A healthy gospel church for every community in Scotland.
Our Vision
City centres. Rural communities. One church.
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Sharing the gospel locally.
Serving the church globally.
Our Mission
Thankful for our past.
Excited for our future.
What is the Free Church?
Thankful for our past.
Excited for our future.
What is the Free Church?
Sharing the gospel locally.
Serving the church globally.
Our Mission
City centres. Rural communities. One church.
Find a Church
Faith in God.
Hope in Jesus.
Love for one another.
Core Beliefs & Ethos
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With a rich Christian history and heritage, the Free Church of Scotland is as committed today as it always has been to share one message:

"God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." 

This message of love and hope shapes everything we do as a Reformed Presbyterian denomination and is our primary message to Scotland and the nations.

What is the Gospel? Who is Jesus Christ? What is Christianity all about?

We hope you will find the information and resources on this site useful, however, feel free to contact us if you need further assistance.

What is the Free Church?

We exist because of Jesus Christ, and we want to fulfill his commission to “make disciples”.

Our Mission in Scotland & Beyond

Read more about why the Free Church exists and what we are here to do, in Scotland and throughout the rest of the world.

Find A Church

Find your nearest Free Church congregation and visit their website to find out more.

Vacancy: Admin Assistant

We have an Admin Assistant vacancy within our central Edinburgh office. Click the link for more info.

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Women for Mission Annual Meeting and Project Launch

A report from Women for Mission’s Annual Meeting in Aberdeen including photos and a link to watch the event.

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Free Church of Scotland Donates £5000 to Assist Manipur Disaster Victims

A devastating situation is unfolding in Manipur, India. The Free Church of Scotland has donated £5000 to assist those affected.

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Moderator’s Address at the 2023 General Assembly

Rev. Bob Akroyd’s Moderatorial Address.

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How has Jesus made a difference in your life?

Meet some of the people in our churches and read about what it means to know Jesus.

My name is Mairi, I live in Edinburgh and I’ve been a Christian since my early teens. Knowing Jesus and the love He has for me has transformed every part of my life: He is my Saviour and closest friend. Living with Jesus has filled my life with joy, taken away my guilt and fear and brought me into His family.

Mairi Murchison

St Columba's Free Church

I always knew Jesus growing up, but as a teenager I believed in him for the first time. This changed my desires; I want to go to church more than anywhere else, I want to please him more than anyone else, I want to tell people about him more than anything else.

Andrew 'Mowgli' Macleod

Tain & Fearn Free Church

I was born and brought up in Wick where I heard about Jesus as a child in Sunday School. At age 8 years I made a very memorable profession of faith, but from my early teens I drifted far away from The Lord. In God’s wonderful providence, in my early thirties He brought me back to Himself into a very real, living relationship, making the past and present so absolutely clear, and I now live each day in the full confidence of spending eternity in His presence. All of God’s amazing grace, so that I look to Jesus in awe and simply say, Hallelujah what a Saviour!

George Innes

I’m William, and I’m an apprentice at St Columba’s Free Church in Edinburgh. I became a Christian early in my childhood, but it has been in the past few years that I have grown the most in my faith. Knowing Jesus has brought meaning, purpose, forgiveness and renewal to my life; and being part of the church community has been a real blessing and encouragement.

William Macsween

St Columba's Free Church

My name is Una, I am from the Isle of Lewis and I have been a Christian since my late teens. Jesus has made such a difference to my life; he has given me joy and peace, he has been my rock through hard times, and he gives me hope and security for the future. Knowing Jesus and being part of his family has been the biggest blessing of my life.

Una Davis

Carloway Free Church

I’m Neil Lachlan Macdonald, and I’m a sinner! Acknowledging this truth has been central to understanding my brokenness and need of Jesus, accepting Him as my Lord and saviour, and experiencing His forgiveness, redemption, and promise of eternal life. For me, following Jesus is a life of continued discovery, acceptance, peace, and satisfaction; not just for now, but for all time.

Lachie Macdonald

Lochbroom & Coigach Free Church

My name is Bob. I am 54 and from America. I came to Scotland 31 years ago and at that time I did not know anything about Jesus. For the last 28 years, I have been a Christian and Jesus has changed everything about my life. He has given me purpose, meaning and direction. I now have the privilege of preaching about Jesus and teaching people the theology of the Bible – in each setting, my desire is to point our attention to Jesus who can save, sustain and bring to his intended destination.

Bob Akroyd

Buccleuch & Greyfriars Free Church, Edinburgh


The Record

Official Magazine of the Free Church of Scotland

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Sermons · Podcasts · Lectures

Click below to browse the collection of resources produced across the Free Church and further afield.

Edinburgh Theological Seminary

Providing training and preparation for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Mission Board & Generation

Church planting, church equipping and development and global mission.

ETS Centre for Mission

Providing support, encouragement and facilities for Christians to serve God at home or abroad.

Women for Mission

Encouraging support for Christian mission through prayer, fundraising, fellowship and promoting the use of gifts.

Free Church Youth Camps

Week-long, fun-packed, Christian residential holidays for young people.