Who or what is the Free Church?

We are made up of a wide range of different people, from all ages and social and religious backgrounds with different gifts and abilities. We love God, we love each other, and we love the man in the street. Everyone is welcome to join us!

We have a network of 100 congregations all across Scotland and over 13,000 of us gather at services every week to worship God.

We believe the Bible, we do not compromise on Scripture, and our services focus on preaching, as well as prayer and singing.



Rev Colin MacleodWhat does the Free Church actually do?

Our aim is to worship and learn more about our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as well as living more like him.

The central focus of our worship is Jesus, and we seek to proclaim his life, death and resurrection.

Because the Bible is the word of God, it has an important place in our lives. At each service, it is read and explained by the minister.

What we sing is based on the Bible - Psalms, paraphrases and hymns.

We try to share the message of Jesus with everyone and to show his care and compassion in practical ways in our communities.

Is it just a Sunday thing?A lady from Ayr Free Church

No! As Christians, we believe that prayer changes things, and many congregations meet during the week for a time of prayer and Bible study.

Although most of our services take place on a Sunday, there are many activities and small groups taking place throughout the week - these vary from congregation to congregation.

Some congregations have cafes, youth groups and other forms of community outreach - and these more informal settings are a great way to get to know others in the church and grow together.