Life and Worship

Established in 1650, the Kirk of Abbotshall, the second Church of Scotland parish church in Kirkcaldy, continues to be a focus of Christian worship and social gatherings.
Being Church in the 21st Century is a mix between traditional understandings and forging new paths. At Abbotshall we are committed to using our traditional services creatively whilst finding new ways to engage our local community.

Sunday services are held throughout the year at 11:00am with united services with other churches in July. We have a Young Church and Crèche which meet during the church service in school term time and are staffed by talented people who have been PVG’d.

We believe that the celebration of the Lord’s Supper should be an open invitation where all are invited. No matter your age, your gender, your orientation, your faith background, or whatever you feel would make you not welcome, our table has a place for you. Currently we celebrate formal Communion in March, June and November. There is also a midweek communion which takes place on the second Wednesday of every month at 14:00 in the church halls.

Abbotshall is a busy congregation with many interest groups meeting regularly. We have a Coffee Morning on the second Saturday of the month and a variety of other social functions thought the year. Our Halls are used extensively by both church and community groups.

We also believe that we should be church in the community and so are trying to find ways to serve our local community.


Thought for the week

Prayer and thought for 28th June 2020

Saviour with your heart so tender,
Come to those who grieve this day,
Those who mourn the loss of loved ones,
Be with them, O Lord, we pray.
And for those who suffer illness,
Come with healing touch this day,
Those who sit and wait in anguish,
Be with them, O Lord, we pray.
Man of Sorrows, loving Saviour,
Come with peace to those this day,
All who grieve and fear and worry,
Be with them, O Lord, we pray.
Taken from ” Pray Without Ceasing” by Jenny Child.