Wider Free Church News

Love Matters

A new and timely ministry aimed at tackling the sexualisation of children in Scotland has been launched by Kate Mitchell, the former editor of the Govan Voice magazine, a publication produced by the Govan Free Church Plant.  Love Matters aims to support young people, schools, parents and youth workers in addressing these issues particularly with regard…

New Book Shop On The Mound

It’s always exciting to see bookshops bucking the trend, and expanding rather than contracting. On that note, we are pleased that Evangelical Bookshop have taken a lease for shop space on North Bank Street, Edinburgh to start a new venture, ‘Mound Books’. Although they are using the old Free Church Bookshop space, this new bookshop…

New Home For Stirling Free Church

A church plant in Stirling will move to pastures new a week on Sunday having outgrown their current premises. Stirling Free Church held its first public service on the 30th of June 2013 in a Scout hall and moved to the Smith Art Gallery and Museum in February 2014. Two years later, Rev Iain MacAskill…

Bill Anderson: An Appreciation

By Donald Macleod When Bill Anderson first came to work at the Free Church College in 1974 his official job-description was ‘Janitor,’ and humble though it sounds, and unlikely though it seems, it provided an ideal opportunity to develop his many interests.    Still, we have to say, first of all, that he was an…

Free Church Books – Premium Church Account

Our mission is to spread the gospel by encouraging people to read great books about God, the Bible, and the Christian life. And a huge part of that is helping churches, big and small, to make good books an integral part of their gospel life together. For this reason, we are always keen to find…

Ann's Story

Govan Glasgow is rarely out of the news. The deployment of riot police locking the area down, murders, drug dealing and multiple deprivations all make for sensational reading, selling tabloid newspapers and creating the impression of a housing scheme that is simply a no-go war zone.  Given this impression, we would not normally expect to…

The Gathering

  Rev. Ivor MacDonald – Hope Church Coatbridge Each spring for the last two years, Kilmuir, in the beautiful Isle of Skye, has been the base for an experience we call “The Gathering” The Gathering aims to gather around 15 young Christians, mainly but not exclusively from the Free Church and see how God blesses us…

South Uist and Benbecula Induction

On Tuesday 8th October 2019, the Presbytery of the Western Isles met in Balivanich Hall for the ordination and induction of the Rev. Thomas Penman to the pastoral charge of South Uist and Benbecula Free Church. The moderator of presbytery Rev. James MacIver, minister of Stornoway Free Church, led the service taking as his focus…

Commission of Assembly Announces 2020 Moderator Designate

Last night The Commission of Assembly was pleased to confirm Rev. Neil MacMillan had accepted the nomination of Moderator-Designate of The Free Church of Scotland General Assembly for 2020. Neil MacMillan leads Cornerstone church plant in Morningside, Edinburgh and teaches Mission and Evangelism at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. He is a son (and grandson) of the manse…