43 +0000 Join the Kirk in prayer this Sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/join-the-kirk-in-prayer-this-sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/join-the-kirk-in-prayer-this-sunday Thu, 04 Feb 2021 07:01:10 +0000 Moderator launches new photography competition – ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/moderator-launches-new-photography-competition-hidden-in-plain-sight https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/moderator-launches-new-photography-competition-hidden-in-plain-sight Wed, 03 Feb 2021 16:11:27 +0000 COVID-19 - Pipe Major composes "soul stirring" lament in memory of people who have died https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/COVID-19-Pipe-Major-composes-soul-stirring-lament-in-memory-of-people-who-have-died https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/COVID-19-Pipe-Major-composes-soul-stirring-lament-in-memory-of-people-who-have-died Wed, 03 Feb 2021 07:31:03 +0000 Extending the 'Cup of Friendship' to 100 people isolating at home https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Extending-the-Cup-of-Friendship-to-100-people-isolating-at-home https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Extending-the-Cup-of-Friendship-to-100-people-isolating-at-home Tue, 02 Feb 2021 14:26:22 +0000 Rev Dr Alistair May leads Time for Reflection at the Scottish Parliament https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/rev-alistair-may-leads-time-for-reflection-at-the-scottish-parliament https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/rev-alistair-may-leads-time-for-reflection-at-the-scottish-parliament Tue, 02 Feb 2021 08:01:04 +0000 Three ministers from overseas share their path into the Church of Scotland https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/meet-three-ministers-from-abroad https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/meet-three-ministers-from-abroad Mon, 01 Feb 2021 16:51:36 +0000 Church voices concern for safety and freedom in Myanmar https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/church-voices-concern-for-safety-and-freedom-in-myanmar https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/church-voices-concern-for-safety-and-freedom-in-myanmar Mon, 01 Feb 2021 07:01:05 +0000 Children's mental health is at the heart of CrossReach services https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/childrens-mental-health-is-at-the-heart-of-crossreach-services https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/childrens-mental-health-is-at-the-heart-of-crossreach-services Sat, 30 Jan 2021 11:23:09 +0000 Church does not support legal action over temporary building closures https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/church-does-not-support-legal-action-over-church-closures https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/church-does-not-support-legal-action-over-church-closures Fri, 29 Jan 2021 07:01:04 +0000 Pioneer ministers help bridge the gap between church and community https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Pioneer-ministers-help-bridge-the-gap-between-church-and-community https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Pioneer-ministers-help-bridge-the-gap-between-church-and-community Thu, 28 Jan 2021 14:26:05 +0000 Kirk invites Christians to continue in prayer this Sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/kirk-invites-christians-to-continue-in-prayer-this-sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/kirk-invites-christians-to-continue-in-prayer-this-sunday Thu, 28 Jan 2021 07:16:02 +0000 Church makes good progress on presbytery reform https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Church-makes-good-progress-on-presbytery-reform https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Church-makes-good-progress-on-presbytery-reform Wed, 27 Jan 2021 11:01:02 +0000 Holocaust Memorial Day marked with reflection and memories https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/holocaust-memorial-day-marked-with-reflection-and-memories https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/holocaust-memorial-day-marked-with-reflection-and-memories Wed, 27 Jan 2021 07:01:05 +0000 New refugee integration and worship resources launched https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/new-refugee-integration-and-worship-resources-launched https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/new-refugee-integration-and-worship-resources-launched Tue, 26 Jan 2021 14:57:58 +0000 Aberdeenshire Guild group raises thousands with virtual walk to Bethlehem https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/local-moray-guild-raises-thousands-with-virtual-walk-to-bethlehem https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/local-moray-guild-raises-thousands-with-virtual-walk-to-bethlehem Mon, 25 Jan 2021 07:16:02 +0000 Fife church recruits first full-time youth leader https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/fife-church-recruits-first-full-time-youth-leader https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/fife-church-recruits-first-full-time-youth-leader Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:01:04 +0000 Church joins disarmament campaigners in celebrating nuclear weapons treaty https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/church-joins-disarmament-campaigners-in-celebrating-nuclear-weapons-treaty https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/church-joins-disarmament-campaigners-in-celebrating-nuclear-weapons-treaty Thu, 21 Jan 2021 16:08:52 +0000 Kirk co-signs letter calling Christians to join in prayer https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/kirk-co-signs-letter-calling-christians-to-join-in-prayer https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/kirk-co-signs-letter-calling-christians-to-join-in-prayer Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:27:23 +0000 Help choose the Moderator of the General Assembly 2022-23 https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/VIDEO-Call-for-help-to-select-Moderator-of-the-General-Assembly-2022-23 https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/VIDEO-Call-for-help-to-select-Moderator-of-the-General-Assembly-2022-23 Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:39:31 +0000 Kirk member vaccinated on 108th birthday in church https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/108-year-old-kirk-member-vaccinated-in-her-home-church https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/108-year-old-kirk-member-vaccinated-in-her-home-church Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:01:04 +0000 Scottish Government sends message to churches https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/scottish-government-sends-message-to-churches https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/scottish-government-sends-message-to-churches Tue, 19 Jan 2021 06:01:04 +0000 Churches awarded grants from green recovery fund https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/churches-awarded-grants-from-green-recovery-fund https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/churches-awarded-grants-from-green-recovery-fund Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:01:04 +0000 Talking Ministry: “Whatever your gifts, God can use them” https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Talking-Ministry-Whatever-your-gifts,-God-can-use-them https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/Talking-Ministry-Whatever-your-gifts,-God-can-use-them Thu, 14 Jan 2021 16:10:30 +0000 Faith leaders urge people to get COVID-19 vaccine https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/faith-leaders-urge-people-to-get-covid-19-vaccine https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/faith-leaders-urge-people-to-get-covid-19-vaccine Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:41:56 +0000 Scottish Christians join together in prayer this Sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/scottish-christians-join-together-in-prayer-this-sunday https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/scottish-christians-join-together-in-prayer-this-sunday Wed, 13 Jan 2021 06:01:03 +0000 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to begin https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-to-begin https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity-to-begin Tue, 12 Jan 2021 07:01:03 +0000 Moderator will host first Grasping the Nettle event of the year https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/moderator-will-host-first-grasping-the-nettle-event-of-the-year https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/moderator-will-host-first-grasping-the-nettle-event-of-the-year Mon, 11 Jan 2021 06:31:04 +0000 Moderator seeks clemency for US prisoner https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/moderator-seeks-clemency-for-us-prisoner https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/moderator-seeks-clemency-for-us-prisoner