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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.


Last year's James VI lecture.

"Scotland and Europe : The writings of James VI as an International Project"

The Church of the Holy Rude will be open to visitors daily from 1 May to 30 September 2022, from 11 am to 4.00 pm, private ceremonies excluded.


UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL

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Events in the Holy Rude


Services


The joint service for Sunday, 3 April 2022, in the Church of the Holy Rude, at 11.00 am, led by Mr Iain Armstrong. —

The joint service for Sunday, 10 April 2022, Palm Sunday, in the Viewfield Church, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller and Mr Iain Armstrong.

14 April 2022, Maundy Thursday, in the Church of the Holy Rude, at 7.00 pm, led by Revd Gary McIntyre. — Link on Facebook.

The joint service for Sunday, 17 April 2022, Easter Day, was held in the Church of the Holy Rude, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller and Mr Iain Armstrong. — Link on Facebook.

The joint service for Sunday, 24 April 2022, 2nd Sunday of Easter, was held in the Viewfield Church, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller.

The joint service for Sunday, 1 May 2022, 3rd Sunday of Easter, 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, 8 May 2022, 4th Sunday of Easter, was held in the Viewfield Church, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller. — Audio on SoundcloudLink on Facebook.

The joint service for Sunday, 15 May 2022, 5th Sunday of Easter, was held in the Church of the Holy Rude, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller.

Next Week(s).

The joint service for Sunday, 22 May 2022, 6th Sunday of Easter, will be held in the Viewfield Church, at 11.00 am, led by Revd Alan Miller.

The joint service for Sunday, 29 May 2022, 7th Sunday of Easter will be held in the Viewfield Church, 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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