There is nothing on earth that more sharply focuses your mind on the absolute reality of death, than being involved in the funeral business.
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The Church of Scotland has raised more than £500,000 to tackle HIV and AIDS by serving hundreds of thousands of bowls of soup.
They say that travel broadens a person's horizons, so as I write this I am planning a trip to Portknockie.
A Scottish author has unearthed a poignant memorial to a north-east missionary at Ruthven Kirk in Aberdeenshire.
As members of Westhill Community Church overwhelmingly vote to break away from the Scottish Episcopal Church, this is not the first time that actions like this have been taken.
On the final day of the P&J’s week-long series on challenges and trends in the local funeral sector, Calum Ross finds that many families are moving away from traditional ceremonies.
A Moray church is preparing for a double celebration after its youth group was nominated for a national award.
While searching in my small office at home for something which I failed to find, I came across a book I had previously read that contained a true story that reduced me to tears.
A church based in Inverness has pledged to tackle the loneliness many would normally experience on Christmas Day.
She has a black belt in kick-boxing and a hearing dog called Scott.
A new book is telling the all-but-forgotten story behind Christ's College in Aberdeen - which is better known today as the College Bar.
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is encouraging people to donate money to a Highland residential home instead of buying her presents for her 60th birthday - which is today.
A homeless church congregation has been given an early Christmas present after finding a new permanent base.
In my travels around Scotland, I found myself sitting down with a recently retired community midwife who had worked in one of the most deprived parts of Scotland in the heart of the Press and Journal’s wide circulation area.
The head of the Church of Scotland has attacked the false image of Christmas portrayed in glitzy TV adverts.
An Aberdeen minister who was robbed of hundreds of pounds as he held a Remembrance Sunday service has turned the other cheek and forgiven the thief.
A new arrangement that will see an overhaul of church congregations in Shetland and Aberdeen is to be presented to the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly following extensive meetings to thrash out the finer details of the arrangement.
Members of an Aberdeen church have been given an ultimatum: to merge congregations or dissolve.
It was one of the most shocking acts of antisemitic violence in the build-up to the Second World War.
Would you be willing to give up your work, your home comforts, seeing family and friends, having a ‘normal’ life, in order to kill others or to be killed yourself?
One of Moray’s most senior ministers has been suspended after being charged with attacking a woman.
Mourning families face lengthy trips for funeral services of loved ones – and will be forced to host some in public halls – following the shock announcement of Kirk closures across Shetland.
A swathe of churches earmarked for closure across Shetland has been announced – including a number on remote islands.
British Christianity is in pretty poor shape.
The Church of Scotland plans to close two thirds of its churches in Shetland over the coming years as it attempts to secure a more “sustainable” future.
Our daughter Hannah went to New Zealand on her own, booking a room in a hostel at random, from her flat in Edinburgh.
A Church of Scotland minister will address what could be the biggest LGBT+ march ever held in the Highlands this weekend.
An Aberdeen church which has been left homeless for seven years is preparing to move into a historic new home in the heart of the city.
An Aberdeenshire care home has been reprimanded for failing to give an ailing pensioner enough painkillers.
With the island’s stunning sandy beaches and idyllic lifestyle, the position of minister on Tiree seems like a job made in heaven.
A Highland minister has taken an HIV test to highlight the need to overcome stigma in the fight to save lives.
A new youth worker in Shetland has been appointed the new children’s and youth worker for the Church of Scotland in Shetland,