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Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions we are asked most frequently. If you have any other questions contact us at "info" at cobhampc dot org.

  1. Which translation of the bible do you use?

    The version used in our services is the New King James Version. However members of the congregation use a variety of translations for personal study. Amongst native English speakers these are predominantly the KJV, NIV, and NKJV and now the ESV


  2. Which hymnal do you use?

    We use two versions of the psalms: the 1650 Scottish Psalter and the 2000 Free Church Psalmody. The latter is an entirely new metrical translation of the psalms that the Free Church of Scotland undertook during the closing years of the 20th century. The tunes we use span from 16th century psalm tunes through to tunes written in the last 5 years as part of the new psalmody project.


  3. Do I need an attestation from my church?

    No. You do not need to formally become a member to attend and become involved in the life of the church. Before you could take communion we would not require you to become a member either but we would require some assurance that you understood what you were doing - which only someone who knows Christ as their saviour can - in this case either a simple profession of faith or an attestation (known a disjunction certificate in the Free Kirk) would be needed. The same is required for membership, which is open to all believers not just presbyterians.top of page