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St Andrew's West
St Andrew's West Parish Church
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St Andrew's West
Coordinates: 56°00′01″N 3°47′07″W / 56.00028°N 3.78528°W / 56.00028; -3.78528
Location Falkirk
Country Scotland
Denomination Church of Scotland
Previous denomination Free Church of Scotland
United Free Church of Scotland
Website www.standrewswest.org
History
Former name(s) Free Church of Falkirk
St. Andrew's United Free Church
St. Andrew's Parish Church
Status Parish church
Dedication Saint Andrew
Architecture
Functional status Active
Heritage designation Category C(s) listed building
Designated 23 April 1979
Architect(s) James Strang
Style English Gothic
Completed 1896

St. Andrew's West Parish Church is the largest church in Falkirk, Scotland, founded in 1843 and situated in the town centre on Upper Newmarket Street and known for its conservative evangelical preaching, aligning itself with the Forward Together group and the Evangelical Alliance. It is a congregation of the Church of Scotland.

Originally known as the Free Church of Falkirk, from 1900 it became St. Andrew's United Free Church, and with the union of the Church of Scotland became St. Andrew's Parish Church in 1929. In 1990 the Church merged with the West Church.

The present Gothic building was built in 1896 at a cost of £8,100 to designs by architect James Strang, to whom a memorial window was erected in the church. It is protected as a category C(s) listed building.

The Manse is a Victorian house located in Maggiewoods Loan, Falkirk. The Manse tennis courts were sold in the 1990s.

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The church interior

Ministers

  • Rev Lewis H Irving, BD (1843–1877)
  • Rev Hugh Mair, BD (1877–1883)
  • Rev Dr Thomas Adamson, DD (1884–1888)
  • Rev James B Johnston, BD, FRHistS (1888–1928)
  • Rev Alexander Ferguson, BD (1928–1939)
  • Rev William Soutar, BD (1939–1951)
  • Rev Robert Pollock, BD (1951–1971)
  • Rev Dr Robert McGhee, DD (1972–1996)
  • Rev Alistair M Horne, BSc, BD (1997–)
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