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: February 2022

Life and Work February 2022 Cover
New Life from Old Stones
Jackie Macadam considers the options for unneeded church buildings, and shows have some have found a new purpose.
The Journey of Living by Faith
The faith journey of bouncer-turned-pastor Dez Johnston, new President of the Boys’ Brigade in the UK and ROI.
The Five Marks of Mission: Sharing the Good News
Thomas Baldwin considers the first of the Five Marks of Mission.
Faith in Action
Official monthly update from the Faith Action Programme.
Science ‘Doesn’t Diminish My Faith’
The Moderator highlights how science and faith can work together.
‘Friends for Life’
In this month’s youth column, Natasha Scotland looks back on a pre-pandemic visit to Zambia with the Church of Scotland Guild.
A Highland Mission Church
John R Hume considers the history of a small, but fascinating church on the Isle of North Uist.

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