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(Click any photo to go to the Kirk of Calder Photo Album.)

The Present Church  The Church's History and Heritage Current Church News 
Last updated 15th May 2015
     
bulletThe Kirk of Calder is the Church of Scotland Parish Church serving the communities of Mid Calder and Pumpherston and is located on Main St., Mid Calder,  West Lothian, EH53 0AN, Scotland. UK
bulletServices are held every Sunday morning at 10.30am, (an extra family service is held at 9:30am in the summer months)
bulletOur Minister is Rev. John M Povey MA. BD. You can phone/fax him on +44 (0)1506 882495 or
bulletVisitors will of course always be made most welcome to any Sunday morning service!  
bulletYYYVisitScotland attraction and is open to the public on Sunday Afternoons (from April to September) between 2 and 4pm. Admission is FREE! 
The church won the West Lothian Award for Conservation in 1992. Previous visitors include John Knox, James Paraffin Young, David Livingstone and Frederick Chopin - and we look forward to meeting you too! 
bulletYou can  make a 'special' appointment to visit at other times by contacting the Church Officer  Jim and Eleanor Blair 01506 881302  email
bulletPhotos - lots of new photos and slideshows of the Church interior and exterior here
bulletPlanning a Wedding, Christening or Funeral? - See Services Page for more info. The church can accommodate approx. 400 people.

bulletWe are looking for photos past and present of weddings or other events in the Church for our photo album
bulletMore photos of the Church have been added to the Photo Gallery, Thanks to photography student and  member Robert Spiers, who was tasked to photograph "anything that didn't move" and has come up with some more spectacular photos including features and carvings you may never of seen before. There are now over 200 photos, and we are still looking for photos of past and present weddings and other events for the album. Click here to visit the photo album page.
bulletFor full details of Church Services and Contacts. Click here  
bulletClick for map and directions to Church. The Postcode for GPS users is EH53 0AN. Parking is available on Main Street 50 metres South of the the church. Extra parking available in the Glenalmond Hall car park 150 metres to the North on Main St. 
bulletIf you would like to hear the background music that used to be automatic  Click here to start the music  (A new browser window will open, just minimise this and you will go back to this page and still hear the music) 
(The tune is 'Cannon in D Major' by Johann Pachelbel)
bulletNEW - Rev Povey has recently transcribed the names from the church's War Memorials and they are now listed on a page on this site - War Memorials
bulletClick here to read the Church of Scotland press release regarding the Moderator's visit to the Kirk of Calder in Sept 2010 where he held Communion on the 450th anniversary of what is thought to be the same place the very first reformed celebration of Holy Communion.
bulletThe Kirk of Calder is a Scottish Registered Charity - Nr. SC013461
bullet Facebook Logo - Click to visit the Kirk's Facebook Page
If you are a Facebook user you can now Interact with the Kirk on our on our Facebook page and be sure to "like" us to get update

bulletThe Sunday afternoon opening of the Church hosted by The Friends of the Kirk of Calder is open for the season (May to September Sundays 2-4pm).  more details from the "Friends" co-ordinator  John Jamieson 01506 411772
    
            3 star STB attraction
bulletFair Trade Cafe  every Tuesday 10am-12noon in the Glenalmond Hall - Home baking and Fair Trade products - All proceeds go to the work of the Vine Trust.


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bulletDiscover the history of the church and learn how an earlier minister of Kirk of Calder once crowned a King!
bulletHistoric Scotland Grade A Listed building
bullet  Nr 14144
bulletThe Kirk's Stained Glass windows were restored in 1995 and have a special feature page, as do The Calder Witches.
bulletWe also have a full list of all Kirk of Calder ministers since 1526
bulletThere is an  Old Maps page showing some historical maps of Mid Calder in 1580, 1757 and in 1853
bullet The organ is by James Conacher, 1888.
bulletThere are a number of Publications on the history of the church and village that are now available (perhaps for a gift?)  through the website- click  for Publications . We can even sent these overseas. 
bulletRev Povey's  son Colin following his graduation from Glasgow School of Art captured his dad in oil (below) 
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bullet(You can see more of Colin's pictures on his website www.colinpovey.com)
bulletJames Hendrie ,one of our Elders, also is a professional writer and he has recently  penned an article for Scottish Home & Country Magazine titled "WITCHES, COMPOSERS AND PREACHERS - THE STORY OF KIRK OF CALDER" It is a balanced and interesting article on the Kirk and now you can read it here or click "The Kirk Story" on the left.
bulletThe Kirk of Calder is a Fair Trade Church.
bulletRead the online article on the church in Undiscovered Scotland

 

Over 200 more photos of the 
Church are available in the 
Kirk Photo Album

 
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 West Lothian Foodbank
- the church will provide a box each Sunday for donations that Colin Foster (07841 457 033) will transmit to the Whitburn centre. 

