Ministry brings you into contact with people going through things you otherwise might never be able to understand or comprehend

Reverend Michael Mair

St David's, Broomhouse, Edinburgh

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Tomorrow's Calling - how will you answer?
Hear from our ministers to find out more about a life in ministry

Take a Pew
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Ruth Davidson MSP, Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood, Scottish Parliament

Watch this exclusive Take a Pew video in which Ruth Davidson MSP talks with Very Rev Dr Lorna Hood about her faith, the influence of the Church on her formative years and her recent engagement.

Our pews visit Scotland’s iconic places this summer where invited guests and the public will ‘take a pew’ with a Church minister to discuss topics such as wellbeing, homelessness and change in the Church. By signing up now, we’ll alert you when each new Take a Pew film is released and you’ll be able to submit your own discussion topic and suggest a location for the pews to visit

Want to serve God?
It’s your call

What does it mean to have a calling from God? How will you know? And what should you do about it?

Visit our Your Calling page to hear from Rev. Neil Glover on what a calling is, and for some ideas on what to do next.


Spend a ‘gap’ year in our new Volunteering Vocations scheme.

If you’re aged 18-25, interested in spending a ‘gap’ year doing voluntary work and looking to explore if you’re called to further service in the church, then our new Volunteering Vocations scheme could be for you. Watch our video to hear from volunteers in projects across Scotland and download our booklet to learn more about Volunteering Vocations.

What kind of people become ministers?

All sorts of very different people are selected and trained for ministry in the Church of Scotland.