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Three more Kirk ministers join exodus over gay clergy

THREE more ministers are to leave the Church of Scotland amid the ongoing row over gay clergy.

We have been betrayed, says minister as he quits over gay clergy

AN ABERDEEN minister and his assistant are quitting the Church of Scotland in the growing row over the ordination of gay ministers.

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Kirk admits it persecuted Travellers

THE Church of Scotland is to admit its complicity in the persecution of Travellers and forcibly removing children from Travelling families and sending them abroad.

Kirk elder expelled over bullying email scandal

A CHURCH of Scotland elder has been expelled from Glasgow Cathedral's kirk session after he was found to have bullied the minister.

Anti-singing campaigners 'declare war' on Free Kirk

A CAMPAIGN against the introduction of hymn singing in the Free Church of Scotland is a "declaration of war" against the church, a leading theologian claims.

Reclaimed seats to be turned into furniture for Church of Scotland's Assembly

IT may be the centrepiece for the Church of Scotland's most powerful governing body, but the new Moderator's table at the General Assembly will come from humble, and environmentally-friendly, beginnings.

Kirk calls for more open policy on Trident

Church of Scotland leaders have called on the UK Government to clarify its position on replacing the country's nuclear deterrent.

Trio of ex-bishops first to become priests

THREE former Anglican bishops have made history by becoming the first to be ordained as Catholic priests under a new scheme set up by the Vatican.

Official Church of Scotland ring stolen in break-in

The official ring belonging to the head of the Church of Scotland was stolen in a break-in at his home.

Sacked: Kirk minister who had affair with widow after holding her husband's funeral

A CHURCH of Scotland minister who had an affair with one of his parishioners has been fired by his presbytery.

Kirk faces threat of split in row over gay ministers

DESPERATE efforts are under way to prevent the Church of Scotland splitting over the issue of gay ministers.

Care worker named as new youth Church Moderator

CARE worker Amanda Philip from Haddington, East Lothian, has been named he next Moderator of the Church of Scotland's National Youth Assembly.

Backing for 'Big Society'

KIRK Moderator the Rt Rev John Christie has called for churches and charities to join with government in the creation of a "Big Society" focused on poverty and homelessness.

Church plans huge jamboree for Princes Street Gardens

THE Church of Scotland is to take over Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens to stage a major outdoor event for up to 5000 people during next year's General Assembly.

Old soldiers angry after cleric says: 'no medals for killing'

A PROMINENT Kirk minister last night angered ex-servicemen's organisations by saying that soldiers who kill their enemy on the battlefield should not be awarded medals.

'Mither Kirk' set for £5m health overhaul

WORK is to begin on the first phase of a £5 million project to transform a landmark Scottish church into a major health facility.

Sheriffs boycott Kirking service

SHERIFFS in Edinburgh who lost their battle to reshift the pecking order of a traditional procession refused to turn up for the ceremony yesterday.

John Knox's blasts from the past go on show

A COLLECTION of historic manuscripts marking the establishment of the Protestant church in Scotland and its formal break with the Papacy have gone on display in Edinburgh.

U-turn may bring 11th-hour reprieve for Kirk's publishing arm

THE Church of Scotland's beleaguered publishing wing, St Andrew Press, has been thrown a lifeline, only months after members controversially voted to put it into "hibernation".

Shock for parishioners as minister is suspended for affair with widow

A CHURCH of Scotland minister has been suspended after embarking on an affair with the widow of a man whose funeral he conducted.

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