Scots in London Gala Evening

Crown Court is one of the founding members of new initiative Scots in London, which brings Scottish organisations in our great city together by running events, and by co-ordinating and publicising the activities of its members and other Scottish groups. The inaugural gala evening will take place on Wednesday 11th October 2023, at 7pm, at St Columba’s Church of Scotland. After an official opening by our Patron HRH The Princess Royal, the evening will feature a concert showcasing Scottish music, dance, and recitation, and followed by a reception with drinks and refreshments. At the reception, member organisations will host information stalls, offering an opportunity for ticket holders to connect with others in London’s Scottish community. 
The concert itself, curated by Crown Court member Mary-Jannet Leith, will include traditional music from a Scottish folk duo, choral performances from the Scotscare choir, and by the Crown Court choir and the Gaelic Choir combined, piping from the members of the Pipes and Drums of the London Scottish Regiment, a recitation from Downton Abbey’s actor David Robb, a Highland Dance display and much more. 

For more information and to book tickets, please visit or email There will also be a small number of tickets available at Crown Court for cash payment from Sunday 24th September onwards.

Harvest Supper

Come and join us on Thursday 5 October at Bloomsbury Baptist Church for a Harvest Supper. To sign up for this event, please contact the Session Clerk by September 27, and be sure to let us know of any dietary restrictions.

Friends’ Lunch

The Friends of Crown Court will hold their special lunch event on Sunday 24 September.  If you would like to join the lunch please email or speak to the Session Clerk after morning service.  Tickets for lunch are £7. There will be a speaker at the lunch.  

Harvest Thanksgiving Sunday

Our Harvest Festival service will be held on Sunday 15 October. Once again this year we are asking you to bring gifts of food or money to support the Westminster Food Bank, based at Westminster Chapel. At the service a volunteer from the Westminster Food Bank will give a testimony about his/her experience.

The Food Bank publishes a list of items which are acceptable, and this will be circulated with the church notices nearer the time of the Harvest Festival. Items should be unopened, undamaged and have a “best before” date at least three months away.

ScotsCare Needs You!

ScotsCare waiting list has expanded and they are searching for Blether Buddy befrienders to connect with several clients once a week, fortnight, or month. By gifting your time and companionship, you could positively impact someone who is alone and isolated. Your contribution could bring fresh perspectives, boost self-esteem, self-worth, confidence, health, wellbeing, and so much more.

For safety reasons, two references and a DBS check are required. Training will also be provided to ensure that you feel confident and comfortable in your position as a volunteer. If you can help or would like to know more, please contact or phone Louise Davies on 0207 240 3718.

‘Being with’

Join this Exploration of Christianity with Rev Scott Rennie on Sunday, 10 September!

Come and participate in the ‘Being with’ course, to learn more about Christianity or to help your faith grow. The course runs for about six weeks, beginning at 6:30 pm with a complimentary supper and ending at 8:30 pm.

Participants are asked to sign up for the duration of the course and everyone is welcome to attend. Any questions please speak to Rev Scott Rennie or the Church Administrator.

Hymns and Pimms

Join us on 10 August at 7pm for a summer evening of music, Pimms, and fun. We will sing classic hymns, new hymns, and school assembly songs accompanied by piano. The cost is £10 (cash only please), and all profits will be donated to Christian Aid. Contact Lucy Nutley or email for any questions or to book your place. You don’t need to be an excellent singer, as long as you are enthusiastic!

Church Membership

Crown Court welcomes new members and encourages regular worshipers to consider becoming a member or adherent. Transferring your membership from another Church of Scotland congregation is a simple process; and those interested in exploring their faith journey through confirmation can speak to our minister, Rev Scott Rennie.

Please contact the Church Administrator, Laura Daniels, to initiate the process of transferring your membership.