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Commissioners gather for 'hybrid' General Assembly

20 May 2022

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

Glasgow-based writer Bernard MacLaverty, author of five novels and six short-story books, and the patron of this year’s 50th sale.

Christian Aid kicks off their annual fundraising appeal

13 May 2022

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

Rev Dr Grant Barclay and Rev Dr Marjory MacLean will formally join her Majesty's Household as Chaplains-in-Ordinary.

Two new Chaplains to the Queen appointed

9 May 2022

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

Lord Wallace

Presbytery of Angus tour for Moderator

6 May 2022

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

Pauline Steenbergen

Minister takes up new role at spiritual retreat

3 May 2022

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

Lord Wallace and Archbishop Leo Cushley

Churches embark on historic friendship journey

28 April 2022

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