Limekilns is a picturesque village on the north bank of the Firth of Forth. The church was originally built in 1785. It was rebuilt for the United Presbyterian Church in 1825, when the classical pedimented façade was added. The façade has a full-width pediment supported by giant Doric order pilasters. The stained glass windows, by Lavers, Barraud & Westlake, behind the pulpit are particularly impressive.
This is an active community church which retains strong links with the Bruce family. The present Lord and Lady Elgin are members and regular attenders and the building was part-funded by the Laird of the time. Visitors are most welcome.
Sunday 10 am and 7 pm on 1st Sunday in the month
3.00 pm on 1st Sunday in the month in Queen’s Hall, Charlestown
Open Tuesday to Friday throughout the year
Contact Limekilns Parish Church.
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