Welcome to Torphichen Kirk!
We are a Church of Scotland congregation located in the small village of Torphichen, West Lothian.
All are welcome!
Morning services take place in the Kirk at 11.15am.
Evening services are held on Zoom at 7pm.
We hold Sunday evening Zoom services. The services are participatory, with suggestions and contributions from everyone. We have had folk attending when on holiday, in hospital or when housebound and either by tablet, computer or phone- even landline. Around a quarter of the folk now attending are not members of Torphichen; some even join from Africa and across the Atlantic!
The services are at 7.00pm and you can join in by tablet, computer or phone from 6.50pm.
Click here to join the service or type the following address into your browser:
Meeting ID: 826 6043 9113 Passcode: 030303
(To join by phone, dial 0131 460 1196 )
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Torphichen Churchyard Historic Gravestones
A number of interesting, ancient gravestones have been identified in Torphichen Kirk Graveyard. 6 of the most ancient, from the mid-1700s, are of particular interest and, are good examples of sculptured gravestones showing important folk art imagery.
It is hoped that we can find a way to ensure the preservation of these carvings as they are deteriorating through weathering. Alongside this, research to discover more about the stones, the individuals and the interpretation of the art is being undertaken.
If funding for these various pieces of work can be found then, it may be possible to find out more about other gravestones and the stories about the lives of those buried here.
As the practicalities and scope of this project are explored, if you have any stories or information about any of the gravestones dating from before 1840 or can help in any way with the project please contact Chris Haywood, Secretary of Torphichen Community Council firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the link to read the report from the latest Session meeting.
Looking Forward in Faith
As we move towards uniting with the other kirks in our area, the Liaison Team has produced an update to keep everyone informed.
Annual Accounts for 2022
The Kirk's annual accounts for 2022 are available here.
We are grateful for the financial support provided through regular giving such as standing orders, and direct bank payments.
If you are able, you may wish to consider either setting up a standing order or pay by bank transfer your offerings.
If that is not suitable for you, a locked offering box will be placed near the door within the Sanctuary for offerings to be given on arrival. The box will be emptied regularly, and the money deposited in the bank account and we will be able to claim gift aid on them using the small gift aid donation scheme.
If you wish to set up a standing order or other direct bank donations please contact for further information our Treasurer James White on 07922 124724.
With every blessing for your ongoing support of the work of the Kirk.