Sites & Monuments Record
|Denny West Church||SMR 1124||NS 8096 8281|
|1843||Denny Free Church||1900|
|1900||Denny West United Free Church||1929|
|1929||Denny West Church of Scotland||1963|
1843: The Sunday after the Free Church walked out the beadle and an elder of Denny stood at the Parish Church gate and directed worshippers to a malt barn at Easter Boreland. Worship subsequently continued in a barn at Risk Farm, Dunipace, then in Dunipace Church.
1840s: Church erected. The stones came from Thorndike quarry and were carried free of charge by those members of the congregation with carts.
1870: Church hall built (still there).
1899: As a result of a large donation it was decided to build a new church rather than continue with a plan to renovate the old one. During the work the congregation worshipped in the Mission Hall, the old church having been demolished. The memorial stone was lain on 25th November 1899.
1900: New church opened December in place of the 1843 building. Cost £3000 from plans prepared by James Strang, Falkirk. The design is Gothic. There are two entrances to the church, and a stair to the left of the main entrance leads to the gallery. Over the main entrance is a belfry. Masons Messrs Stewart and Son, Bonnybridge. The date of its erection was auspicious in that it became the first United Free Church to be opened since the Union.
1942: Church suppressed.
1949: Restored to full status.
1963: October 1st. Union with Denny Broompark to form Denny Westpark.
1979: Dec. New halls built on the south side of the church at a cost of £156,000, the money being provided by the council in exchange for the old Broompark Church building.
1850: Manse built to the south of the church.
2006: Manse demolished.
1900: Gifted by Mr Wright of Gogarfield.
1948: Communion chairs and table in memory of James Sawers.
See separate entry for stained glass.
See separate page War Memorial
Ministers of Denny West Church
|Nov 1890||Durwood, Peter Calder||Dec 1906|
|Mar 1907||Smith, William Campbell||1911|
|Jan 1912||Rodger, Robert||1942|
|May 1949||McTaggart, Dugald William||Jul 1967|
|Mar 1968||Chalmers, George Angus||1986|
|Aug 1986||Cranston, R. Douglas||1992|
|1993||Johnstone, Mark E||1999|
G.B. Bailey (2019)