The Inverness Branch of the Scottish Reformation Society was established in 1978 under the leadership of Rev Hugh Ferrier. Rev Maurice Roberts, minister of the Free Church of Scotland Continuing in Inverness, was chairman of the branch for about 15 years until the end of 2009. Rev George Hutton, minister of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland in Inverness, has beeen our chairman since January 2010.
We are fully committed to the sole authority of Scripture as the infallible Word of God and Justification by Faith Alone in Christ Alone, and seek to encourage the clear proclamation of such truths. We aim to be faithful to the witness borne by the Reformers, ‘according to the consensus of the Reformed Confessions’.
The Inverness Branch holds five public meetings each year, in which a lecture is given on a doctrinal or historical subject, usually relating to the Reformation in Scotland, or the subsequent history of the Scottish Church, with applications for today.
These meetings are usually held between October and March, in the Free Presbyterian Church Hall, Chapel St,Inverness, and details are posted on the home page.
Details of future lectures are made available on this site. We also produce a Syllabus of Meetings for each season of lectures, and reminders of upcoming lectures are sent by e-mail. To request a printed syllabus or to added to our email list, please contact the secretary.
This site provides a Catalogue of Lectures, delivered at previous meetings of the society. The more recent of these are available on-line to listen or download. Some lectures are also available in text version, along with many other reformed articles and sermons in the Articles section.
At the time of the Scottish Reformation in 1560, the Scots Confession was prepared following a request from Parliament. The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms were received by the Church of Scotland in the mid 17th century, and have had great influence in the Scottish Church since that time. These documents, and articles about them, are available in the Confessions & Catechisms section.
Scots Worthies, by John Howie, contains short biographies of men who have been influencial in the Scottish Reformation and the subsequent history of the Scottish Church.
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SCOTTISH REFORMATION SOCIETY
The Scottish Reformation Society was founded in 1851, following a protest against the re-establishment of the Roman Catholic hierarchy in England. The original constitution of the Society set out its objectives as being “to resist the aggressions of Popery; to watch the designs and movements of its promoters and abettors; and to diffuse sound Scriptural teaching and information on the distinctive tenets of Protestantism and Popery”.
To these aims, the Society has maintained and promoted a faithful witness to the present time. A quarterly magazine, The Bulwark, is committed to the same principles as the Society and the material is drawn from a wide source of Reformed teachers and writers past and present.
Enquiries can be directed to:
The Scottish Reformation Society
Telephone: 0131 220 1450
Visit the Scottish Reformation Society website.