Spott Parish Church, Spott, East Lothian, EH42 1RF

The date of when the church was built in Unknown. It began a a chapel of rest for those on the Herring trail which was used by people bringing home a stock of salted herring for winter use and also by fishwives carrying huge creels of herring from Dunbar to the markets in Lauder. The church was also used by pilgrims on their way to Iona. The church is located close to the Holy St Johns well which may also be a reason for visiting Spott Church.

The Church has seen many changes and survived the reformation, the burning of witches and battles of Dunbar in 1296 and 1650.

Further reading of the history of the church and its ministers can be found on a leaflet entitled `600 Years of History` within the church.



We would welcome any donations to support our church. If you feel you would like to make a donation to Spott Church, this can be done by clicking on the link below to the Church of Scotland website. (Donations are made through Paypal a or by card.).


Hint - To open the link in a new window - Hold down the CTRL key and click the link below



You will be directed to the On-line Giving instructions. Scroll down to Step 1 until you reach the boxes which invite you to either give a donation to the main Church of Scotland General Fund, or the right-hand box which offers the facility to donate to your own church.  Choose the latter to make a payment direct to the church of choice.

 If you click on the box which offers donations to your own church - you should type in "Spott" and then follow the directions as to how much you wish to donate etc

 The system is extremely efficient and knows how to direct your donation direct to the Spott Church Account. The only thing you should be aware of is that there is a small fee (approximately 5% of your donation) which is taken for administrative purposes.

Nevertheless, this is a small price to pay for achieving donations direct to Spott Church. The system takes a day, or so to complete the transaction, so it will eventually show up on your bank statement.  You can also receive check the box to receive a receipt confirming the transaction.  

Step 2  Can be completed if you wish to Gift Aid your donation. 

Step 3 Can be used to process a donation through Paypal.


Nothing could be simpler - and it means that Spott Church can benefit from your generosity.

Thank you, so much.”