21st May 2010
Gay minister Scott Rennie boosts church attendance
2:23 PM — The openly gay minister of a Scottish church has seen his congregation grow since joining the church. Rev Scott Rennie, the first out gay minister to be appointed by the Church of Scotland, has had a five-per cent rise in the number of worshippers at Queen's Cross Church in the last 12 months.
25th March 2010
Gay minister Scott Rennie given city honour
3:14 PM — The Rev Scott Rennie has been given honoured with a ceremonial role in his home city of Aberdeen. He caused controversy last year when he was ordained as a minister at Queen's Cross Church, becoming Scotland's first out gay minister.
9th December 2013
Congregation votes to leave Church of Scotland over allowing gay ministers
7:02 PM — More than 230 members of one of the Church of Scotland's biggest congregations on the Western Isles have supported leaving the Kirk over a proposal that would allow gay men and women to become ministers.
21st November 2013
Church of Scotland: We won’t support equal marriage despite historic vote
12:53 PM — The Church of Scotland has responded to last night’s decision of the Scottish Parliament to back equal marriage by saying “marriage is between one man and one woman.”
3rd October 2013
Two Church of Scotland ministers resign over decision to allow gay clergy
7:05 PM — Two Church of Scotland ministers have decided to leave the Church over its decision to allow gay ministers to be ordained.
15th September 2013
Lib Dems’ Baroness Williams defends opposition to same-sex marriage as an ‘issue of conscience’
10:12 AM — Liberal Democrat peer Shirley Williams, who previously called the same-sex marriage debate a "conflict between equality and liberty," has defended her position after being challenged by an openly gay Church of Scotland minister.
24th June 2013
Church of Scotland’s first openly gay minister enters into civil partnership
3:07 PM — The Church of Scotland’s first openly gay minister has entered into a civil partnership.
19th June 2013
More congregations leave Church of Scotland in row about ministers in same-sex relationships
3:07 PM — Members of one of the Church of Scotland's biggest congregations on the Western Isles have voted to leave the Kirk over the issue of ordaining gay ministers in active same-sex relationships.
20th May 2013
Church of Scotland votes to allow ordaining ministers in same-sex relationships
6:57 PM — The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has passed a motion to allow the ordination and appointment of ministers in same-sex relationships.
Church of Scotland set to debate ordination of gay clergy
10:49 AM — The Church of Scotland is due to debate today whether it will continue to allow the ordination of lesbian and gay ministers. Around 850 ministers will take part in the annual General Assembly in Edinburgh this week.
13th May 2013
Church of Scotland moderator ‘terrified’ ahead of vote on gay clergy
2:04 PM — The Moderator of the Church of Scotland has revealed that she is "terrified" of an upcoming debate on the ordination of gay clergy, which has the potential to cause the largest schism within the church since the 19th century.
22nd April 2013
Church of Scotland faces renewed internal division on gay ministers in sexual relationships
12:20 PM — It is claimed up to 50 congregations may leave the Church of Scotland if the General Assembly votes next month to allow the ordination of ministers who are in same-sex sexual relationships.
16th April 2013
Church of Scotland to debate ordaining gay ministers
5:37 PM — The governing body of the Church of Scotland is to debate the issue of gay ministers.
15th March 2013
Scotland: Gay clergy row Aberdeen minister returns to former church
2:37 PM — An Aberdeen minister and his congregation who quit the Church of Scotland over the 2009 ordination of a gay minister are to be temporarily allowed back into their former church building.
14th March 2013
Church of Scotland to have meeting over gay clergy row
5:09 PM — The Church of Scotland is to meet to discuss a minister who left the Church, along with his congregation, over the ordination of a gay minister.
8th February 2013
Scotland: Church minister and worshippers leave Church of Scotland in gay clergy row
11:23 AM — The minister of a church in Aberdeen and its members have quit the Church of Scotland over the issue of gay clergy and have decided to set up in a hotel instead.
5th October 2011
Three more Church of Scotland ministers quit over gay clergy
1:25 PM — Another three Church of Scotland ministers have announced they will quit over gay clergy members. Highland ministers the Rev Ivor Martin will leave Kilmuir and Stenscholl on Skye, the Rev John Murdo MacDonald will leave Lochalsh and the Rev Rory McRae will leave Kintail and Glenelg.
4th October 2011
Aberdeen minister resigns over gay clergy
11:15 AM — A church minister in Aberdeen has resigned over the issue of gay clergy. Reverend Peter Dickson, of High Church in Hilton, said he felt "genuine sorrow" at taking the decision. He said that the decision to accept openly gay clergy meant his position was becoming "untenable".
26th September 2011
Gay Church of Scotland minister backs same-sex marriage
2:45 PM — An openly gay minister in the Church of Scotland has backed calls for marriage equality. The Rev Scott Rennie, whose 2009 appointment threatened to split the church, said the change should be "celebrated".
31st August 2011
Storm over Scottish lesbian church minister’s civil partnership
10:22 AM — A minister at a Scottish church has announced she plans to have a civil partnership. Reverend Lynn Brady, of Newburgh Parish Church in Fife, told her congregation this week of her plans.