East Neuk Episcopal Churches

About Us

The Scottish Episcopal Church is a welcoming and inclusive church that traces its history back to the beginnings of Christianity in Scotland. We are the Scottish province of the worldwide Anglican community… a huge family of over 70 million Christians in more than 160 countries, including The Church of England, The Church of Ireland and The Church in Wales. The word ‘episcopal’ has ancient origins and came to be used by churches that recognise the leadership of Bishops.

A Eucharistic Community

The congregations of St Michael's and St John's are drawn from the East Neuk's coastal villages and agricultural hinterland and come from a wide variety of backgounds.


We are ‘small eucharistic communities’. Eucharist is a Greek word meaning ‘thanksgiving’ and has been used since earliest Christian times to mean a service of Holy Communion.


On Sunday we gather:
– to hear the great stories, poetry and wisdom of the bible
– to reflect on our own lives and the world we live in
– to pray for our world, our communities and for each other
– to share bread and wine – the timeless symbols of Jesus’ love and community

St Michael's

St Michael's is a friendly wee church in a delightful corrugated clad building adjacent to the golf course in this hugely popular holday destination.
See more about St Michael's here.

St John's

Pittenweem means "the place of the cave", a reference to St Fillan, an 8th century hermit whose cave remains in the care of St John's. St John's church is in the centre of Pittenweem, on the site of the 14th century Augustinian priory, of which the grade 1 listed Gatehouse remains. 
See more about St John's here

Contact Us

St John the Evangelist, Pittenweem         Scottish Charity no. SC010982
St Michael & All Angels, Elie                      Scottish Charity no. SC005954

Churches in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane

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