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Pulteneytown Parish Church
Argyle Square,Wick, Caithness
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Pulteneytown Parish Church was built in 1842 as the new church for the new settlement of Pulteneytown – built by the fishing authorities as the result of the huge increase in herring fishing - Wick having become the largest port in Europe. To-day, few boats are allowed to land fish in Wick and the harbour lies largely unused.
The Church however, continues as a living, working, faith community in the midst of a rapidly changing society. The new window at the entrance to the church proclaims our faith in ‘Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to-day and forever.’
Recently, the main church buildings have been completely renovated to a very high standard. The main church has been fully adapted for the needs of a twenty-first century congregation. The suite of church/halls was described in an official report as ‘one of the top 20 church complexes in Scotland.’ The use of modern technology enhances our worship. These changes, dramatic as they have been, are but the outer face of a congregation whose stated aim is “to help people of all ages be disciples of Jesus and be part of a loving Christian community.”
We seek to do this through being faithful to the teaching of God’s Word. The Bible is very important to us. Our prayer is that the Word of God, Jesus, as revealed in the Scripture will be the centre of our life and activities. He continues to change people. As we sang when BBC recorded ‘Songs of Praise’ from the Church ‘In Christ alone, my hope is found.’