About Us

Like many other churches, Kirkliston currently has a regular virtual service of worship.  Ours are now primarily on the first and third Sunday of each month, which may include a virtual Holy Communion on days when an ordained minister can be available during this time of vacancy in the parish.

Please contact kpc.officeangels@gmail.com for joining instructions.   


Kirkliston Parish Church is the Church of Scotland parish church in Kirkliston, and we have been worshipping here since at least the 12th century.

We are a church that believes in community as we try to make Jesus and his Gospel relevant to people today.

We meet each Sunday for two morning services:-

  • at 10.15 am we offer a traditional service of worship
  • at 11.30 am we have a more relaxed family orientated service

Coffee is served in the church centre between services which allows a time of fellowship with attendees of both services.

At significant points in the Church calendar, such as services for communion and remembrance of contributions made in conflict situations (e.g. Armistice Day), or our Annual Stated meeting (the ASM), there will be a single joint service in the Church building at 11.00 am or 10.15 am respectively.

We would like to warmly invite you to any of our services.

To enlarge the map shown here to help you see where we are located in the village, right-click with your mouse over the map and select to ‘open link’ in a new window or new tab…

We also have touchpoints with other Churches in the area.  The only other Church in the village currently is Kirkliston Community Church with whom we engage, for example, to share activities at Christmas, village Galas, and local schools.


In Kirkliston there are three main Church Buildings;

The Church itself, which dates from the turn of the twelfth/thirteenth century i.e. around the year 1200AD, and still very much in regular use on Sundays and for weddings and funerals.

The Thomas Chalmers Centre which in its own day was the Free Church in Kirkliston from the time of disruption in the Church of Scotland in the 19th century from 1843 until 1929 when the reformation happened.  It is now very much the hub for social activity and fellowship for church groups as well as the wider community.

The manse, the minister’s official residence situated on the Main Street of Kirkliston.


Who’s Who

The following table lists some of the people you might want to contact at some time, and which you can do by using the form on the CONTACT US page.  The contact message, when submitted, will generate an email which will be received and duly processed by the Kirk Admin Team.

Kirkliston Parish Church – Useful Contacts
RoleRole HolderRole/Holder Description
Minister (Interim Moderator)Rev. Dr. John CowieCoS Minister at Stockbridge, Edinburgh
TreasurerMoira GaynorActive Elder
Pastoral Care Team LeadLinda MossActive Elder
Administration Team LeadKaren McKayActive Elder
Property Team LeadWilson MarshallActive Elder
Session ClerkPaula RootsActive Elder
Roll KeeperKaren McKayMaintains church (parish) communicants membership data
Website AdministratorBill McKayActive Elder
Youth WorkerRachel HawkinsCoS employee
Finance Team LeadDavid BuchananActive Elder
Mission & Discipleship Team LeadAlistair BartonActive Elder
Worship Team LeadJane PlumbActive Elder
GDPR CoordinatorGeorge PlumbActive Elder. Primary contact for for data protection queries and/or issues.
Youth & Families Team LeadLindsay SteinActive Elder
Children and Families WorkerKirsten MarcelinCoS Employee
Safeguarding CoordinatorMaureen GlenActive Elder
OrganistDavid DenholmActive Elder
Table of prominent persons/members of KPC who website visitors might wish to contact

Parish Profile

This document (click here to view and download if required) shows the latest version of our Parish Profile assembled and finalised by a working group from the Kirk Session, and approved for use by the Kirk Session in December 2019,  Along with other informational visuals further below, it gives the reader some of the background and diversity of what makes Kirkliston Parish Church what it is today.

Another similar version (unapproved) is available (click here) which may be an alternative some people prefer to use, depending on ‘technology’ in use (smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc).