In celebration of Dunfermline becoming Scotland’s newest city, Dunfermline Free Church will now be known as New City Church.
The decision comes days after Dunfermline was granted city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. It will become Scotland’s eighth city alongside Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth and Stirling.
Rev. Jeremy Ross, of New City Church (Dunfermline Free Church), said: “The reason for the change is Dunfermline becoming a city. We want to reach the city and be known as a church in our city, fulfilling our mission as a congregation which is to Love God, love His people and love our community.
He added: “We also want to show that as we are part of a new city just now; we think of ourselves as new city people, not just that we belong to Dunfermline, but looking forward, we are new city people belonging to the heavenly city.”
The church was set up in in 2002 as a church plant by Kirkcaldy Free Church. It meets on Sunday mornings at Masterton Primary School, Aberdour Road, Dunfermline. More information can be found on the congregation’s website – newcitychurch.scot
Mr Ross said the congregation is looking forward to minister-in-training, David Ferguson, joining in September.