Our Church

Our Church is an opportunity for congregations up and down Scotland and beyond to share their challenges, successes and history.

If you are interested in telling us a bit about your church community then we would love to hear from you.

The Songs and Memories Group (SAM) at Monifieth Parish Church

Monifieth Parish Church

3 July, 2018

Rev Fiona J Reynolds of Monifieth Parish Church, Angus, shares the story of her church in its 10 year celebrations since three local congregations united.

An exhibition created for the church by ex-offenders as part of the House of Grace project

St Andrew's Tiberias

5 June, 2018

In this month's Our Church we hear from the Rev Kate McDonald, associate minister of the Church of Scotland congregation in Tiberias, Israel and chaplain of the nearby Scots Hotel.

Statue of William Farel, John Calvin, Theodore Beza, and John Knox

Geneva

4 May, 2018

In the heart of the Old Town of Geneva is the Auditoire de Calvin, the spiritual home of the Church of Scotland congregation.

Knitted teddy bears for Teddies for Tragedies

Kirkwall East linked with Shapinsay

5 April, 2018

Rev Julia Meason, minister of Kirkwall East linked with Shapinsay, writes about focusing on outreach and the unique challenges that serving two churches on two islands brings.

Outside of the Steeple Church in Dundee

The Steeple Church, Dundee

6 March, 2018

This month Rev Robert Calvert, minister of the Steeple Church in Dundee writes about keeping the doors of the church open and life at the heart of the city.

Martin's Memorial Church from the outside

Martin's Memorial Church - breaking barriers

5 January, 2018

In this month's Our Church we hear from Martin's Memorial Church, Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, and find out how over the last decade they have worked hard to build young people's involvement with the church.

The 'Angel Tree' with presents that have been donated

Glens and Kirriemuir Old Parish Church

4 December, 2017

Rev Linda Stevens, who is based at Glens and Kirriemuir Old Parish Church and is a Team Minister for West Angus Area Ministry, writes about their annual ways of marking Christmas.

Letham St Mark's confirmation service

Letham St Mark's in Perthshire

2 November, 2017

Rev James Stewart minister of Letham St Mark’s Church of Scotland in Perth explains how his Church puts mission at the front and centre of its work.

St Columba's Church and the a view of Jersey

St Columba's Church in Jersey - Welcome to outsiders

4 September, 2017

Jersey is a small island - nine by five miles - but with around five hundred miles of roads it feels bigger. Around 100,000 people living here, of which approximately 5,000 are Scots - but it feels bigger. Not for nothing do people call this place the "Channel Highlands." However, Scots are far from the largest minority on the island. There are, for example, around 10,000 Portugese.