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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.


Next 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 2022, Mon - Sat from 11 am to 4.00 pm, alternate Sun's 11 am (see services below), private ceremonies excluded.


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Services


The joint service for Sunday, 4th September 2022, 13th Sunday after Pentecost, was held in the Church of the Holy Rude, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller.

The joint service for Sunday, 11th September 2022, 14th Sunday after Pentecost, was held in the Viewfield Church, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller, including the celebration of the Lord's Supper. — Audio on Soundcloud

The joint service for Sunday, 18th September 2022, 15th Sunday after Pentecost, will be held in the Church of the Holy Rude, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller. — Video on Youtube.

The joint service for Sunday, 25th September 2022, 16th Sunday after Pentecost, will be held in the Viewfield Church, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller, including the celebration of Harvest Thanksgiving.

Next Week(s).

The joint service for Sunday, 2nd October 2022, 17th Sunday after Pentecost, 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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