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, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Current issue: 2019 November

Life and Work November 2019

Discipleship Today

New series looking at what it means to follow Jesus today

‘God’s Word Has the Power to Transform Lives’

The faith journey of trainee minister Kaye Gardiner

Thinking ‘out of the box’

An insight into ‘hub-style’ ministries


- Looking Back at the Church of Scotland’s response in the early months of World War Two
- Remembrance Prayer from the Moderator of the General Assembly
- The Very Rev Dr John Chalmers reflects on war and remembrance

Gratitude for the Guild

The Church of Scotland Guild’s Annual Gathering in Dundee

Rhythms of the Year

Ron Ferguson reflects on the approach of Advent

Action and Legacy

The Very Rev Albert Bogle considers the need to think about the children of today in the world of tomorrow.

Plus all the regular columnists, news, reviews, letters, registers and crosswords

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Subscribe online from £12, or download a digital copy for £1.99; return the form in the magazine or speak to your church’s Life and Work coordinator.

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One of the magazine's most important elements is reader feedback. Our letters pages are among the liveliest in the magazine business, and are very revealing about general attitudes both within and beyond the Church. We actively encourage letters, but do ask that they are kept succinct (and not without humour), so we can publish as many as possible.

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