FAQ

How do I find my local Church?

Use our church finder to locate your nearest church by simply entering your postcode or location.

Who do I contact about a property issue?

We have several departments dealing with different aspects of property:

  • If you are calling about property for sale, you need to speak to the Legal Department.
  • If you are calling about glebe land, you need to speak to the General Trustees.
  • If you are calling about furlough housing, you need to speak to Central Properties.
  • If you are calling about residential and care homes, you need to speak to Crossreach.
  • If you are calling about housing for retired ministers, you need to speak to the Housing & Loan Fund department.

If you are calling about any other aspect of church-owned property, including title deeds, your first port of call is the General Trustees.

How can I contact the Moderator?

You can write to the Moderator at 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN. Their Personal Assistant can be contacted through the office switchboard.

I can't find what I'm looking for

Please contact the Communications department.

Jobs and Vacancies

You can find details of our current jobs and vacancies here.

Making a Complaint

For details on our complaints procedure, please see here.

What's the Church's view on...?

Speak Out covers the wide range of topics and issues in which the Church is involved or has a view, and features a number of campaigns which the Church currently supports. You can also visit News which includes the latest news releases issued by our Communications department.

My local Church

Use our church finder to locate your nearest church by simply entering your postcode or location.

How do I become a member of the Church?

Joining the Church outlines the usual way in which people join the Church of Scotland, and you can also find out more about our faith and beliefs.

How do I arrange a wedding, funeral or baptism in a Church of Scotland church?

You can read all about how to organise baptisms, weddings and funerals in our Life Events section.

Burials

We do not have a centralised database of burials. Burial records are held by either the individual church where the burial took place or by the local council of that area. See Historical Records for more detail.

The Moderator

You can write to the Moderator at 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN, or their PA can be contacted through the office switchboard. To find out more about the Moderator, please see this page.

Property and Facilities Management

We have several departments dealing with different aspects of property:

  • If you are calling about property for sale, you need to speak to the Legal Department.
  • If you are calling about glebe land, you need to speak to the General Trustees.
  • If you are calling about furlough housing, you need to speak to Central Properties.
  • If you are calling about residential and care homes, you need to speak to Crossreach.
  • If you are calling about housing for retired ministers, you need to speak to the Housing & Loan Fund department.

If you are calling about any other aspect of church-owned property, including title deeds, your first port of call is the General Trustees.

Baptism Certificates

Baptism certificates are held by the individual church where the baptism took place. If that church has since shut, records may have been passed on to other local churches, the relevant presbytery office or the National Archives. No baptism records are held at 121 George Street and no staff on the premises deal with them.

Archives

The Church of Scotland's archives are held by the National Archives of Scotland. They can be contacted on 0131 535 1334.

We do not have any historians or archivists in our employment. Your local library or the National Library of Scotland may be able to help you with your enquiries.