Church name

Carstairs Church of Scotland

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
Address:   124 Lanark Road, Carstairs Village, ML11 8QQ
Local Authority:   South Lanarkshire
Listing:   B

Church Overview

Carstairs Parish Church was built in 1794 and is a Grade B listed building (LB711) with some alterations being made circa 1920. It was built during the ministry of Rev James Finlayson and was described as a “new and elegant church . . . 51 feet by 32 feet within the walls, with an aisle and gallery: the side 20 feet in height, and the steeple 53 feet, and it all to be finished in proper style” Housed within the church are two carved stones – one with the crucifixion scene (15th c) and the other with swords (14th c). There is a corbel head – probably 14 / 15th century. Communion vessels, collecting boxes and communion tokens are on display in the church as well as a medieval skillet from the 14th century. 6 new windows were installed in 1957. The Hilsdon Organ was gifted in 1922 in memory of Thomas Holt Hutchison.


11.30am. Service times change April, August and December. DUE TO RENOVATIONS THE CHURCH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.

Opening Arrangements

by arrangement – Session Clerk, Mrs Ruth Campbell 01555 870441. Clerk to Board, Mrs Mabel Morris 01555 870676. DUE TO RENOVATIONS THE CHURCH IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.


Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf  toilets available

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Carstairs Parish Church


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