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.  We are linked with our neighbouring parish of Caddonfoot, and both Caddonfoot Church and Stow and Heriot Church are 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.

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, Minister


Each day during Advent (from 1 December) there will be here on our website a painting and short reflection, to help us prepare for Christmas: 

Day 1 (Creation and Re-creation)

Day 2 (Dreaming)

Day 3 (Preparation)

Day 4 (Waiting)


Stow Church is due to re-open from 12 December 2021 (following a period of closure to allow us to deal with an infestation of dry rot).   From 12 December we should be back to our usual pattern of worship: Heriot Church at 9.45am and Stow Church at 11.15am.

You can also worship with us in other ways each Sunday:

- here through our website (see "Worship with Us");

- through our Facebook page (Stow St Mary of Wedale and Heriot Parish Church);

- by telephone on 01578 353911.


Heriot Church at 10.30am.