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.

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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: November 2021

Life and Work November 2021 Cover
The Church of Scotland and COP26
How the Church and wider Christian community is engaging with the climate conference in Glasgow
‘The Most Important Thing We Can All Do is Talk’
The work and faith of Jen Morris, a co-ordinator of the YCCN climate relay
‘Our Faith Demands Our Commitment’
The Moderator emphasises the importance of speaking up for the vulnerable at COP26
‘We Love Our Neighbour – and We Demand Change’
In this month’s youth column, Rachel Walker highlights a global day of action on climate change
100 Years of Poppy Sales
Marking the centenary of the first Poppy Day
Freedom Isn’t Free
With Remembrance season approaching, the Very Rev Dr John Chalmers reflects on the withdrawal from Afghanistan and its impact on the injured and the families of those killed in the conflict
Remembrance Prayer
From the Moderator of the General Assembly
The Big Question
What Does It Mean to You to Wear a Poppy?

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