• Hello! Welcome to the
      Auchterarder Parish Church 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.

    • Sundays at
      Auchterarder Parish Church

    • 9.30am in the Centre Hall for our informal Breakfast Plus.
      10.30am Worship in the Church Sanctuary with tea/coffee and fellowship to follow.
      Our gatherings are family friendly and open to God’s Spirit - nurturing love and community amongst a growing family who worship God as our Heavenly ‘Father.’

    • Children's Ministry at
      Auchterarder Parish Church

    • We have a great Sunday programme for kids and youth who meet in age appropriate groups - from the creche through to teenagers - during the service on a Sunday morning. Come along and have fun and and learn about the Good News of the Bible through games, music, story, drama, videos and crafty stuff!

Our values

Connections
  • 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 education 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.

   Gathering for Sunday Morning Worship

Upcoming Events

  • The Nominating Committee will meet on Tuesday 5th February 2019 at 7:30pm in the boardroom.

    The Guild will meet on Thursday 7th February 2019 at 2:30pm in the Church Centre. The subject is 'Malawi Fruits' - one of the Guild projects.

    The Pastoral Care Team will meet on Tuesday 19th February at 10:00am in the boardroom.

    Auchterarder Churches Together will meet on Tuesday 19th February at 7:00pm in the boardroom.

    The Guild will meet on Thursday 21st February 2019 at 2:30pm in the Church Centre. This will be a musical afternoon featuring Lesley Buchan and Chris and Helen Haynes.

    The Nominating Committee will meet on Monday 25th February 2019 at 7:30pm in the boardroom.

    The Kirk Session is called to meet on Sunday 3rd March 2019 at 10:15am in the boardroom. The service that day will include the admission of new members by profession of faith.


  • Breakfast Plus resumes on Sunday mornings from 10:05am until 10:20am in the Church Centre with a light-touch pause for Christian thought prior to morning worship. We apologise for the absence of a Breakfast Plus slot on Sunday 17th February 2019. Marjorie Paton will take the lead on Sunday 24th February 2019, on the subject of World Day of Prayer- Slovenia. On Sunday 3rd March 2019, Breakfast Plus will be led by Stephen Miller and the choir. We are still looking for volunteers to lead a Breakfast Plus slot- if you would like to have a go then please speak to Ian Gourlay or contact him on 01764 662695/ iangourlay@btconnect.com


  • Rev Iain Paton is forming a group to go to the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Austria, in July 2020. It is during the first week of the school holidays. This is a most moving experience and it is only performed over the summer once every 10 years. It would be good to have an ‘Auchterarder Group’ attend. If you are interested in attending please see the brochure at the back of Auchterarder Parish Church or speak to Rev Iain Paton in person.

    Anyone who would like to join the Group who has not yet booked a place is asked to take a brochure and send the booking form to Rev Iain Paton by the end of February at the latest. Tickets are likely to be difficult to obtain after then.

  • Our locum minister, Rev Iain Paton, is offering a Church Membership Group for the benefit of people who might wish to join the congregation by profession of faith. The next meeting will be on Sunday 17th February 2019, at 9:30am in the boardroom.

    If you would be interested in taking part, please let him know (682234) or email iain.f.paton@btinternet.com


  • Friday 22nd February 2019. 7:00pm in the Boardroom

    The main feature is “Romero” – a biopic of Oscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, who spoke out against the poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture, which wracked El Salvador in the late 1970s. He was assassinated in March 1980, while conducting mass in a hospital chapel. A humble and Christlike martyr, who spoke out courageously against the powerful – but always sought their change of heart, rather than their destruction. Seen as an inspiration by the Liberation Theology movement, he rejected any kind of violence – except “la violencia del amor”, the violence of love. He was canonised (declared a Saint) in October 2018, and the international airport of El Salvador bears his name.

    Short, fun supporting features too. Bring your own favourite snacks, popcorn, beer etc – a few basic drinks and snacks will be provided too.

    Ideally, let Stewart Robertson know if you’re coming, or have any questions, but otherwise just turn up!

Intimations

  • Tearfund Scotland are continuing to fight poverty and injustice. For details of upcoming events, contact Stewart Robertson 01764 664528 or stew@friendlylion.net   Click on the image below to read about Stewart’s experiences in Peru with Tearfund.

    Tearfund in Peru 2013

Prayer Requests
  • Prayer Requests

  • Please leave your prayer requests in the prayer book at the back of the church, or send us an email by clicking on this link Prayer Request and we will pray for you.