Bainsford Parish Church

(SMR 2041)

 NS 8878 8135


1878    Bainsford Free Church                       1900

1900    Bainsford United Free Church            1929

1929    Bainsford Church of Scotland

(Bainsford Parish Church)

c1860: Falkirk Free Church started holding services in a house in Granary Square.  As the numbers attending increased they moved to a barn at Inglis Land on the west side of Bainsford Main Street.

1871: Rev Aneas Rate appointed Free Church Missionary and School Master to Bainsford.   North End Hall built in Mungalhead Road to serve these two purposes.

1878: Free Church congregation established from the Falkirk congregation.   A feu acquired from the Trustees of William Dawson.  Foundation stone laid by Sir Thomas Brodie.

1879: Church built in Hendry Street according to plans by Black in the Gothic style.   The body of the church measures 44ft by 6ft internally and has six arched windows down either side between buttresses.   The seventh bay being occupied by a quatrefoil window above a pointed arch door.   The vestibule measures 12ft by 24ft.  Cost £2,000.

1888:  April.  New hall opened at a cost of £200.  It contained a raised platform at one end.  Seat 200.

1910-14: Large hall and session house added.

1923: North End Hall gifted by Trustees of the Rev.  Aeneas Rate, probationer, who held services here before the Free Church congregation was formed.

c1985: North End Hall given over for club use.


1894: Manse to be built in Mungalhead Road.


See separate entry for stained glass.


See separate entries for Bainsford Church Roll of Honour and Church Font War Memorial


1879: 450.


Oct 1888

Paterson, AlexanderDec 1889

May 1890

Merrylees, Charles James Tennant1901

Oct 1901

Munro, Duncan MacraeJan 1907

Apr 1907

Ross, Harry MacdonaldDec 1916

Mar 1917

Robertson, Thomas BremnerMar 1922

Jun 1922

Heron, WilliamSep 1931

Jan 1932

McAlister, John MitchellAug 1958

Mar 1959

MacDougall, JohnMay 1974

Nov 1974

Anderson, David John Boyd1986

May 1986

Gunn, F. DerekFeb 1997

Aug 1997

Hendrie, Brian R 

G.B. Bailey (2019)