Category Archives: Church of Scotland

21 May
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Kirk sends decision on same sex marriage to presbyteries

The General Assembly has taken the first step to extend the provision covering ministers in same sex civil partnerships to those in same sex marriages. The final decision has been deferred until its presbyteries have been consulted under the process ...

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20 May
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Church of Scotland seeks new style of pioneering minister

A new style of Kirk minister is to be created charged with reconnecting large parts of Scotland with Christianity. Five new groundbreaking ‘Pioneer Ministry’ posts were approved by the General Assembly today with the 46 presbyteries of Scotland’s national church ...

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Rev Sally Foster Fulton
19 May
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General Assembly hears growing social inequality demands urgent tax reform

A demand for an urgent reform of the tax system in response to the number of Scots suffering benefit sanctions, low wages and increasing dependence on food banks has been made at the General Assembly. In a strongly worded delivery ...

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Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison
18 May
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Kirk’s new Moderator preaches of love for all God’s people

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has used one of his first sermons to preach of God’s love for all people. In a sermon to the Gaelic speaking congregation at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Rt ...

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16 May
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Kirk votes in favour of allowing ministers in same sex civil partnerships

The Church of Scotland has voted in favour of allowing people in same sex civil partnerships to be called as ministers and deacons. The historic decision was made by the General Assembly on the Mound in Edinburgh today, where the ...

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Rev Sally Foster-Fulton
30 Apr
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Kirk reaffirms opposition to assisted suicide bill following health committee report

The Church of Scotland has reaffirmed its opposition to the assisted suicide bill as a long awaited report into its merits today was published by Holyrood’s health committee. The document will help determine if the legislation, which would allow those ...

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Rt Rev John Chalmers
27 Apr
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Kirk Moderator calls for shared humanity in refugee debate

The Moderator of the General Assembly has spoken of his concern at a lack of shared humanity in the current refugee debate. The Rt Rev John Chalmers is welcoming the action taken to restore search and rescue missions in the ...

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This year's Blue Book cover
20 Apr
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Church of Scotland’s General Assembly 2015 reports now available online

The ‘Blue Book’ containing this year’s General Assembly reports from Church of Scotland Councils is now live on the Kirk’s website. The reports will be deliberated upon during the week-long annual gathering, which opens on Saturday the 16th of May. ...

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