St. Matthew's Church of Scotland, Perth - Growing, Knowing, Going & Showing, in God
The Rev Scott Burton was inducted into St. Matthews in January 2007 after a seven year ministry in Kelty, West Fife. Originally from Glasgow, he studied at the universities of St. Andrews and Aberdeen and has ministered as a student in cities and towns and villages, as well as on islands as far flung and remote as Foula in Shetland.
 
Scott has enjoyed the dynamic learning experiences of several international pulpit exchanges in recent years:
Marion Presbyterian Church,  South Carolina (2005) 
Encino Presbyterian Church, LA, California (2007), 
Monroe Presbyterian New York (2015)

 
Scott also has his first book published by Astwood Publishers
It's called Holy Whitewater and is a collection of his reflections on the spirituality of Whitewater Kayaking.

To buy the book pop into the church office.

Alternatively, buy direct from www.holywhitewater.com where you can view a few more videos and read a free sample chapter.

STUDY LEAVE
Most recently, Scott has written a report on his 2013 study leave period where he visited several church buildings and church people to discuss the mission benefits of refurbishing traditional sanctuaries. His findings can be found here: 
STUDY LEAVE REPORT.docx (DOCX — 677 KB)





Scott also plays trumpet, guitar and Flugel Horn, ran the Edinburgh Marathon in 2004 and enjoys cycling, white-water kayaking, walking his Weimaraner dog and spending as much time as possible reading such books as The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. He has been married to Jill since 1993 and has two daughters

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tayplay.wmv
a multi-shot river surfing video of Rev Scott Burton (St. Matthew's Church, Perth) on the Stanley Weir of Scotland's mighty river Tay. Music from www.geeksaresexy.net
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HolyWhitewater.mov
An intro to the book Holy Whitewater

 
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Rhythm of Rest.mov
The idea of resting and relaxing is built into the rhythm of life. God intended all of us to have time to chill. The creation story emphasised the importance God has attached to rest. The problem is ...
 
 
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Refreshment
We have invited the writer of the prayers for week 1 to concentrate on prayers that will help us all slow down and experience the impact of being refreshed. It is not enough to simply rest it is essen...
 
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Enjoyment
In week two the idea is to think how rest leads to enjoyment. So often people are so stressed that they can't enjoy the good things in life. However one of the results of being rested is the shear enj...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Stillness
In week three the Rhythm of rest is to call us to the place of stillness. To be still is to be able to listen, to people to places and to be able to practice the presence of Christ. To be still is to ...
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Thinking Time
Week four invites us to think. It is the last letter of rest it is time to think to be open to the creativity and the opportunities that time brings into our lives. However it is also a call to think ...
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Surfing on the Tay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rev Scott Burton at Right Angle Falls
Rev Scott Burton going over Right Angle Falls, River Etive
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

















Scott also had his hair shaved into a mohican for a very good charitable cause - raising over £2000 in total.  See the press report here or watch the video "clip" below.
 
"It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers."
Ephesians
4:11
 
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Minister Gets a Mohican for Jack!
Minister Scott Burton of St Matthews Church, Perth gets his hair shaved into mohican to raise money for Jack McNaughton.Jack is two and a half years old and suffers from cerebal palsy meaning that h...