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.




Do you plan to vote? Do you have photo ID?

Churches do not endorse or support individual candidates or parties, but as part of our commitment to the common good many congregations and Christian organisations support participation in democratic activity.

Emma Jackson, convener of the Public Life and Social Justice Group of the Church of Scotland, encourages all of us to consider the importance of voting, not only for ourselves but for our neighbours too, she says:

"At its heart, politics is all about improving the structures and systems of our society…That is something that we should all benefit from, that our neighbour should benefit from – our neighbour who might be in more complex or more challenging circumstances than those we find ourselves in."

"In a just and compassionate society, exercising our right to vote in one of key ways in which we can not only participate in democracy, but demonstrate our love for our neighbour as we engage in the issues that affect us all and we seek to hold our leaders to account.”


If you need to register to vote – do so by 18 June


The new photo-ID requirements mean you’ll need eligible ID when you vote. This is the first election in Scotland where photo-ID is mandatory. If you don’t have an accepted form of ID you must apply for a Voter Authority Certificate – by 26 June.


If you are going to be away from home it is important that you apply for a postal vote (by 19 June) or a proxy vote (deadline 26 June).

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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Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 91:1


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