Cellardyke Church was dedicated in 1881, as a daughter church of Kilrenny Parish, to cater for a growing population. The church, possibly designed by James Brown, consists of a large central seating area with two aisles, two transepts and a gallery. The oak communion table in the chancel is by Robert Lorimer and the World War I Roll of Honour was designed by Helen Lamb. Dominating the east wall is a fine pipe organ, by Ingrams of Edinburgh, which was installed in 1905 with a grant from Andrew Carnegie. Four stained glass windows are dedicated to the memory of the first three ministers, James Ray, James Lee and John Matthews. A hall was added in 1937 and extended by the men of the church in 1970.
In September 2017 Anstruther Church and Cellardyke Church united. We are now called: St Ayle Church of Scotland in Anstruther and Cellardyke. Linked with Kilrenny. All 3 buildings continue to be used.The name of St Ayle was chosen as there was a chapel dedicated to St Ayle which fell into disrepair and closed in the year John Knox preached there!
Sunday 11.00 am. Joint services with Anstruther and Kilrenny held regularly – check the website.
Open by arrangement
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