Carriden Parish Church Scotland
Two stained glass windows within Carriden Church

Carriden's Past

The first formal place of worship in the Parish of Carriden was in 1243 when David de Bernham consecrated a church. This church was probably situated near the present Carriden House but there are no known remains. However, the foundations of a later building, with its adjacent burial ground are still to be seen in the vicinity of Carriden House. The building was simply constructed with a clay floor - members had to supply their own seats.

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Church Services

Sunday Mornings

Every Sunday at 11.15 am

Bible Class:

Every Sunday morning at 10.15 am during school term time

Blackness Church

2nd and 4th Sundays of each month at 10.00 am


Baptismal services are conducted for both adult members and children of members in consultation with the minister.


Marriage ceremonies are conducted in church for members and non-members residing within the parish in consultation with the minister.


The minister officiates at funeral services for church members and people of the parish.

Special Services

Watchnight Service

You can watch a recording of the Watchnight service held at 11.30pm on Friday December 24. (See Events page for more details)

Joint Service (Sunday 22nd Aug)

At 11.15am on Sunday 22nd August we joined together in Carriden Church with friends from Bo'ness Old Kirk and St Andrew's Parish Church.

Sacrament of Holy Communion

Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated four times a year (2nd Sunday in March; June; September and December).

Easter Services

Open Air Service on Easter Sunday at 8.00 a.m. in Carriden

Other Services

Harvest Thanksgiving Service; Remembrance Day Service; Festival of Lessons and Carols; Watchnight Service 11.30 pm on Christmas Eve.