Cancellation of church services and other updates

17 March 2020

The Scottish Government now advises that people should minimise social contact by avoiding crowded areas and large gatherings, including religious congregations, and smaller gatherings. The Church of Scotland now asks, in the strongest terms...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair

Moderator joins call for national day of prayer

17 March 2020

The Church of Scotland is supporting calls for a National Day of Prayer and Action on 22 March, which is also Mothering Sunday. Rt Rev Colin Sinclair is joining the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, ...

Hand suggesting violence in home

Who will care about violence against women?

16 March 2020

One of the most destructive problems facing human beings across the world is violence against women. Katherine Gilmour, the Church of Scotland's gender justice officer and secretary to Integrity, the Church's Violence against Women Task. ...

Ambulance Zambia

Kirk members in Fife helping to save lives in Zambia

13 March 2020

Kirk members in Fife are helping to save countless lives in rural Zambia by keeping ambulances on the road. Hope Park & Martyrs Church in St Andrews has raised money to pay for the ongoing ...

The The Moderator with members of the Scottish Parliament

Women and Economy event highlights inequalities

11 March 2020

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair joined Ruth Maguire MSP, convener of the Equalities and Human Rights Committee, at the Scottish Parliament to co-host a discussion and networking session on Women and Economics". Many of the issues ...

Rev Rosie Frew, convener of the Church of Scotland's Faith Nurture Forum

A prayer for International Women's Day: Rev Rosie Frew

8 March 2020

To mark International Women's Day, Rev Rosie Frew, who was recently appointed as convener of the Church of Scotland's Faith Nurture Forum, has written a prayer for women around the world and the varying injustices, ...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair in Zambia

Kirk Moderator reflects on the season of Lent

6 March 2020

As we approach the second Sunday of Lent, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, has written a reflection on the season - and what we could ...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair with Lucie Kasanga and his wife Ruth

Kirk Moderator returns home to Zambia

2 March 2020

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has "come home" to Zambia after 43 years. Rt Rev Colin Sinclair lived out of a car in the African nation for three years ...

Prisoner of War hero minister

Church minister was inspiration behind 'Great Escape'

24 February 2020

A Church of Scotland minister nicknamed "Padre Mac" has been named as the inspiration behind the Great Escape. Rev Professor Murdo Ewen Macdonald's "fiery sermons" motivated the famous breakout of a German Prisoner of war ...

Shuna Dicks Keith Blackwood

Military chaplaincy described as 'best job in the world'

22 February 2020

The Moderator of the General Assembly has spent the week visiting British Army bases across Scotland. Rt Rev Colin Sinclair met service personnel in Stirling, Glasgow, Leuchars in Fife and Kinloss in Moray to learn ...

The main street of Newcastleton before the flooding hit

Village suffering after "devastating" flood says Kirk elder

21 February 2020

A Kirk elder in the Scottish Borders has spoken of the "devastating" damage to her village caused by severe flooding and has asked people to remember those affected in their prayers. Newcastleton, near Hawick, lies ...