What we believe

As a Church of Scotland congregation we believe in God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and proclaim Jesus Christ crucified, risen and glorified.


Our standards of belief are to be found in the Old and New Testament (the Bible) and in the Church's historic Confession of Faith. For a brief summary of our beliefs, it is useful to look at the Apostles' Creed, which is used by many churches in declaring Christian faith.


Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth
and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead, he ascended into Heaven,
and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.


I believe in,

the Holy Ghost; 

the Holy Catholic Church; 

the Communion of Saints; 

the Forgiveness of Sins; 

the Resurrection of the Body; 

and the Life Everlasting."




You can find out more about the Church of Scotland at their website http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk

Photo of Neil Watson

Neil became the minister of Belhaven Parish Church in October 2017. Put forward as a candidate for ministry by Lothian Presbytery and trained at New College in Edinburgh, Neil is married to Elizabeth and they share the manse with their Jack Russell Terrier, Rudi.

Coming to the realisation himself that this life is not the only thing on offer but that there is hope, comfort and meaning to be had through an everlasting relationship with God, through Jesus, Neil loves sharing that with the people of Belhaven, Spott and the wider Dunbar area.

Having grown up and lived in the Lothians all his life, Neil is passionate about seeing God move throughout its counties, so it is an absolute privilege for him to be called by God to minister in East Lothian.

“I am excited about the journey God has in store for us and hope to be the minister here for many years to come!”


Belhaven Church takes Safeguarding very seriously.   We know that harm or abuse of children and adults at risk can happen anywhere – even in Church communities. We have a duty to ensure a safe Church for all.

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