The General Assembly has voted in favour of creating a new scheme to support parish ministers struggling to pay manse energy bills. Commissioners decided by 227 votes by 122 to instruct the Assembly Trustees, in ...
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On the opening day of this year's General Assembly, Her Majesty The Queen has written a letter to the Church of Scotland applauding the role of congregations in offering support to Ukrainian refugees and ‘welcoming ...
The commitment of the Church of Scotland and its fellow churches to promoting truthfulness in both public and private life has never been more important, the Kirk's General Assembly has been told. The comments came
A Fife minister has been installed as the new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields said he is "humbled, honoured and privileged" to have been elected
Ministers, elders, deacons and special guests are gathering for the first hybrid General Assembly in Edinburgh tomorrow. Meeting in-person and online, they will make key decisions that will affect the future of the Church of
The Moderator of the General Assembly has visited Ukraine and Hungary to find out how donations from Church of Scotland members are being used to support people affected by the war. Lord Wallace spent two
An Isle of Lewis charity its ambitious plans to support children and families throughout the Western Isles when Deputy First Minister John Swinney visited this week. Mr Swinney and Western Isles MSP Alasdair Allan spent
The Moderator of the General Assembly, Lord Jim Wallace, has joined 11 other Scottish faith leaders encouraging Christians to take part in Thy Kingdom Come, the global prayer initiative which takes place from Ascension Day
An East Lothian minster who has a dual Christian and Jewish identity has spoken of her passion for her calling. Rev Hayley Cohen said she loves her role at Northesk Parish Church in Musselburgh because
Christian Aid Week gets under way on Sunday 15 May, running until Saturday 21 May, with this year's annual fundraising appeal filled with inspiring worship services, events, challenges and reflections from a whole host of
Tributes have been paid to the Principal Clerk of the General Assembly who is retiring next month. Rev Dr George Whyte said it has been a "privilege" to serve in so many different Church of
An eminent Scottish theologian and Church of Scotland minister has been appointed to the role of Queen's Chaplain. Rev Professor John Swinton who is the current Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University
Two Church of Scotland ministers have been appointed as chaplains to Her Majesty the Queen. Rev Dr Grant Barclay and Rev Dr Marjory MacLean will formally join her Majesty's Household as Chaplains-in-Ordinary. They said it
The Moderator of the General Assembly is embarking on a 10-day visit to learn more about the life and work of the Church of Scotland in Angus. Lord Wallace said he is looking forward to
Despite the challenges of the last two years, the Church of Scotland is steadily moving forward with a programme of radical reforms begun in 2019 aimed at ensuring it is "lean and fit for mission
Against the challenging financial backdrop facing the whole Church, which was heightened during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Assembly Trustees will be recommending that this month's General Assembly establish a new fund to support Church...
The Church is set to reaffirm its steadfast commitment to supporting the poorest people in society at the "heart of all that it does". This is one of the key messages in the Faith Nurture
A Church of Scotland minister has been appointed to provide spiritual leadership at a retreat in rural Perthshire described as a "piece of heaven". Rev Pauline Steenbergen said she was looking forward to taking up
A minister known as DJ Jolly Jilly has been recognised for "brightening" up the spirits of prisoners and staff at Scotland's largest jail during lockdown. Rev Jill Clancy took over HMP Barlinnie's radio station, Barbed
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be invited to welcome an historic Declaration of Friendship with the Catholic Church in Scotland that offers 'a decisive and irrevocable statement of our friendship with