Life and Work

Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland. In a history spanning over 140 years, it has established itself as the voice of the Church of Scotland.

Though firmly rooted in the affairs of the Kirk, it also aims to cover a broad range of subjects of interest to church-goers across the spectrum, from international affairs and British political and social issues to science, ethics, and the arts.

Each monthly issue includes a forum for views on current social and moral issues; a monthly meditation and regular articles on the spiritual side of life; reviews of the latest books, videos, and Christian resources; and regular features on the Church worldwide.

Our subscription service offers you the convenience of having Life and Work magazine delivered direct to your door or any digital device; you can also arrange a gift subscription. Free Gaelic supplements are also available.

Visit the Life and Work website for regular news and exclusive features, including weekly Coronavirus Diaries from Church of Scotland partners around the world. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

During this challenging period, Life and Work is committed to helping keep our Christian community connected. The magazine continues to be published and distributed to our loyal readers. If you need to contact our team, please email editorial enquiries to or all other enquiries to

Current issue: May 2022

Life and Work May 2022 issue cover
General Assembly 2022
  • The hidden art treasures in the Assembly Hall
  • Interview with the Moderator-Designate, the Rev Iain Greenshields
  • ‘No Time for Turning Back’: The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers, convener of the Assembly Trustees, urges the Church to continue the journey of reform
  • Assembly reports and timetable
Marks of Mission  
Continuing the series with the Fourth Mark of Mission: to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
A Privilege and a Joy
In this month’s youth column, Jamie Sutherland reflects on his experiences after being called to the Eldership at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic
United by Hope in Times of Crisis
This year’s appeal for Christian Aid Week
Plus: Prayers and Aid for Ukraine
Celebrate Digital Church
The Very Rev Albert Bogle says that as in-person church resumes, it is important that local congregations continue to develop their digital footprint
East Neuk Churches
John R Hume reflects on the history of some of the churches around the East Neuk of Fife
God’s Test
In the latest of the series on the Lord’s Prayer, David Searle considers temptation

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