Church of Scotland News https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news The latest news releases from the Church of Scotland 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 Fri, 08 Jan 2021 14:58:14 +0000 General Assembly 2021 will be held online in May https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/general-assembly-2021-will-be-held-online-in-may https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/general-assembly-2021-will-be-held-online-in-may Thu, 07 Jan 2021 13:30:42 +0000 Join us in prayer this Sunday at 7pm https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/join-us-in-prayer-this-sunday-at-7pm https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/join-us-in-prayer-this-sunday-at-7pm Fri, 01 Jan 2021 07:01:04 +0000 Kirk explores personal calling stories through new Talking Ministry series https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/kirk-explores-personal-calling-stories-through-new-talking-ministry-series https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2021/kirk-explores-personal-calling-stories-through-new-talking-ministry-series Thu, 31 Dec 2020 06:01:04 +0000 Our top 13 Church of Scotland news articles from 2020 https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/19-top-church-of-scotland-news-articles-from-2020 https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/19-top-church-of-scotland-news-articles-from-2020 Mon, 28 Dec 2020 07:01:06 +0000 Kirk's Chief Officer looks back at 2020: 'Covid-19 challenged us at every level' https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Kirks-Chief-Officer-looks-back-at-2020-Covid-19-challenged-us-at-every-level https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Kirks-Chief-Officer-looks-back-at-2020-Covid-19-challenged-us-at-every-level Fri, 25 Dec 2020 05:31:03 +0000 Christmas Day: The day when 'Jesus moved into the neighbourhood' https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Christmas-Day-the-day-when-Jesus-moved-into-the-neighbourhood https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Christmas-Day-the-day-when-Jesus-moved-into-the-neighbourhood Thu, 24 Dec 2020 05:31:04 +0000 Advent Day 26: Young people raise awareness of homelessness https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-26-Young-people-raise-awareness-of-homelessness https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-26-Young-people-raise-awareness-of-homelessness Thu, 24 Dec 2020 00:16:03 +0000 Moderator, Pope and Archbishop send Christmas message to South Sudan https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/moderator-pope-and-archbishop-urge-south-sudan-leaders-to-pursue-peace https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/moderator-pope-and-archbishop-urge-south-sudan-leaders-to-pursue-peace Wed, 23 Dec 2020 12:31:03 +0000 Dundee nativity video spreads Christmas cheer https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/dundee-nativity-video-spreads-christmas-cheer https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/dundee-nativity-video-spreads-christmas-cheer Wed, 23 Dec 2020 05:31:03 +0000 Advent Day 25: My first Christmas as a parish minister https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-25-my-first-christmas-as-a-minister https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-25-my-first-christmas-as-a-minister Tue, 22 Dec 2020 18:46:33 +0000 North Ayrshire congregation helps to collect hundreds of gifts for children this Christmas https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/north-ayrshire-congregation-collects-hundreds-of-gifts-for-children-this-christmas https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/north-ayrshire-congregation-collects-hundreds-of-gifts-for-children-this-christmas Tue, 22 Dec 2020 11:01:04 +0000 Historic Edinburgh church to mark 400 years on Christmas day https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/historic-edinburgh-church-to-mark-400-years-on-christmas-day https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/historic-edinburgh-church-to-mark-400-years-on-christmas-day Tue, 22 Dec 2020 05:31:04 +0000 Advent Day 24: Hebridean children sing Gaelic rendition of Child of Joy https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-24-hebridean-children-sing-gaelic-rendition-of-child-of-joy https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-24-hebridean-children-sing-gaelic-rendition-of-child-of-joy Mon, 21 Dec 2020 12:01:03 +0000 Church leaders release Christmas message https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/church-leaders-release-christmas-message https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/church-leaders-release-christmas-message Mon, 21 Dec 2020 05:31:06 +0000 Advent Day 23: A Light in the Darkness https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-23-a-light-in-the-darkness https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-23-a-light-in-the-darkness Sun, 20 Dec 2020 05:31:04 +0000 Advent Day 22: Support the CrossReach Winter Appeal