What do we believe?
We, as a Congregation of the Church of Scotland, are part of the worldwide Church of Jesus Christ. We are part of the ‘reformed’ Christian tradition. Our governance system is Presbyterian and have roots going back hundreds of years. We are part of the Presbytery of Lanark.
The Church of Scotland operates a ‘territorial’ ministry in which every part of Scotland is served by a church. Elders and elected members of our congregation have responsibility for the caring of our finances, buildings and, more importantly, those who live in our parish.
Our minister is a minister of ‘Word and Sacrament’ meaning that his main roles are to lead worship and administer the sacraments. Our minister also performs many other duties including weddings, funerals, visitations, and community work.
The Church of Scotland, as part of the reformed tradition, celebrates two sacraments:-
· Baptism - where people become members of Christ’s ‘body’, the Church.
· Holy Communion, where we believe that Christ meets with us, and renews and refreshes us through a meal of bread and wine such as he had with his disciples on the night before his death.
We aim to follow the example of Jesus and be part of the community we serve - and serve in a meaningful and relevant way - in order that people can feel the love of God, through all that we say and do.
At Libberton & Quothquan Parish Church, we believe that there is a place for all people.