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


 “I rejoiced when I heard them say, 'let us go to the house of the Lord'.” (Psalm 122.1)

We are very pleased to confirm that the Presbytery has given us approval to re-open our church buildings for worship.

Sunday Worship:

We will be able to gather for Sunday worship from Sunday 6 September 2020:

 - in Heriot Church at 9.45am; and

 - in Stow Church at 11.15am.

To begin with, our services will be shorter than before, and we will follow all appropriate protocols to minimise the risk of coronavirus transmission.  We aren’t able to sing together yet but we will enjoy music in our worship.  All members, adherents and visitors will be made very welcome.

We know that some of you find it safer or more convenient to worship from your homes.  Those who are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus risk should feel no pressure to come into our church buildings at the moment.  

Our online Sunday worship will continue on a permanent basis - see the "Worship With Us" tab above.

We also have a telephone service whereby you can dial in to the online service from any landline phone.  Please do ask for details of how to access this.

Wednesday Prayer Time:

Our Wednesday morning prayers will begin from 23 September 2020 - Stow Church at 9.30am and Heriot Church at 10.30am.

We look forward to seeing or speaking to you again soon, whether in person, by email or phone.