Life and Work

Life and Work is the magazine of the Church of Scotland. In a history spanning over 140 years, it has established itself as the voice of the Church of Scotland.

Though firmly rooted in the affairs of the Kirk, it also aims to cover a broad range of subjects of interest to church-goers across the spectrum from international affairs and British political and social issues to science, ethics and the arts.

Each monthly issue includes a forum for views on current social and moral issues, a monthly meditation and regular articles on the spiritual side of life, reviews of the latest books, videos and Christian resources, and regular features on the Church worldwide.

Our subscription service offers you the convenience of having Life and Work magazine delivered direct to your door or any digital device; you can also arrange a gift subscription. Free Gaelic supplements are also available.

Visit the Life and Work website for regular news and exclusive features, and find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Current issue: August 2019

Life and Work August cover
Opening the Heart
TA series of articles relating experiences of going on retreat
Opening the Heart
A series of articles relating experiences of going on retreat
Making Change
Interview with Fiona Buchanan of Christian Aid Scotland, Church elder and lifelong campaigner for climate and gender justice
Removing Barriers
An innovative partnership between CrossReach and the Prince’s Trust, helping young people access careers in care
The Disinvestment Debate
First in a two-part series exploring the argument for disinvestment from fossil fuels
Interim and Transition Ministry: A Beginner’s Guide
A group of experienced ministers offer their collective guide to this area of vocation
A Common Voice
The Work of the World Association for Christian Communication
Revival Conference
The Rev Tommy MacNeil reports on a successful conference marking the 70th anniversary of the Lewis Revival

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One of the magazine's most important elements is reader feedback. Our letters pages are among the liveliest in the magazine business, and are very revealing about general attitudes both within and beyond the Church. We actively encourage letters, but do ask that they are kept succinct (and not without humour), so we can publish as many as possible.

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