Partner Churches

Waldensian Church

Partnership History

  • The Waldensian Church has its origins in the 12th century when a rich merchant, Valdes, decided to dedicate himself to the preaching of the gospel
  • They have a chequered history of freedom and oppression and it was only in 1848 that they were given real political and religious freedom in Italy
  • In 1975 the Waldensian and Methodist Churches merged in Italy, to become a united church although both retain their specific identities

Twinnings and Projects

  • Congregation twinning between Scotland and Italy