Grahamston Parish Church

(SMR 952)

NS 8894 8075

?1972 Grahamston United Church


1875: Disjoined from Falkirk and erected a parish “quad sacra” by Court of Teinds on 6th December.   Church built in the same year in Bute Street to a design by Thomas B.  M’Fadyean, an Edinburgh architect.  Memorial stone laid in October.   It is in the early French style of Gothic and dominated by a 120ft tall steeple of North Italian Gothic.  This has a belfry stage of three stilted arches on each face and a short slated spire with slated angle pinnacles integrated into it.   The west gable fronts Bute Street and is constructed of snecked rubble.     It has two two-light windows flanked by the dwarf pyramid roofed 62ft tower on the north and the tower mentioned above on the south.  James Gardner was the mason for the work.  The main building cost £2,807 and the tower and spire £642.  It was opened in January 1876.  Church hall built at a cost of £2100.

1898: April.  New hall opened.  Church repainted and lead glass fitted.

1972 Sep: Linked with the Methodist (James Street), Trinity Congregation (Meeks Road), and Church of Scotland (Grahams Road) churches to form the Grahamston United Church.

1975: October.  Union with the linked churches completed.


1911: Purchased.


1934: Communion table and choir stalls gifted by the congregation and dedicated to the memory of Rev. Taylor.


1903: Cost £650, £300 of which came from Dr Carnegie.


1875: This bears the following inscription: “GRAHAMSTON PARISH CHURCH./THE  GIFT OF  JAMES  BAIRD/OF AUCHMEDDAN./JOHN  C.WILSON, FOUNDER./GLASGOW  A.D.1875./VOCO VENITE IN DOMINI TEMPLUM” (I call, come ye into the temple of the Lord).  It is 42ins in diameter across the mouth and weighs 1944 lbs.


See separate entry for stained glass.


See separate entry for War Memorials


1875: 800, 270 in the gallery.


Feb 1876Campbell, DuncanNov 1880
Apr 1881Taylor, Andrew RossMar 1926
Oct 1926Pollock, James Ferrier1937
Apr 1937McCulloch, Ian ForbesFeb 1960
Sep 1960Simpson, James AlexanderApr 1966
Sep 1966Craig, Maxwell DavidsonJan 1973
Oct 1973McDonald, William GordonOct 1975
1976MacClements, Duncan E. 
 Wilkie, Iandied 2019

G.B.Bailey (2019)