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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.

Minister: Rev Joanne Evans-Boiten Tel 01620 880378 e-mail: JEvans-Boiten@churchofscotland.org.uk

Session Clerk: Helen Napier Tel 01620 880536

We are linked with Whitekirk and Tyninghame.


Services are held each Sunday at 10am

1st Sunday of the Month is Communion Sunday

Next family service is on Sunday 25th February, this is Plough Sunday, and will be a joint service at 11 AM in Athelstaneford

  • Messy Church for families  are held @ the Village Hall  All are welcome – please contact Pat Robinson (Tel: 01620 880387) or Sue Camburn (Tel: 01620 880321) for more information or visit www.messychurch.org.uk. The next ‘Messy Church’ is on 13 May 2018 (3-5pm).
  • Family Service on 4th Sunday of every month. Families with children of all ages welcome to this informal service.

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. A music group plays at family services.  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 Family Service

Fair Trade stall is available on the fourth Sunday of every month after the Family Service

This week’s Sermon Mothering Sunday

If you, or anyone you know, would like a visit from the Minister please contact Joanne Evans-Boiten

Holy week services

25th March: Palm Passion Sunday: 10 AM palm parade in the village followed by Passion service

29th March: Maundy Thursday 7 PM a reflective service with Agape meal

30th March: Good Friday: Whitekirk: 7PM a reflective service around the stations of the cross

31st March: Holy Saturday: 7PM Vigil with Longniddry and Gladsmuir churches

Easter services

8.30 AM Sun rise service on Garleton Hill, with egg rolling , followed by breakfast in the village Hall

10 AM Communion service with confirmation and dedication of Emma MacKenzie’s painting of St Andrew, and celebration of  the restoration of our church organ.

Social Events:

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