[Our service is currently online for the month of July, for safety reasons while works are ongoing on the church building. Contact us for more details regarding the streamed service, or if you wish to indicate that you would like to come along to the in-person service. Within a couple of hours of the service taking place, a recording is made available via this website. A link to the most recent sermon should be visible on our home page under News/Events, and via the sermon archive page (click on the SERMON ARCHIVE tab above). Other online services from various Free Church congregations can be found at freechurch.org/online-services/].
Our services are focussed in God’s Word, the Bible.
We sing a mix of Psalms (using the traditional Scottish Psalter and Sing Psalms (the Free Church’s own modern versification of the Psalms), Scripture song (Sing Scripture) and hymns. The words of the songs are projected onto the screen at the front.
Our Scripture readings are from the English Standard Version (ESV) of the Holy Bible. The reading is also projected onto the screen at the front. These readings are the basis for the biblical sermon that follows. We believe that preaching is of the utmost importance but that it ought always to be shaped and directed by God’s Word so that preaching presents the Word of God and not the thoughts of men.
We believe that the ‘word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart,’ (Hebrews 4:12) and therefore the more we are exposed to God’s Word the better.
The midweek meeting resemblences the Sabbath services, but is less formal and in addition to singing and exposition of God’s Word, men who profess faith in Christ are asked by the minister (or elder who may be leading in the minister’s absence) to lead in prayer during the meeting.