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


Would you like to know more about the Christian faith?

Here are the first two of our four "Conversations on Christianity" films made by the members of Stow and Heriot Church, as we seek to explain the joys of faith in our own words through presentations, interviews, music and readings.  The next film will be uploaded here next week. 


 Following Church of Scotland and Government guidance, our church buildings are closed at the moment due to the coronavirus.  

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 worship with us, by following in your homes the Orders of Service posted on this website (see Worship With Us - This Week's Service Online above).  

If you would like us to post to you any worship resources, do let us know.  

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

Food Bank donations can be made to the manse.

We hope to be able to open our buildings again after the summer, once we can do so safely - keep checking here for details.