Time of Services

The weekly service at Belhaven Parish Church, Belhaven Rd, Dunbar, EH42, 1NH is at 11:30 each Sunday.

Creche is available in the stables and we also have Launchpad for pre-school up to Primary 6 in the church hall.

Primary 7 and secondary age meet upstairs in Belfry room of the church for Lazers.

We have lots of other events and activities.  Check out "What's On" to find out more.

Welcome to our website

We hope will give you a flavour of the kinds of things we get up to, and the kinds of people we are, here at Belhaven Parish Church – linked with the historic Spott Church in the foothills of the Lammermuirs.

We would love you to visit us if you are in the Dunbar area.  Whether you come along once or decide to join us regularly for worship, we hope you fill find that we live up to our Mission Statement: that Belhaven Parish Church is a welcoming family that seeks through the love of God to help all people grow in faith and service, living out the gospel as part of the community.  

Even better - come along and be part of that mission!

A brief History of Belhaven Church

1835/37

Discussions were taking place at the Presbytery of Dunbar about a Church which should be built to the Western boundary accommodate the larger population in Dunbar.

 

Funds of £600 from the Parish £100 from East Lothian Presbytry and a further £200 from Church of Scotland expansion fund.

1838

The position of the new Church was discussed, options being Winterfield (not as we know it now) park, part of Winterfield estate gate or Dungens Garden, Belhaven and the name was agreed as the West Parish Church.

 

Estimates were obtained to build the Church of £840 was accepted also cost of the Church Bell was not to exceed £50

1840

The Church was opened with the Rev William Sorley as minister along with a Church officer. The West Parish Church did not have a session as it was an extension of the Dunbar Presbytery.

1843-1850

The Church was occupied by the Free Church, who in due course had to leave due to financial problems.

1850

The Church reopened with debits cleared by Church of Scotland, with the Reverend James Wilson but not as a Parish Church under its own court of Office.

1860

The Parish of Belhaven Church with its own trustees etc. was formed with the Rev Robert Craig.

1859

Ground around the Church was bought from Winterfield Park, which allowed the Church Manse to be built.

1888

The communion table bible lecture and baptismal fount was bestowed. Communion cups cost £8.

1911

The school authorities approached the Church about the old School at end of Beveridge Row, which was bought as the hall for Belhaven Church at that time.

1963

The new hall was at side of Church was opened.

1980

The old manse stables were converted as another meeting room.

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