Church name

Auchterderran Kirk

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
Address:   10 Woodend Road, Cardenden, Fife, KY5 0NE
Local Authority:   Fife council

Church Overview

The Church beginnings go back to 1059. The first church was enlarged in 1676 and then in 1784 material was used to build on the present site. In 1891 the nave and galleries were added which doubled the capacity. An extension in 1930 added a chancel and saw the organ moved to the west side. The Chancel incorporated the stone window frame from the Norman church. The church windows date from around 1920-1930 and are dedicated to local coal masters and a Dr Bowman. One window from the demolished St. Fothads church was fitted in 2000.


Sundays: 10.00am.

Opening Arrangements

Open every Sunday after morning service 11-12pm. Open every first Sunday of the month 2-4pm and each Thursday afternoon 2-4pm (April to October). Special open days available on church website.


Guide book available Access for partially abled  Disabled WC refreshments

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Auchterderran Kirk, Cardenden


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