What makes an area a priority?

A Priority Area is a community where deprivation rates fall within the bottom 5% across all of the social and economic indicators as identified by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation. The Church currently designates 64 congregations as Priority Areas.

Priority for the poorest and the most marginalised is the gospel imperative facing the whole Church, not just the Church in our poorest communities

General Assembly 2001

The General Assembly continues to re-affirm its commitment to the most deprived areas of Scotland.

Priority Areas Parish List

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