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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.

*** THE CHURCH is now open for worship ! ***

Athelstaneford and Whitekirk & Tyninghame churches have now become part of Traprain parish (with Prestonkirk & Stenton) and we are delighted that we now have a new minister, Rev Douglas Hamilton.

Services at Prestonkirk are weekly at 11.15am and at Stenton fortnightly on the 2nd & 4th Sunday in the month at 9.45am. 

Services in Athelstaneford are fortnightly on the 1st & 3rd Sunday in the month at 9.45am. All welcome.


Minister: Rev.Douglas Hamilton, dhamilton@churchofscotland.org.uk Tel. 07831 657854

Session Clerk: Bill Stevenson, wcfs@btinternet.com Tel 07836 3489

Depute Session Clerk: Helen Napier 01620 880536


Children are welcome in church and there are toys, paper & pencils etc available.

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

Messy Church                         

Messy Church meets up every few months 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.

Our next Messy Church is On Sunday 12th March 3-5pm in Athelstaneford Village Hall. All families warmly welcome.

Fair Trade stall is available at special events.

For more details of Traprain Parish go to our website http://www.parishoftraprain.org.uk and for updates on what is happening within the church and our community, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/parishoftraprain

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

Athelstaneford church 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