Formartine Parish Church

Susanna Bichard, Session Clerk
T: 01651 851345


We are a welcoming, open and inclusive church, meeting in our two churches in the villages of Pitmedden and Tarves.

Whether you're a longtime member, a first-time visitor, or someone exploring faith, we're pleased to have you with us.

 We believe in the transforming power of God's love and the importance of community. Our mission is to be a place where lives are changed, faith is deepened, and friendships are formed.

Services of worship are held on Sundays at 10.00 am in both Tarves and Pitmedden kirks, with regular joint services. Check the calendar for details. If you are unable to come to church, you can access services through Zoom.


WORSHIP at Pitmedden and Tarves Kirks

Morning worship is held regularly at both Tarves and Pitmedden Kirks. Joint services are also held. You can find full details of upcoming services at each kirk if you click on the images below.



The London Marathon — Formartine Youth Project

SEAN SWINDELLS is running the 2024 London Marathon to support the Formartine Youth Project.

100% of the money raised will go directly to fund FYP activities: supporting young people and families in our local community. All costs associated with the London Marathon will be covered by Sean himself.

You can support Sean by donating through Just Giving. Click on this link or use the QR code below.
If you would like to donate using Gift Aid, please contact Sean direct and he will forward the required information and form.

For regular updates and more information go to the FYP Facebook page.


It's exam time for our young people — a stressful and challenging time for many. Formartine Youth Project have put together some 'Study leave support kits' containing some little treats, resources and tips to manage exam anxiety.

Do you know a young person with exams looming or feeling worried? Bags are available to pick-up from Pitmedden Co-op, Costcutters Methlick (by the bags of wood), Tarves Spar (next to the book exchange) and Tarves, Pitmedden and Methlick kirks.

Please help yourself.

Starting Wednesday 17th April..... drop in space for young people P6 and over. Space to hang out with friends, enjoy sociable activities such as table football, table tennis, crafts, board games and free snacks! 3.30-5.30 in Barthol Chapel Kirk.
For more information or a registration form please email

What's On

There is always a lot going on in the parish. Check the News and Events pages to find out what's happening. To find out what's happening in the wider community, check the Further Afield and Presbytery News page.

You will also find details on the Calendar.



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For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
Romans 1:20


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