The Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland is a mainline descendant of the historic Church of Scotland. We trace our roots back to that church first established through the God-owned labours of John Knox and others in 1560. The Church of Scotland and the Church of Calvin’s Geneva were the purest and most Scriptural of the Reformation churches. So the principles forming the testimony of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland today go back to the New Testament Church established by Christ through His apostles.
For more information on the historical background of the Free Presbyterian Church, see History. Vital historical documents from the Reformation onwards, which define the heritage we hold precious today, can be found here. For the reasons why the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland came into existence, and why it exists today, see the link.
We have congregations throughout Scotland and in other parts of the United Kingdom. In addition, we have an international presence in Eastern Europe, North America, Australasia and the Far East, as well as an extensive mission in Zimbabwe (with many congregations and also a hospital, a secondary school and an orphanage).
A warm welcome is extended to all to attend our services. For more about worship, see How We Worship.
Our claim to be Reformed in Doctrine, Worship and Practice is grounded in holding Scripture as our only supreme standard, and the entire Westminster Confession of Faith as our subordinate standard. What We Believe gives a summary of the Biblical Christianity to which we adhere. For what makes the Free Presbtyerian Church different and distinctive, see What We Stand For. For our Presbyterian system of church government, see How We Are Organised. The Catechism of the History and Principles of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland explains various aspects of our witness.