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Welcome to Athelstaneford Parish Church, we aim to be a church at the heart of the community and all are welcome to our services and other events.

*** Unfortunately there will be no church services for the foreseeable future due to Covid-19.  The church itself will also be closed as there is no facility for hand washing. ***

Interim Moderator: Rev Tom Gordon, tom.swallowsnest@gmail.com.

Tel 01875 812262

Locum Minister: Rev Mike Watson, mwatson@churchofscotland.org.uk

Tel 01875 320043 or 07702 229886

Session Clerk: Helen Napier Tel 01620 880536

We are linked with Whitekirk and Tyninghame.

We are seeking a new minister.  If you would like to know more about our parishes please read the parish profile.

Services *** all services are cancelled until further notice due to COV-19 ***

Services are held each Sunday at 10am.

1st Sunday of the Month is Communion Sunday and also the Food Bank collection.

Children are welcome in church every Sunday. Parents of young children are invited to bring their children to any service. There is a play area with toys available at the back of the church.

We use Church Hymnary 4 for worship and a small music group plays occasionally. Members of the congregation are encouraged to participate in services, for example by doing the Bible readings and through flower arranging.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the service on the 4th Sunday of each month.

Messy Church                                                                                                                 Every few months we meet, usually in the village hall, for an afternoon of Messy Church – a time for children of different ages & their parents, grandparents & carers to come together, hear a Bible story or theme and explore it through crafts, storytelling, music & lots of fun – finishing with refreshments together.

Fair Trade stall is available at special events


Holy Week services:

Monday 6th April at St Baldred’s Church, North Berwick  7.30pm

Tuesday 7th April – Parish Church, Dirleton  7.30pm

Wed. 8th April – Our Lady Star of the Sea, N. Berwick  7.30pm

Maundy Thursday 9th April – Athelstaneford  7.00pm

Good Friday 10th April – St Mary’s, Whitekirk  7.00pm

Saturday 11th April – Easter vigil at Longniddry  7.00pm

Easter Day:

8am – Sunrise service & egg-rolling in the Garleton Hills followed by breakfast in the village hall

10am – Family service, Athelstaneford

11.30am – Family service, Whitekirk

All welcome!

If you, or anyone you know, would like a visit from the Minister please contact Rev. Mike Watson

Athelstaneford church is open every day between 9am and 6pm in summer and 9am and 4pm in winter. It is a warm welcoming building which has been extensively restored and refitted.  This was the final part of an eight year restoration, money being raised by the congregation and by grants.  A sound system has also been installed.

The church also houses the Nigel Tranter exhibition.

Scottish Charity No. SC009401