Welcome to the website of Victoria LinfordStow St Mary of Wedale and Heriot Church of Scotland.

This is a small, rural parish consisting of the villages of Stow, Fountainhall and Heriot and associated farming lands. The parish is part of the Presbytery of Melrose and Peebles.

Our aim is to make known God's love in Jesus Christ, throughout our parish and beyond.

With two church buildings to choose from, there’s a place in Stow and Heriot Church for everyone.  Whether you live in the parish, or are visiting on holiday, or would simply like to find out more about our church, we hope you enjoy these pages and will come and see us.  

If you have any questions, please do get in touch.


   Rev Victoria Linford


Here is our latest Newsletter - Easter 2020


"Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you" (1 Peter 5.7)

 The Church of Scotland has instructed all its congregations to suspend public worship for the time being.  We will therefore not be having our usual Sunday services, morning prayers or other events at the moment.  

However, worship is a whole of life activity for those who know the good news that God sent his only Son Jesus Christ into the world, to bear our sins and to rise in power and glory, so that we are reconciled to God and adopted into his family eternally.   We will therefore not cease in our praise and prayer, and care for one another.  

You are invited and encouraged to pray "together but separately" on Sunday mornings and throughout the week, by following in your homes the Orders of Service posted on this website (see Worship With Us - This Week's Service Online above).  We will also be putting the weekly sermon on this website, so that you can follow our worship plan even when we cannot meet together.

If you would like us to post to you any Orders of Service and sermons, do let us know.  

Food Bank donations can be made to the manse - let us know in advance that you are coming.

In addition, if you have any specific prayer requests or if the church can help in a particular way, please do get in touch.

Here is Stow Church lit up in blue, to express our appreciation for all who are working to keep us safe and well - and also to remember that we have a Saviour who brings perfect healing and wholeness now and eternally.  Thanks to one of our young members for this fabulous photo!

Stow Church in blue