A new kind of church

Sanctuary First is a pioneer ministry that is passionate about developing new ways for people to connect with God, spirituality, and one another.

In a busy, overwhelming digital world, we want to give you the opportunity to pause and draw breath - to take a moment - before carrying on with the rest of your day.

We invite you to find a little sanctuary.

Sanctuary First is an aspiring congregation of the Church of Scotland, part of Falkirk Presbytery (a charity registered in Scotland, charity no. SC018587). We are excited to explore new and creative ways of using the internet to wrestle with our faith - to learn, celebrate, and find solace.

We seek to be a resource for the wider Christian church and a fresh way to engage with Christianity for those who don’t see themselves as part of any church community.

It doesn’t matter if you love church and never miss a Sunday, or if you’re totally disengaged from it. It doesn’t matter if you can’t stand church, or if you’ve never been and are interested to find out more. Everybody is welcome to join in, to learn more about God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Whoever you are, wherever you’ve come from, we hope you can find a little sanctuary here.

We publish prayers and readings in our Daily Worship which you can access here on the site, through our app, on social media, or by signing up to our email list.

We also regularly produce short films, podcasts, blog posts, live-streamed music and spoken word events, worship leading/personal reflection resources, and training workshops.

Our aim is to establish a network across Scotland and around the world, that we can use to encourage and inspire one another.

We are keen to develop an authentic caring worshipping community online. If you have any advice or ideas feel free to get in touch with us.