There has been a Christian church on this site for 1200 years; local legend links the earliest foundation with the Celtic St Modan in the 6th century. The body of the church dates from 1811, although 12th-century pillars remain in the vestibule and the gable marks of the earlier nave and chancel are visible. The bell-tower above the crossing was built in 1738 by William Adam and houses 13 bells. Twelfth-century sanctuary cross. Two stained glass windows by Christopher Whall, others by Ballantine & Allen. Major refurbishment in the 1960s and again in 2008/9.
Falkirk Parish Church was named Falkirk Old in 1929 on the reunion with the United Free Churchwhich remained until the union with St Modan’s in 1986 when the joint name of Falkirk Old & St Modan’s was adopted. The church was renamed Falkirk Trinity in 2014.
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