• Hello! Welcome to the
      Auchterarder Parish Church of Scotland website!

    • Our church family seeks to be led by the Holy Spirit to inspire people in and around Auchterarder, whether of faith or not, with the good news of Jesus Christ through worship, ministry, example and outreach. We aspire to be a caring, inclusive community within a spirit of Christian love. Active disciples Praising God Caring for People

    • 'Lock-down' Sundays at
      Auchterarder Parish Church

    • Our Sundays are a bit different during this period of lock-down, but we can still 'meet' together in different ways. Join us for a Zoom Prayer Group meeting or listen to the service of music, prayer and Word via our audio and video recordings, either on the website, by the link on Facebook or on CD. Remember to request your favourite hymns, and we will try to play these over the next few weeks.

    • APC Connect
      Community Support

    • To all in the Auchterarder community - if you need help during this time because of shielding or self isolation - practical or pastoral - contact us on 01764 660152 or admin@auchterarderparish,org

    • APC Connect
      Covid-19 Response

    • If you wish to support our Covid-19 Response in any way, contact us at: admin@auchterarderparish.org .

Our values

  • Connections

  • We aim to be a friendly inclusive church and our deep desire is to make people welcome and to encourage them in all the seasons of life. We hope you enjoy this site, and get a good sense of who we are, what we’re about, and what God is doing in us and through us as we serve Him in the community of Auchterarder and further afield too.

To Know Christ
  • To Know Christ

  • Our belief is in the Lord Jesus Christ as risen Saviour and our desire is to know him more. In a contemporary world, this is not a straightforward manner especially for each of the generations represented in our church, but with God's grace, it remains our aim to share the good news of the gospel. "To know Christ and make Him known".

Lifelong Learning
  • Lifelong Learning

  • We recognise that exploring the Christian faith is a life long journey and so we offer a variety of educational opportunities to meet the needs of each generation and the challenges faced;  from children's and youth groups to adult education in the form of groups such as enquirers, alpha, house groups just to name a few.

Strengthening Families
  • Strengthening Families

  • We aim to be a church family and to love one another as Jesus commanded. To that end we aim to be inclusive and strengthen relationships and ties in our church, our community and the wider world through the various activities of our church family and in our individual daily lives.  A church family who have a loving heavenly Father.

Covid 19 Supporting the Community

Auchterarder Parish Church is offering support to the whole community during this pandemic. If you click on the link at the top of this Home Page, called ‘Covid 19 Supporting the Community’ you will find lots of useful information that will help you during the lockdown.    On the ‘Useful Information’ tab on the Home Page, there is constantly updated information about shops that are offering telephone orders and/or deliveries.  Finally, the link entitled ‘Keeping Connected’ Services will have a playlist of all the church services that are recorded. If you want to get in touch with our Ministers for a chat or with a request for prayer, their details are as follows: Rev Dr Lynn McChlery: 01764 662399  Rev Iain Paton: 01764 682234


Church of Scotland

The Church of Scotland seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.  Most of our parishes are in Scotland, but we also have churches in England, Europe and overseas. The Church of Scotland plays a pivotal role in Scottish society and works with communities worldwide.  Church of Scotland Website

Church of Scotland Facebook Page

Latest news

We will be running this 8-week course on the Lord’s Prayer starting on Wednesday 10 June at 7:30.  It is an online course and we intend to join together in a Zoom meeting, watch the sessions together – technology allowing –  and then discuss the content in groups.  Details of how to register will follow, but get this date in your diary now!  If you can’t make that date, still let us know you are interested.

Prayer Course website

Daily Worship

The link,  Sanctuary First Daily Worship will take you to this Falkirk-based digital ministry.  It offers, amongst other things,  a diet of daily worship you may like to follow.   



40 Years a minister

40 Years a Minister! This week marks the 40th anniversary of the REV IAIN PATON as a Minister of the Church of Scotland. He was inducted by the Moderator of the Presbytery of Kincardine and Deeside to Banchory Terran West Parish Church on 29 May 1980. He has also served in Glasgow, Fife and Jerusalem, as well as Auchterarder and other parishes – a varied and very busy ministry. Although supposedly ‘retired’ he is currently Assistant Minister in Auchterarder Parish Church. And, of course, today also marks the 40 year anniversary of MARJORIE being an equally busy minister’s wife! Congratulations to you both on a long, busy and fruitful ministry. And he hardly looks a day older now, than in the photo below marking that day! Every continued blessing to you both.

Useful links and information

Pentecost Service
  • Pentecost Service

  •  This Sunday, the Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair will be hosting the service which will include worship, prayers, music, a sermon, Bible readings, and will close with a sung Blessing.  The Moderator is encouraging congregations and people of faith across Scotland, and beyond, to join together in worship as a whole church.  “Pentecost Sunday is an opportunity to rejoice in the birth of the church and to celebrate our togetherness as a church family,” Dr Fair said.  “It was the coming of the Spirit upon those first disciples that brought the church to life, with power and passion - and the same Spirit unites us still.”  “Even though we cannot be together in person, we can be together in spirit. We can share in the same worship, pray together using the same words, be inspired together by the same Bible verses and affirm our unity as the body of Christ here on earth.'   The service will be recorded in advance and will be available for viewing on the Church of Scotland website and Facebook page at 10am on Sunday 31 May.  Those with no access to visual media can listen on 0131 378 7895

Prayer for Pentecost
  • Prayer for Pentecost

  • Today we remember with joy the coming of the Spirit from the risen, ascended Christ at Pentecost, upon all those gathered: dispelling their fears, clearing their vision, uniting them as one, equipping them for mission. Among us here today, and among Your people wherever they are gathered, may the same Spirit of Pentecost minister grace in these ways to each of us too. May our hearts and lives be open to the wind of the Spirit, the giver of life, that we may be energised to live more faithfully as members of your coming kingdom and as joyful witnesses to the good news of Jesus Christ. In whose strong name we pray, AMEN

'Lockdown Newsletter' No 2
  • 'Lockdown Newsletter' No 2

  • We are sending out a newsletter every two weeks during this period of lockdown so click here for Lockdown Newsletter No 2.    It includes updated information, Church News, Community Project news and some lighter articles  -  birthdays, photos etc.   Please download it and email a copy onto any others who may not get it and who you think may be interested.    If you want to see older newsletters or the Spring edition of the magazine, click here.

Prayer Opportunities
  • Prayer Opportunities

  • If you would like prayers said for you, please contact one of our Ministers on the numbers below.  If there is no reply, leave a message and they will return your call. Rev Dr Lynn McChlery: 01764 662399 Rev Iain Paton: 01764 682234  You are also very welcome to join in with our online Zoom Prayer Group. Click to find out more.