What we believe

Our parishes are part of the Church of Scotland, which in turn is part of the universal church. The Church of Scotland seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, through witnessing, through nurturing and through serving our communities. Central to the Church of Scotland is our love and worship of God which is expressed through following the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ. We express our love for God by our love and practical care for each other and for those we live with and encounter in our daily lives.

Stichill Church Service
Stichill Church interior during a service.

We believe in God :

Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is love.

We praise God the Father:

Who created the universe and keeps it in being. He has made us his sons and daughters to share his joy. Living together in justice and peace, Caring for his world and for each other.

We proclaim Jesus Christ, God the Son: 

Born of Mary, by the power of the Holy Spirit, He became one of us, sharing our life and our death. He became known as God’s compassion and mercy. Giving hope and declaring forgiveness of sin, offering healing and wholeness to all. By His death on the cross and by His resurrection He has triumphed over evil. Jesus is Lord of life and of all creation.

We trust God the Holy Spirit:

Who unites us to Christ and gives life to the Church; Who brings us to repentance and assures us of forgiveness. The Spirit guide us in our understanding of the bible, Renews us in the sacraments and calls us to serve God in the world.

We rejoice in the gift of eternal life:

We have sure and certain hope of resurrection through Christ, and we look for his coming again to judge the world. Then all things will be made new and creation will rejoice in worshipping the Father, through the Son, in the power of the Spirit, one God, blessed for ever.

We believe in Jesus Christ – Yesterday, Today and Forever

A song about what we believe as Christians.