https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-22-support-the-crossreach-winter-appeal https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-22-support-the-crossreach-winter-appeal Sat, 19 Dec 2020 05:31:04 +0000 Advent Day 21: A prayer from Rev Anne Stewart, prison chaplain https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-21-a-prayer-from-rev-anne-stewart-prison-chaplain https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-21-a-prayer-from-rev-anne-stewart-prison-chaplain Fri, 18 Dec 2020 05:31:05 +0000 Advent Day 20: A message from the Olive Grove Chapel https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-20-A-message-from-the-Olive-Grove-Chapel https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-20-A-message-from-the-Olive-Grove-Chapel Thu, 17 Dec 2020 12:20:20 +0000 Scottish Christians join in prayer on fourth Sunday of Advent https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/scottish-christians-join-in-prayer-on-fourth-sunday-of-advent https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/scottish-christians-join-in-prayer-on-fourth-sunday-of-advent Thu, 17 Dec 2020 05:31:03 +0000 Advent Day 19: Joy to the World https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-19-joy-to-the-world https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-19-joy-to-the-world Wed, 16 Dec 2020 12:01:04 +0000 The Kirk's Listening Project needs your help https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/the-kirks-listening-project-needs-your-help https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/the-kirks-listening-project-needs-your-help Wed, 16 Dec 2020 05:01:05 +0000 Advent Day 18: A Christmas service from Oban https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-18-a-christmas-service-from-oban https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-18-a-christmas-service-from-oban Tue, 15 Dec 2020 16:41:42 +0000 New minister for South Lanarkshire churches https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/New-minister-for-South-Lanarkshire-churches https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/New-minister-for-South-Lanarkshire-churches Tue, 15 Dec 2020 05:31:03 +0000 Advent Day 17: The Shoes Brothers present: Don't Worry About A Thing! https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-17-the-shoes-brothers-present-dont-worry-about-a-thing https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-17-the-shoes-brothers-present-dont-worry-about-a-thing Mon, 14 Dec 2020 12:01:04 +0000 New equality and inclusion group seeks members https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/new-equality-and-inclusion-group-seeks-members https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/new-equality-and-inclusion-group-seeks-members Mon, 14 Dec 2020 05:31:02 +0000 Advent Day 16: Kirk ministers present new Christmas hymn 'Holy Jesus' https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-16-Kirk-minister-present-new-Christmas-hymn-Holy-Jesus https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-16-Kirk-minister-present-new-Christmas-hymn-Holy-Jesus Sun, 13 Dec 2020 05:31:02 +0000 Advent Day 15: Cords that connect heaven and earth https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-15 https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-15 Sat, 12 Dec 2020 05:31:02 +0000 Advent Day 14: A prayer from Rev David Coleman, Chaplain of Eco-Congregation Scotland https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-14-Rev-David-Coleman-Chaplain-of-Eco-Congregation-Scotland https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-14-Rev-David-Coleman-Chaplain-of-Eco-Congregation-Scotland Fri, 11 Dec 2020 05:31:02 +0000 Advent Day 13: What A Beautiful Gift https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-13-What-A-Beautiful-Gift https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-13-What-A-Beautiful-Gift Thu, 10 Dec 2020 11:57:42 +0000 Scottish Christians join in prayer on third Sunday of Advent https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/scottish-christians-join-in-prayer-on-third-sunday-of-advent https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/scottish-christians-join-in-prayer-on-third-sunday-of-advent Thu, 10 Dec 2020 05:31:02 +0000 Advent Day 12: Jesus was a refugee at the beginning of his life https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Advent-Day-12-Jesus-was-a-refugee-at-the-beginning-of-his-life https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Advent-Day-12-Jesus-was-a-refugee-at-the-beginning-of-his-life Wed, 09 Dec 2020 05:31:02 +0000 Advent Day 11: Queen's Cross Church Choir presents 'When A Child Is Born' https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-11-Queens-Cross-Church-Choir-presents-When-A-Child-Is-Born https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-11-Queens-Cross-Church-Choir-presents-When-A-Child-Is-Born Tue, 08 Dec 2020 05:31:04 +0000 Advent Day 10: Orkney churches to mark Advent together with ecumenical services online https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Orkney-churches-to-mark-Advent-together-with-ecumenical-services-online