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Very Rev Susan Brown

Church voices concern for safety and freedom in Myanmar

1 February 2021

The Church of Scotland has voiced concerns about the safety and freedom of people in Myanmar after the country's military seized power early on Monday. The army's commander-in-chief took charge of the country, declared a

Barclay Viewforth Church

Church makes good progress on presbytery reform

28 January 2021

The Church of Scotland is making good progress in streamlining its presbytery structures to ensure it operates more effectively and efficiently. Three new groupings – Aberdeen and Shetland, Clyde and Fife – are already up

Syrian dancing at a community ceilidh in Skye.

New refugee integration and worship resources launched

27 January 2021

Two new sets of worship materials and educational tools on the theme of refugee integration, which have been created in partnership with Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees, have launched this week for churches, individuals and

Lee Whitecross

Fife church recruits first full-time youth leader

25 January 2021

A Fife church has recruited its first ever full-time youth pastor. Lee Whitecross is responsible for nurturing young people at Gillespie Memorial Church in Dunfermline and reaching out to others in the town. The 25-year-old

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Kirk co-signs letter calling Christians to join in prayer

21 January 2021

This Sunday (24 January), as lockdown restrictions continue in Scotland, Christians across the country – and further afield – will once again join together in prayer at 7pm in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As

General Assembly

Help choose the Moderator of the General Assembly 2022-23

21 January 2021

Church members are encouraged to help select the next Moderator of the General Assembly. The committee charged with the task of choosing the Kirk's ambassador at home and abroad for 2022-23 needs 15 members. The

Scottish Parliament

Scottish Government sends message to churches

19 January 2021

The Scottish Government's Communities Secretary, Aileen Campbell MSP has sent a message of reassurance to faith groups, saying that places of worship will be among the first to reopen when Covid restrictions are eased. In

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Churches awarded grants from green recovery fund

19 January 2021

Church of Scotland congregations and associated groups have been awarded around £180,000 in funding from the Scottish Government to support environmentally friendly projects. The Community Climate Asset Fund, which was set up last year to...