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Reverend Barry Hughes standing in front of his local Sainsbury's wearing a reindeer jumper

Advent Day 2: A Christmas service in a surprising place

2 December 2019

This Advent a Church of Scotland minister will be out in the community giving a Christmas service with a difference at his local supermarket.Rev Barry Hughes, who since taking up a call to ministry last ...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair in front of a stained glass window

Advent Day 1: Rt Rev Colin Sinclair introduces Advent

1 December 2019

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, invites you to join in with this year's Advent calendar: Joy To The World. God is with us"The sense of expectation ...

Arif Raheel Denny

Former asylum seeker ordained as Kirk minister

28 November 2019

A former asylum seeker who escaped the clutches of Islamic extremists is being ordained as a Church of Scotland minister today.Raheel Arif is being inducted into Denny Old Parish Church linked with Haggs Parish Church ...

A graphic saying Joy To The World with three wise men

Spread Joy to the World this Advent season

25 November 2019

The countdown starts as this year's Advent season begins on Sunday 1 December, running until Tuesday 24 December. This year, people from across the Church of Scotland are joining together to spread Joy to the ...

The words Together We Pray next to a picture of Peter Gardner

A prayer for radical change: Peter Gardner

25 November 2019

As the Church of Scotland continues its challenging work on the three-year radical action plan which was approved by this year's General Assembly, we call on those from across the Church to join together in ...

Commission of Assembly 21 November 2019

Commission of Assembly takes first steps to radical change

21 November 2019

The Commission of Assembly has approved the first steps toward radical change in the Church of Scotland.Meeting in Edinburgh on 21 November at the Assembly Hall in Edinburgh, commissioners gave their support to a report ...

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Churches holding General Election hustings

19 November 2019

Churches across Scotland are holding General Election hustings to try and help people decide who to vote for.Rev Dr Richard Frazer, convener of the Kirk's Church and Society Council, said congregations are well placed to ...

Sally Foster-Fulton beside the words Together We Pray

A prayer for radical change: Sally Foster-Fulton

18 November 2019

As the Church of Scotland continues its challenging work on the three-year radical action plan which was approved by this year's General Assembly, we call on those from across the Church to join together in ...

Doug Gay beside the words Together We Pray

A prayer for radical change: Doug Gay

11 November 2019

As the Church of Scotland continues its challenging work on the three-year radical action plan which was approved by this year's General Assembly, we call on those from across the Church to join together in ...

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A prayer from the Moderator for Remembrance Sunday

10 November 2019

A prayer for Remembrance Sunday from Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland Those who have been to war rarely talk about it; Those who haven't, struggle to ...

Susan Brown Linda Pollock

Kirk wins Campaigner of the Year Award

7 November 2019

The Church Of Scotland has won a top award for its tireless work to prevent the deportation of two teenage asylum seeker brothers.A high profile campaign led by Rev Linda Pollock and championed by former ...

Rosie Magee and Verena Jantzen

German and Scottish congregations join together in remembrance

7 November 2019

This Remembrance Sunday, a Church of Scotland congregation and a German congregation in Edinburgh will join together for their 40th year to host a special bilingual anniversary service.The two congregations of St Andrew's and St ...