Church name

Gorebridge Parish Church

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
Address:  96 Hunterfield Rd, Gorebridge EH23 4TT
Local Authority:   Midlothian
Listing:   C

Church Overview

Originally known as Stobhill Church, this Gothic kirk was built in 1837-38 as a mission church under the oversight of nearby Newbattle Parish, to cater for the spiritual needs of the the rapidly expanding community gathering in Gorebridge due to the new mine workings in the area. It was the first of many churches built under the Church Extension Scheme pioneered by Thomas Chalmers.

Much altered in 1884-85, by the Edinburgh architects Henry Hardy and John Rutherford Wight, the cruciform kirk with its octagonal spire is a prominent and beloved landmark in the former mining village. During a period of reorganisation in 1975, the nearby parishes of St Paul’s, Temple and Stobhill merged into one. This new congregation centred on the Stobhill building, which was renamed Gorebridge Parish Church.

A lively and friendly congregation, they look forward to welcoming new members and visitors whenever the building is open.


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