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Church of Scotland

  • Non- Governmental and Other Organisations

  • Christianity (Presbyterian)

    • 121 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4YN, UK

    • Charis House, 47 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2SR, UK
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The vision of The Church of Scotland is to be a church which seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.


Church of Scotland government is organised on the basis of courts, mainly along lines set between 1560 and 1690. The Church of Scotland (the Kirk) is not State-controlled, and neither the Scottish nor the Westminster Parliaments are involved in Kirk appointments. The Kirk's status as the national Church in Scotland dates from 1690, when Parliament restored Scottish Presbyterianism, and is guaranteed under the Act of Union of Scotland and England of 1707. In matters of doctrine, government, discipline and worship, the Church of Scotland is free of State interference, operating under a constitution largely contained in the Articles Declaratory which were recognised by Parliament in 1921. The Church law pages include more information and the acts and regulations of the General Assembly since 1929.

IRD Activities

  • Interfaith Forum

    The Church of Scotland's Interfaith Forum organised by the Mission and Discipleship Council meets twice a year and gathers representatives from Church Councils and other agencies, providing a regular place for common reflection and exchanging information and experience of interfaith dialogue

  • Spirituality Programme in Mure Church

    Rev Hugh Adamson initiated a spirituality programme from 2009 to the present day gathering a variety of speakers from other faith traditions. The Spirituality programme has encouraged the congregation to look at all aspects of their faith, from worship to understanding scripture

  • Dialogue between Christians and Buddhists in Eskdale Church

    In December 2010, Rev Robert Milne conducted a Carol Service at Eskdalemuir which was attended by several Buddhist monks and layity from the Buddhist community. The local congregation have been meeting regularly with local members from the Buddhist community and have exchanged visits to each other's places of worship and held events where they have come together to better understand one another.

  • Main Focus Countries of Activities

    UK - Irvine, UK - Dumfries, UK