Perth Statement

Statement from the gathering of Church of Scotland Evangelicals

Perth: Letham St Mark’s

14 June 2013

Many evangelicals within the Church of Scotland are deeply concerned about the current crisis over the ordination and induction of those in same-sex civil partnerships. Some have left the Kirk and others are considering doing so.

In Perth on 14th June, there was a large gathering of 350 evangelicals from the Church of Scotland (ministers, elders and members). The result of this was the formation of a network of evangelicals who have made the clear decision to remain in the Church of Scotland and to work for its reformation and renewal. We believe that the Church of Scotland remains an important vehicle for reaching the whole population of Scotland with the Gospel and, despite recent decisions, believe that God is still at work among us. We also believe that we can remain with integrity.

We urge others to join with us and to remain in the Church of Scotland, as we seek to restore and rebuild our Church.

Our vision for this network of evangelicals within the Kirk will be developed over the next few months.

Here are the talks that were given at the gathering at Letham St. Mark’s, Perth, on 14th June 2013.

As well as listening to the audio via the Youtube links below, there are also downloadable versions at the bottom of the page.

Introduction – Rev Alastair Morrice

‘The Word’ – Rev Kenny Borthwick

‘The Theology’ – Rev Prof. Andrew McGowan

‘The Hope’ – Rev Colin Sinclair


The talks are available for download in mp3 format here. Simply right click the name below and select ‘Save link as’ or ‘Save target as’ and download to the place of your choice. Left clicking the link should play the talk within your browser.

Rev Alastair Morrice

Rev Kenny Borthwick

Rev Prof Andrew McGowan

Rev Colin Sinclair