Church of Scotland

Right Reverend Lorna Hood

Kirk co-hosts dinner as part of 4th Reformed-Roman Catholic International Dialogue

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland attended an event in Glasgow last night which highlighted to the international community the warm relationship enjoyed between the Church of Scotland and the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland. Rt Rev Lorna Hood and Archbishop Philip Tartaglia co-hosted a dinner in Eyre Hall where […]

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Free Church minister calls for ‘sensible’ building discussions with Kirk following Broughty Ferry split

A Free Church minister in Dundee has urged the Church of Scotland to come to a sensible arrangement over the use of redundant church buildings as the minister and members from a Broughty Ferry congregation are set to become the latest to leave the national church. Earlier this week Rev Alberto de Paula, Kirk minister […]

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Martin Johnstone: Power to the People

The Church of Scotland’s Priority Areas Secretary, Martin Johnstone, on community activis. Growing up in the 1970s, Power to the People was more a pop song (John Lennon) or Wolfie’s catchphrase (Citizen Smith) than a political statement. I have been heartened in recent days by the fact that a number of politicians – from both […]

Viewing children's art at St Martin’s Community Resource Centre.

Edinburgh Episcopal church has faith in its makeover

Edinburgh church, St Martin of Tours, is being given a major overhaul to provide a vibrant community space to everyone from youth groups and church goers to recovering addicts. St Martin’s Community Resource Centre, off Dalry Road, is undergoing a 21st century makeover. The B-listed building originally served as a Baptist church before an Episcopalian […]

Right Reverend Lorna Hood

Moderator at Prime Minister’s Easter reception in Number 10

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Lorna Hood, met with Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday in Downing Street when she was a guest at his annual Easter reception for people with Christian faith. Mrs Hood was accompanied by the Moderator Designate, Rev John Chalmers, who is currently Principal […]

Broughty Ferry minister leads exodus from Church of Scotland in protest at radical changes

Broughty Ferry minister leads exodus from Church of Scotland in protest at radical changes

A Broughty Ferry church has been rocked by a revolt over the Kirk’s views on homosexuality and humanism. The minister of St James Church is leading most of his elders and many worshippers to form a new congregation in protest at the radical changes. They are also objecting to Dundee Presbytery’s decision to stop St […]

Moderator Lorna Hood with other religious representatives

Scottish independence: Role of religion ‘should be recognised’

Churches and faith groups are calling for the role of religion to be recognised in any written constitution for Scotland. They plan to hold an interfaith conference on the subject in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, in July. The call follows an interfaith meeting convened by the Church of Scotland. The Scottish government said it did not […]

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Churches join forces to launch Erskine’s first foodbank

An SOS has been issued for people to make much-needed donations to a new foodbank. The Erskine facility is the third foodbank to be opened in Renfrewshire, following in the footsteps of similar projects in Paisley and Johnstone. Councillor Sam Mullin joined members of Erskine Baptist, Erskine Nazerene and Erskine Parish churches as they opened […]

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Obituary: Ruth Sinclair MBE, children’s charity volunteer

Born: 27 September, 1927, in Edinburgh. Died: 22 March, 2014, in Edinburgh, aged 86. Ruth Sinclair was a pocket dynamo whose determination to help vulnerable youngsters became a lifelong passion. She championed and served the charity now known as Children 1st for the vast majority of her adult life, from fundraising for its League of […]

Church of Scotland staff threaten strike during General Assembly

Church of Scotland staff threaten strike during General Assembly

Church of Scotland staff have threatened to disrupt next month’s General Assembly with strike action following a dispute over pay. Unite members at the Kirk’s headquarters in Edinburgh are to be balloted on industrial action in the next two weeks. The union said the staff have had a pay rise settlement enforced on them with […]

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