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.

Joint Service at 10 am in Tarves Kirk on Sunday 26 May (no service in Pitmedden)



The General Assembly 2024

The General Assembly is taking place from 18 - 23 May at the Assembly Hall in Edinburgh. You can catch up on worship, reports and debates and also view a livestream on the Church of Scotland website.

Our Interim Moderator, Rev Alastair Bruce, and our Presbytery Elder, Alun Walker, are both attending.

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

We were privileged to have Desire Katihabwa from Burundi and Janet Nayebale from Uganda with us in Tarves Kirk on Sunday. Patricia Findlay led the service which was humbling but uplifting. We heard of the work Christian Aid is carrying out in Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world. We heard particularly about Aline whose love for her family and community is bringing her and her neighbours out of poverty. Some training and a small loan, provided by Christian Aid, have transformed her life. 

There is no door to door collection this year but please do consider donating online and don’t forget to use Gift Aid, if you can, which will increase your donation by 25% at no extra cost to you. You can learn more about Aline and make a donation on the Christian Aid website

Exam Time

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.

Holiday Club

SUMMER is on the way. All pre-school and primary age children are welcome to enjoy some summer fun every Friday over the holidays.

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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However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
Acts 20:24


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