Aims and Affiliation

free church

The Free Church of Scotland currently has over 100 congregations in Scotland, as well as 2 in London and 5 in North America, and sister Churches founded by mission work in India, Peru and South Africa. The Church also has a full time college in the heart of Edinburgh for the training of ministers and other Christian workers and sustains an extensive missionary programme relative to the size of the church.

Fortrose Free Church of Scotland is a congregation of the National Free Church of Scotland—Scottish Charity No. SC012925. It is a Presbyterian church, dating from 1843, adhering in its worship and doctrine to the position of the Church of Scotland at the Reformation.

The Free Church owes its distinctive title to its historical struggle to remain ‘free’ from state interference in its internal affairs. It has close and active relations with many other Reformed churches throughout the world and stands firmly in the tradition which accepts the Bible in its entirety as the Word of God and, therefore, derives its forms of teaching, worship, ministry and government from it. The main emphasis of our worship is the preaching of the gospel – the good news of a free and sovereign salvation through Jesus Christ alone. Along with the principle objectives of worshipping God and spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ the congregation also seek to exercise pastoral care and the provision of practical compassion for those in need.