Who we are

The Free Church of Scotland currently has over 100 congregations in Scotland, as well as 2 in London and 5 in North America, and sister Churches founded by mission work in India, Peru and South Africa. The Church also has a full time college in the heart of Edinburgh for the training of Ministers and other Christian workers and sustains an extensive Missionary programme relative to the size of the church.

Dating from 1843 but with its roots in the Reformation, it owes its distinctive title to its historical struggle to remain free from state interference in its internal affairs. It has close and active relations with many other Reformed churches of Jesus Christ throughout the world and stands firmly in the tradition which accepts the Bible in its entirety as the Word of God and, therefore, derives its forms of teaching, worship, ministry and government from it.

The main emphasis of our worship is the preaching of the gospel – the good news of a free and sovereign salvation through Jesus Christ alone.