Kinghorn Parish Church has a long heritage of worship in the former Royal Burgh which we seek to continue and innovate in this era. Kinghorn Church family strives to be a warm, friendly parish church reaching out to its community seeking to help, pray and serve others in Jesus’ name.
The Church on the High Street, sitting proudly by the War Memorial is becoming a main place of worship. The building offers the church family and community facilities that are regularly used and support a wide range of activities.
The Kirk by the Sea, sitting in a prime spot overlooking Kinghorn Harbour and beach has parts dating back to the 13th century and has had additions, rebuilding and alterations both internally and externally most centuries since! It is now the only church in the town and along with the Church halls and Church Shop on the High St is very much a part of the community.
Our Aim is:
“To know God and to make him known through Jesus Christ, in his Word and in the Power of his Holy Spirit.”
Meet our Minister
Jim has been Minister of Kinghorn for 21 years out of 33 years in Ministry, first in Bridge of Don, a suburb of Aberdeen then in Avoch, a fishing village on the Black Isle north of Inverness.
Jim grew up in Lanarkshire, with many of his forebears being Miners, though his great uncle George McQueen, also a Miner played football for Airdrieonians, captaining them to their only Scottish Cup win in 1924! Coming to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ while at Secondary School made a big difference in Jim’s life; on leaving School he worked for a firm of Industrial Auctioneers and Valuers based in Hamilton and conducting Auctions all over Scotland.
He sensed God’s calling to be a Minister of the Gospel in 1980 and after studying Theology at the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Congregational College he was Ordained in a Middleton Park Primary School in the fast-growing Bridge of Don (going on to plant another new Church there in 1986). Jim is Chaplain of Raith Rovers (though also supports Aberdeen FC!) Chaplain at Kinghorn Primary School, Balwearie High School and the DAS, and of Clan Donnachaidh
Jim has served the Church locally : Presbytery Moderator, Chaplain, Ministries Convener. Nationally: Ministries Council, Convener of Interim Ministry, trained as a Supervisor and has supervised many students in training for Ministry
Jim has been Married to Marion, who hails from Northern Ireland via Shotts, for 24 years and their son Andrew, who has grown up in Kinghorn is a 3rd year Geography student at Aberdeen University.
Jim’s vision for Ministry is to know Christ and make him known in Kinghorn and through a Church Family where everyone is loved, valued and their gifts grown and honoured in a Church which grows warmer through fellowship, stronger through worship, broader through ministry, deeper through discipleship and larger through evangelism.
Jim is an avid reader, a keen gardener, an adventurous cook a committed gym attender who enjoys walking(half of the Munros and nearly all of the east coast of Scotland) loves to sing and listens to a wide variety of music and enjoys a nice malt and occasional ale.
For more information about our Church and what it has to offer, please look through our website.