The Church of Scotland is a Presbyterian church. Its identity is principally shaped by the Scottish Reformation, which saw the Church split its ties from the papacy of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church. The Church's website says that it has over 600 000 members. Love and worship of God through the teachings of Jesus Christ is central to the Church's faith and worship. The Church of Scotland is popularly known as The Kirk.
A spire is a conical or pyramidal structure that is located on the top of a building. It is most often used for churches, and is often the home to bells, crosses or wind vanes.