Scottish Church History

Scottish Church History

Today, we are posting details about the first of five virtual classrooms we are running this autumn. You can find more information about our virtual classrooms here.

“The Faith of the Gospel on Fire” is a great way of describing how the Reformation transformed Scotland. What made believers ready to sacrifice everything, even their lives, rather than disobey Christ in any way? 

This course focuses on Scotland’s long reformation, covering the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It seeks to understand the significance of the events that took place as well as the people and principles involved. We trace the connection between the first Reformation of 1560 and the Second Reformation period associated with the National Covenant of 1638. Tracking the tumultuous twists and turns of different events, kings can be challenging. We will seek not only to understand these but also the spiritual impact behind the events.

Our hope is that you will not only discover more about this period but that you will see how its legacy can enrich us today. “Come and see the works of God” (Psalm 66:5)

Course dates:

Tuesdays October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 10, 17, 24; December 1, 8

Time: 2.00 – 4.00pm

Course Tutor:

Mr Matthew Vogan

Matthew is the General Manager at Reformation Scotland Trust. He has written various books including volumes about Samuel Rutherford and Alexander Shields.

Course Cost:

We want to make our courses as widely accessible as possible so this course, like our other virtual classrooms, is available on a donation basis, though the usual cost for this course would be £90.


Pre-registration for this course is essential and can be done here.


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