Athelstaneford Parish Church

Access for partially abled Toilet for the disabled Hearing induction loop for the deaf
Church of Scotland
OS Reference:
Athelstaneford, EH39 5BE
Local Authority:
East Lothian

Directions to your Church

On B1343, 2 miles north of A1

Location of Church

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Church Overview

The original church, 'Ecclesia de Elstaneford', on this site is said to have been founded in 1176 by the Countess Ada, mother of William the Lion. The present church dates from 1780. Cruciform design with central aisle, transepts and semi-octagonal chancel. Bellcote on the west gable. Three stained glass windows by C E Kempe. Doocot 1583. Church has historic link with the Scottish Saltire: commemorative plaque and Saltire floodlit. Heritage Centre to rear of church opened in 1997 with audio visual display (entry free).


Sunday: 10.00am

Opening Arrangements

Open daily, 9.00 am - 6.00 pm


The information about churches in Scotland's Churches Scheme has been provided by the congregations or taken from the Historic Scotland list and published sources, in particular, the Buildings of Scotland volumes and the RIAS Illustrated Architectural Guides. The information is not authoritative; please contact us to let us know of any errors or omissions.