Fala and Soutra Parish Church

Fala and Soutra Parish Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Main Street, Fala, EH37 5SY
Local Authority: Midlothian
Listing: B

Church Overview

A small hospice was dedicated to St Modan in 1137. By 1560 this was in ruins and the congregation took over Soutra Church. In 1618 the Fala and Soutra congregation was housed in Fala Church. David Bryce reworked the 18th century church in 1860, adding porches and the belfry. ‘Dorcas’ window, 1869, and windows by Crear McCartnery, 1993 and Elaine Adams, 1998. The church has other interesting artefacts and modern artwork. Nearby is the small Soutra Aisle, a small, stone, barrel-vaulted building, all that remains of the medieval hospital and the site of an extensive archaeological dig which yielded much information about medieval medical practice.


Sunday service is held in one of the three churches of the Tyne Valley Parish. Please check the website for details.

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Fala and Soutra Parish Church


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