Definition of kirking in English:

kirking

Pronunciation /ˈkəːkɪŋ/

noun

historical Scottish
  • Churching. Also: the attendance of a newly married person or couple at church for the first time after marriage.

    Recorded earliest in attributive use.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Hary (c1440–c1492), poet. From kirk + -ing.