Kintore Parish Church

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We are the congregation of the Church of Scotland in the village of Kintore, Aberdeenshire, continuing a heritage that began many centuries ago.
Read more about our history here.

Our ‘Mission Statement’ is:
Using our gifts of time, resources and experiences, we commit ourselves to:

  • providing a loving environment where God is worshipped and Christian fellowship can be experienced
  • caring for all people
  • sharing the good news of God’s love and forgiveness in our homes, community and world.
  • Our church building, dating from 1819 and modernised several times since then, is the only one dedicated for Christian worship in Kintore. Many of our members were born and raised in Kintore and the north–east of Scotland. Others have moved into the area and come from different Christian traditions — as well as Scotland we currently have members originating from: England, Wales, Romania, South Africa, and Brazil. Our members come from Baptist, Episcopal⁄Anglican, Methodist backgrounds as well as Presbyterian and our minister, originally from Cape Town, served the Uniting Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa before coming to Kintore.

    We are active members of the local ecumenical group ‘Inverurie & District Churches Together’ (IDCT) which brings together several congregations in the area for joint events and outreach. Within the Church of Scotland, we are part of the Presbytery of Gordon. We support our Mission Partners, David and Rebecca Morton, who serve at Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi which is run by the Church of Central Africa Prebyterian. We also have strong individual links with Christian Aid and the Iona Community. In these and other ways we try to put into practice Jesus’ promise that he brings life in all its fullness.

    All those who become members of the Church of Scotland make public promises to:

  • Join regularly with fellow Christians in worship on the Lord’s Day.
  • Be faithful in reading the Bible and in prayer.
  • Give a fitting proportion of time, talents and money for the Church’s work in the world.
  • Depending on the grace of God, to profess publicly loyalty to Jesus Christ, serve him in daily work and walk in his ways all their life.
  • We certainly find that keeping such promises consistently is challenging — just as much for us today as it has always been. We rejoice that God’s grace helps us and to know that, when we fail, His forgiveness is available to all.

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