About The Church of Scotland

Rev Dr Russell Barr

The Moderator

The Moderator leads daily worship, keeps order, rules on points of order, and signs documents... read more

General Assembly

The General Assembly has the authority to make laws determining how The Church of Scotland... read more

Church Law

The General Assembly acts as the highest court of the Church of Scotland, and has... read more

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.

The Church of Scotland is one of the largest organisations in the country. We have over 350,000 members, with more regularly involved in local congregations and our work. Within the organisation, we have around 800 ministers serving in parishes and chaplaincies, supported by more than 1500 professional and administrative staff. Most of our parishes are in Scotland, but there are also churches in England, Europe and overseas.

The Church of Scotland works with communities worldwide. At the heart of our work to achieve these aims is one of the largest organisations in Scotland that has a pivotal role in Scottish society and indeed religion throughout the world.

Our faith

Central to the Church of Scotland is our love and worship of God through following the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ.We express our love for God by our love and practical care for each other and for those we live with and encounter in our daily lives.

How we are organised

The Church of Scotland's presbyterian structure and how it links to the state.

Properties for sale

Our list of current properties for sale includes particulars and viewing details.

Councils, committees and departments

The Church's day to day practical decision making at local, national and international level are organised into six main councils and a number of associated committees and departments.

Safeguarding Service

Ensuring a safe church for all. Safeguarding is about preventing harm and abuse. And making a timely and appropriate response if it occurs.