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A group of ladies in colourful outfits outside the St Rollox Church in Glasgow

Our top 10 stories from 2019

31 December 2019

This year has been a memorable one in the life of the Church of Scotland, with three reports accepted at this year's General Assembly that will radically reshape the Kirk at every level over the ...

At the Kelpies on the first run in January with Rev Andrew Sarle of Bainsford Church of Scotland in Falkirk

Charity worker reflects on 1725 mile ultra pilgrimage

28 December 2019

Throughout 2019 Mark Calder ran a total of 1,725 miles spread across 14 ultramarathons, all of which retraced the ancient pilgrimage routes of Scotland and Northern England. Along the way he has raised thousands of ...

Burnside Blairbeth Community Outreach Project

Final Go For It projects announced

27 December 2019

The Kirk's Go For It Fund has announced 16 projects which will receive a combined total of £392,000 in the final round of grants.Next year, a new growth fund will be established to expand on ...

Rt Rev Colin Sinclair standing in St Cuthbert's Parish Church in Edinburgh

A Christmas message from the Moderator

25 December 2019

Christmas Day is upon us at last. However you are celebrating today, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, shares a message wishing everyone across the Kirk ...

Dana McQuater standing in front of a stained glass window

Advent Day 24: A Christmas Eve prayer by Dana McQuater

24 December 2019

To mark the final day of Advent, Dana McQuater, the Moderator of the Kirk's National Youth Assembly, has written this moving prayer. As you prepare for Christmas Day and make your way to your local ...

Four people sitting on a bench outside a maternity ward, two of whom are pregnant women

Advent Day 22: Share The Gift

22 December 2019

For the 22nd day of Advent, Very Rev Albert Bogle invites everyone to watch his short film: Share The Gift. The film, which is set just before Christmas, was created to show that it is ...

Breathe Aberfeldy Perthshire

Advent Day 20: Joy as new youth centre in Perthshire opens

20 December 2019

A new youth centre aimed at bridging the gap between church and community has officially opened in Perthshire.The Breathe Centre in Aberfeldy is described as a safe "home from home" where young people can come ...

Fiona Ogg campervan

Advent Day 19: Minister "revs" up mobile manse

19 December 2019

A minister has clocked up thousands of miles travelling around her rural parish in a "mobile manse".Rev Fiona Ogg, who looks after an area that spans 131 square miles of Lochaber in the Highlands, said ...

Alpaca Advent

'Andy Murray' stars in Perthshire Nativity scene

17 December 2019

A felt antler wearing alpaca named after tennis player Andy Murray was one of the stars of a quirky nativity scene at a Perthshire church.The adorable animal was joined by two pygmy goats wearing elf-hats, ...