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...

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 in ...

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 camp ...