The Church at West Wemyss

The Church at West Wemyss

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Main Street, West Wemyss, KY1 4SP
Local Authority: Fife
Listing: B

Church Overview

Built in 1890, Alexander Tod, simple crow-stepped cruciform church of pink sandstone. Spiral tracery in the gable’s big rose window. Repurchased from the Church of Scotland in 1972 by Captain Michael Wemyss, who agreed to maintain the building externally if the church continued to be used for worship. The congregation of Wemyss Parish Church is responsible for the interior and continuing worship. Beautiful mural by William McLaren on the inner wall of the transept which now accommodates halls, vestry and kitchen. New wall hangings 2001, sewn by members on the theme ‘Jesus, Light of the World’. Old graveyard.


Sunday: 9.45 am

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

Guide book available Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf Welcomers and guides on duty by arrangement. toilets available  refreshments (by arrangement)

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The Church at West Wemyss


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