Kinghorn Parish Church

Church on the High Street
Kirk by the Sea
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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.”

Important Notice

There is a challenge for us all to keep in touch with each other by phone, email, and social media looking out for the lonely and vulnerable in our midst. It is an opportunity to do Church in a different way: extending God’s love in creative and caring ways. This is a defining moment for the Church in Kinghorn, are we a Church for all or just a Church for ourselves.
Funeral and Wedding Services will continue but under guidelines for numbers and procedures which families will be guided through by Funeral Directors and the Minister.

“Please do carry on supporting the local foodbank and buy extra provisions for it.  Ensure the night shelters wherever possible are kept open.  There are many very encouraging schemes happening right across our country in communities to focus on caring for the most vulnerable and do continue to play your part in those.

“Then by our service, and by our love,  Jesus Christ will be made known, and the hope of the gospel – a hope that can counter fear and isolation – will spread across our land.”

The Kirk Session has appointed a small Task Group to monitor the situation (we cannot bring the whole Kirk Session together under the current strictures however they are still able to hold online Zoom meetings). They are considering how best to move forwards in worship, prayer, care, community, and supporting financially and practically the ongoing life of the Church in the community in the present crisis. Please remember us and all in your prayers.

Pastoral visiting is seriously restricted but if you would like to talk or have me pray with you over the phone then please contact the Rev Jim Reid on 01592 890269 or 07803 033886.

Rev Jim Reid and the Kirk Session of Kinghorn Parish Church.

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 graduated from Aberdeen University and is now pursuing his career.

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.