The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith. Although drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly (largely of the Church of England), it became the ‘subordinate standard’ (subordinate to the Bible) of doctrine in the Church of Scotland and has been influential within Presbyterian churches worldwide (with various changes it has also been adopted by some Congregationalists and even Baptists).

In 1643, the English Parliament called upon more than 120 “learned, godly and judicious theologians”, to meet at Westminster Abbey in order to provide advice on issues of worship, doctrine, government and discipline of the Church of England. Their meetings, over a period of five years, produced the Confession of Faith, as well as a Larger Catechism and a Shorter Catechism, and other documents. For more than three centuries, various churches around the world have adopted the Confession and the Catechisms as their standards of doctrine, subordinate to the Bible.

These Westminster Standards were adopted by our denomination at its inception in 1961, and have remained our standards ever since, unchanged from the original documents adopted by the Church of Scotland.

You can read and download the Westminster Confession of Faith and other standards to which this church holds below.