The Parish is a semi rural charge on the outskirts of Falkirk and covers an area of approximately three and a half square miles. with a population of 6,249.
There are many schools within the Falkirk area, and we also have, as you might expect from a town in the centre of Scotland, excellent motorway, rail and bus links.
Although the Parish is quite spread out, it has a strong local identity, and is a mixture of urban and rural communities.
The Manse. 11, Hunter Place, Falkirk.
The Manse is situated in a private estate on the outskirts of Carronshore, approximately 5 minutes drive from the Church building. It is a 4 bed-roomed house in a quiet cul-de-sac. The property boasts a mono-blocked area to the front of the house, and a garage to the side. To the rear of the property there is a good sized, well established garden. At present the property is undergoing re-decoration in preparation for the appointment of our new Minister.
A Recommendation. From our Locum Minister - Rev James Brown BSc. BD. BA. DPsychol.
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with and getting to know the folk at Bothkennar. I have found them to be a caring people, warm friendly, dependable, hospitable, hard working and reliable.
Bothkennar is served well by good office bearers, with a very able choir, led by a very good organist and choirmaster, who lead our praise Sunday by Sunday, with enthusiasm and great ability.
The attendance at Church is good, although we, like every other church would like more, our folk are faithful, good hearted, and very supportive.
The Sunday school is building up, and has good teachers.
One feels welcome at Bothkennar.
Property & Maintenance
The property and Maintenance committee, see to all
Repairs, refurbishments and anything else asked of them by The Congregational Board, They will either
repair renew or commission repairs subject to estimates brought before the board for discussion and or
The Flower committee have the task of decorating the Church every Sunday with fresh flowers. After the service the flowers are arranged in bunches and sent to members of the congregation who are sick or bereaved or in hospital. The Flower committee also decorate the Church at Harvest, and Christmas etc.
This committee ask to be notified of anyone moving into the parish so that they can visit the new
comers and welcome them into the parish they may then ascertain if they are able to attend Church.
The Caring committee visit members who are now in nursing and other retirement homes. They also
organise coach trips and other entertainment for the elderly. They have in the past organised a midweek
Communion Service and transport the clients to and from the Church.
Pastoral Care Committee
This group of ladies are trained in bereavement counselling and are able to support the Minister in this type of work.
Led by a very able treasurer and committee this team looks after the Church finances very
Organise various functions including Christmas
celebrations, A Spring Fair, Burns Supper, and other
A lively quarterly magazine reflecting the activies and news from the parish
Enquiries or Applications:
Bothkennar and Carronshore Parish Church is in the position of being able to Call a Minister without restriction. The Parish is a semi-rural charge on the outskirts of Falkirk, currently seeking the right person to take forward our Ministry in Faith.
Our parish has good local schools and excellent rail and road links.
Our modern manse is situated within the parish and is currently being re-furbished in readiness for new occupants.
Informal enquiries would be welcomed by Rev Michael Philip (Interim Moderator) 1 Valleyfield Place, Newcarron Village, Falkirk FK2 7JB.
Telephone: 01324 621087 Rev Michael Philip
Parish Profiles can be obtained from Maureen Russell, Clerk to the Nominating Committee, 13 Hunter Place Falkirk, FK2 8QS. Telephone: 01324 551325
Applications can be made to Maureen Russell at the above address and should include CV and contact details for 2 referees. Email:
Bothkennar and Carronshore Website: Bothkennar and Carronshore Website