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Welcome to the Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling!
linked with Viewfield Erskine Church

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Join us for Sunday Worship as indicated below.


This year's King James Lecture:
'King James VI and I and his empire of islands.'

See 'Special Events' for full details.


The Church of the Holy Rude will be open to visitors most days from 1 May to 30 September 2023, alternate Sun's 11 am (see services below), private ceremonies excluded.


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Special Events in Stirling

Events in the Holy Rude 2023 and 2024.


Services


The joint service for Sunday, 1st January 2023, 1st Sunday after Christmas, was held in the Church of the Holy Rude, Holy Communion, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller.— Link on Facebook.

The joint service for Sunday, 8th January 2023, 1st Sunday after Epiphany, was held in the Viewfield Church, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller.

The joint service for Sunday, 15th January 2023, 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, was held in the Church of the Holy Rude, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller. — Link on Facebook.

The joint service for Sunday, 22nd January 2023, 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, was held in the Viewfield Church, at 11.00 am, led by Mr Simon Hesset, Student Attached.

The joint service for Sunday, 29th January 2023, 4th Sunday after Epiphany, was held in the Viewfield Church, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller and Mr Simon Hesset, Student Attached.

Next Week(s).

The joint service for Sunday, 5th February 2023, 5th Sunday after Epiphany, will be held in the Church of the Holy Rude, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller.



We are a congregation of the Church of Scotland (a church in the Presbyterian tradition and part of the world-wide family of Reformed Churches), worshipping in our beautiful and historic building which dates from the 15th century.

The Church has been the historic Burgh Kirk, or Parish Church, of Stirling for 900 years and is the only church still in active use, apart from Westminster Abbey in London, to have hosted a coronation, when the infant King James VI of Scotland (later also James I of England) was crowned in the Holy Rude on the 29th July 1567.

We are a friendly and welcoming faith community, open to all who come to us as we seek to live out our Christian faith in offering hospitality to all who come, no matter what your age, background, culture or gender, and whether you come only once, or become a regular member of our congregation every Sunday.

Our worship style is traditional, and we have a reputation for good music and liturgy, and thought-provoking preaching. There is a Young Church for children from 3 to 12 years old, and during the service there are baby changing facilities and a creche for very young children in the vestry.

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