Denny West Church

Sites & Monuments Record

Denny West ChurchSMR 1124NS 8096 8281


1843Denny Free Church  1900
1900Denny West United Free Church 1929
1929Denny West Church of Scotland  1963
1963Denny Westpark

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.


1900: 400.


See separate entry for stained glass.

War Memorial

See separate page War Memorial

Ministers of Denny West Church

1843Dempster, John1855
1854Cowie, James1890
Nov 1890 Durwood, Peter CalderDec 1906
Mar 1907 Smith, William Campbell1911
Jan 1912 Rodger, Robert1942
May 1949 McTaggart, Dugald WilliamJul 1967
Mar 1968 Chalmers, George Angus1986
Aug 1986 Cranston, R. Douglas1992
1993 Johnstone, Mark E1999
2000 Barrie 
 Cooke, Alison 

G.B. Bailey (2019)