Crown Court Church is unique in its history as the longest-established Presbyterian church in England, dating from 1711.
The Church of Scotland has been active in London since the time of James VI, King of Scots, who became King James I of England in 1603. There has been a Scottish Kirk on the present site in Covent Garden since 1719. The current building was completed in 1909, replacing the original.
The congregation recently celebrated the centenary of the current building by raising over £80,000, which has been used to refurbish the building to a level which we hope will help it to last for a further 100 years.
Crown Court was granted its own Coat of Arms by the Court of the Lord Lyon, the official heraldry office for Scotland, on 11 November 1975.
On the left is the Burning Bush, the emblem of the Church of Scotland.
At the top right is the Galley of Lorne, the emblem of the Argyll family, who contributed significantly to the rebuilding of the Church in 1909.
At the bottom right is the portcullis, the emblem of the City of Westminster.