https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Orkney-churches-to-mark-Advent-together-with-ecumenical-services-online Mon, 07 Dec 2020 05:31:03 +0000 Advent Day 9: Angels brighten up communities with message of hope https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-9-angels-brighten-up-communities-with-message-of-hope https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-9-angels-brighten-up-communities-with-message-of-hope Sun, 06 Dec 2020 05:31:04 +0000 Advent Day 8: Dundee church reaching out to those in need this Christmas https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Dundee-Church-reaching-out-to-those-in-need-this-Christmas https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Dundee-Church-reaching-out-to-those-in-need-this-Christmas Sat, 05 Dec 2020 05:31:04 +0000 Advent Day 7: A Christmas cracker - See In Yonder Manger Low https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-7-a-christmas-cracker-see-in-yonder-manger-low https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-day-7-a-christmas-cracker-see-in-yonder-manger-low Fri, 04 Dec 2020 12:01:08 +0000 'Pure hearted' girl, 7, leaves Christmas toy joy legacy https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Pure-hearted-girl,-7,-leaves-Christmas-toy-joy-legacy https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Pure-hearted-girl,-7,-leaves-Christmas-toy-joy-legacy Fri, 04 Dec 2020 05:31:05 +0000 Advent Day 6: The Guild presents a special Big Sing https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-6-The-Guild-presents-a-special-Big-Sing https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/Advent-Day-6-The-Guild-presents-a-special-Big-Sing Thu, 03 Dec 2020 16:50:53 +0000 Son of the manse becomes new minister of East Renfrewshire church https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Son-of-the-manse-becomes-new-minister-of-East-Renfrewshire-church https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Son-of-the-manse-becomes-new-minister-of-East-Renfrewshire-church Thu, 03 Dec 2020 14:31:03 +0000 Scottish Christians join in prayer on second Sunday of Advent https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/scottish-christians-join-in-prayer-on-second-sunday-of-advent https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/scottish-christians-join-in-prayer-on-second-sunday-of-advent Thu, 03 Dec 2020 05:31:04 +0000 Advent Day 5: Scots urged to take part in "Doorstep" Christmas Carol concert https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-scots-urged-to-take-part-in-doorstep-christmas-carol-concert https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/advent/advent-scots-urged-to-take-part-in-doorstep-christmas-carol-concert Wed, 02 Dec 2020 12:01:04 +0000 New minister swaps New Jersey for East Lothian https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/New-minister-swaps-New-Jersey-for-East-Lothian https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/New-minister-swaps-New-Jersey-for-East-Lothian Wed, 02 Dec 2020 05:31:04 +0000 Advent Day 4: An Advent reflection from Very Rev Dr John Chalmers https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Advent-Day-2-An-Advent-reflection-from-Very-Rev-Dr-John-Chalmers https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Advent-Day-2-An-Advent-reflection-from-Very-Rev-Dr-John-Chalmers Tue, 01 Dec 2020 05:31:01 +0000 Advent Day 3: Theatre group will bring “joy of the Christmas story” online https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Advent-Day-1-Theatre-group-will-bring-joy-of-the-Christmas-story-online https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Advent-Day-1-Theatre-group-will-bring-joy-of-the-Christmas-story-online Mon, 30 Nov 2020 05:31:02 +0000 Advent Day 2: Special online service from Holy Land to mark St Andrew's Day https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Advent-Day-2-Speak-service-from-Holy-Land-to-mark-St-Andrews-Day https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Advent-Day-2-Speak-service-from-Holy-Land-to-mark-St-Andrews-Day Sun, 29 Nov 2020 05:31:02 +0000 Advent Day 1: Good things come to those who wait https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Advent-Day-1-Good-things-come-to-those-who-wait https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Advent-Day-1-Good-things-come-to-those-who-wait Fri, 27 Nov 2020 07:01:02 +0000 Edinburgh church unveils stunning two-year renovation https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Edinburgh-church-unveils-stunning-two-year-renovation https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Edinburgh-church-unveils-stunning-two-year-renovation Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:47:30 +0000 Scottish Christians join in prayer on the first Sunday of Advent https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-Christians-join-in-prayer-on-the-first-Sunday-of-Advent https://churchofscotland.org.uk/news-and-events/news/2020/Scottish-Christians-join-in-prayer-on-the-first-Sunday-of-Advent