Welcome to the Church of the Holy Rude, Stirling!


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Join us for Sunday Worship at 11.30 a.m. 10 January until the end of June, and at 10 a.m. 1st July - 31st December.


Christmas Eve at 6:30pm Family Christingle Service in Viewfield Erskine Church. Christingles will be made from 5:30pm.

Christmas Eve at 11:30pm Watchnight Service in the Holy Rude, with carol singing from 11:00pm.

Christmas Day at 11:00am A Service for Christmas Morning for all the family, with Holy Communion, in Viewfield Erskine Church.

Sunday 27 December at 11:00am Joint Service for the ending of the year in Viewfield Erskine Church.

Sunday 3 January at 11:00am Beginning a New Year Together - Joint Service in The Church of the Holy Rude with Holy Communion.


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.