Westerkirk, Bentpath

Westerkirk, Bentpath

Denomination: Church of Scotland, Scottish Episcopal, Ecumenical
Address: Bentpath, DG13 0PB
Local Authority: Dumfries & Galloway
Listing: B

Church Overview

Pleasing Victorian church of 1881 by James Burnet, now fully restored from its former uninhabitable condition; restoration supervised by Richard Jaques of York. A fine organ of like period has been installed. Twelve new stained glass windows showing natural life in the Westerkirk valley, including a window commemorating the Golden Jubilee of 2002 donated by the community. In the graveyard is the Johnson Mausoleum, a classical Greek cross by Robert Adam 1790.


Church of Scotland service 2.30pm on first Sunday (except July and August); Episcopal services approximately four times a year (see local press)

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

Guide book available   Induction loop for the deaf   Disabled WC

Image Gallery

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Westerkirk, Bentpath


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