The list of non- perishable items they would like is listed below:
Tinned Tuna/Tinned Meat/Breakfast Cereals (375g/500g)/ Milk (UHT or powdered)/ Sugar (500g) / Long Life fruit Juice/ Tinned pies (Frae Bentos)/ Tinned tomatoes/ Tinned vegetables/ Tinned fruit/ Tinned rice pudding/ Sponge pudding (tins) / Pasta (500g)/ Pasta sauces (jars)/ Rice (500g)/ Tea Bags/ Instant coffee/ Jam (jars)/ Buscuits (packets)/ Snacks (Crisps/ chiocolate)

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We are featured attrction on the Visit West Lothian website  www.visitwestlothian.co.uk 
which raises the profile of West Lothian.
 Visit West Lothian also has a Facebook link: www.facebook.com/visitwestlothian 


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Please complete form and e-mail to
minister@kirkofcalder.com

Standing Order Form (editable Word doc)
Standing order form (printable pdf)

If UK taxpayer please also  complete
  Gift Aid Form (Editable word doc)
Gift aid form (printable pdf) 
...and we can reclaim the tax

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Sunday Service Every Sunday 10:30am in the Church. All Welcome

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Extra family summer services start on Sunday 28th June at 9:30am and continue throughout July and August

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Sunday Stars, Sunday School + Mini Kirks - all start in the Church and go the the halls during the service. (except for when there is a baptism when it is the other way round). 

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The next "Messy Church" 24th May 2015 from 3:30 to 5pm. - more details from Kay McIntosh

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The Prize giving Services for the children and young people will be held on Sunday 21st June at 10:30. After that the Sunday School and Mini Kirks will then stop for the summer.

bulletTea and Coffee are served in the Glenalmond hall after every morning service, all are welcome
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MID CALDER GALA DAY 100TH YEAR CELEBRATION ON SATURDAY 6th JUNE 2015. Two different activities for this day A photograph gallery and floral memories.

PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY will be in our Glenalmond church hall on Saturday 6th June from 10 am till 4pm a display of photos of weddings or baptisms in the Kirk of Calder over the 100 years. If you have a photo please print of photocopy it (colour if possible) and hand it in with names and date. Pics can be handed in to the café in the hall on any Tuesday 10 am till 12 or at church any Sunday morning. Last date is the 31st of May – mark for Kay McIntosh.

On the gala day they will be artistically displayed in the hall on from 10am-4pm - tea and coffee and soup will be served over the course of the day. Proceeds from this will go to our Vine Trust Project.

FLORAL MEMORIES will be in Kirk of Calder church building. If there is someone that has died that you would like to put some flowers in the Kirk in memory of? We are asking that you supply your own flowers plus a vase or base (put your name on it so that you get them back on Sunday 7th). The Church will be open from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday 4th of June for placement of flowers. We will supply a card for the name of the deceased to be written on and displayed beside your flowers.

The Church will be open on Friday the 5th June 2pm to 8pm and Saturday 6th  June 10am to 4pm for visitors to view the flowers. Entry free but a donation plate will be available for the maintenance of the Kirk. Teas and coffees will be served from the malt barn on Friday 5th and in the hall on Saturday 6th

We also need volunteers to sit in the Kirk when visitors look round. A schedule will be in the Malt Barn for people to put their name down.

For more information contact Kay McIntosh

 

bulletFortnightly Mid Week Services on Wednesdays at 10:15am in Pumpherston and Uphall Station Community Primary School are now closed till the autumn..

bulletJute shopping bags depicting the Kirk of Calder are available price £5

bulletThe Guild meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays in the Glenalmond Hall 19:30 Feb to April & Sept to Nov 

bulletThe Kirk of Calder Report and Accounts for the year ended 31st December 2014 are available a ".pdf" file here for reading and/or printing.

bulletElders Duty Rota to 28th June 2015 here

bulletThe Sunday afternoon opening of the Church hosted by The Friends of the Kirk of Calder is now open for the season (May to September - Sundays 2-4pm).
bulletChristian Aid Week is from 10-16th May

bulletThe Shotts Congregational Choir will undertake their annual concert at Cunnigar House , Mid Calder on Tuesday 19th May at 7pm to which members of the church are welcome
bulletSummer Concert in the Kirk of Calder - The Choral Highlights Ladies' Choir, featuring West Calder Brass Band. An evening of light and entertaining music Friday 12th June 
bulletThe Social Group hosted Variety & Fundraising Evening on Friday 24th of April raised £655.00.

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Next fundraising Events 

3rd June 2015 - Speaker talking about the work on The Vine Trust in Tanzania, 

19th September.2015 - Ceilidh in Murieston Scout Hall 

bulletMore members wanted for Easyfundraising - a small proportion of your online spending can go to the church.project- See the Oldeani page for more details or Look out for the article in the next magazine
bulletThe Kirk of Calder have a project to link up with a community in Oldeani, Tanzania.  This involves funding the building of a children’s home there between now and the autumn of 2017, at the cost of £85,000.  Since the launch of the project in September 2014, the fund has now (at 15/05/15) reached £21,280  (see graph

Recent events the  Variety & Fundraising Evening on 24th April raised £655, Bluegrasss Gospel Concert 14th March raised £926.00, The Rotary Club of Livingston raised £1,500 and the Spring Fair on 28th March raised  £2,074 

See the new dedicated Oldeani Project webpage for more details

www.vinetrust.org/fundraise/kirk-of-calder-project


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Joinhe 'Friends of Kirk of Calder' (and help organise the Sunday afternoon church opening).
The "Friends" recently handed over a cheque of £600 they have raised for the Church as a result of sales of booklets etc.- (Contact Bobby Ross 01506 880207

bullet Click here to purchase the Friends' Publications on the Church History 
bulletLearn about the "Internet Wedding" here

   

The Scottish Bible Society 
s one of the two charities 
officially recognised by 
The Church of Scotland.
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bullet Think we're stuffy? - then check out our Humour Page and see how we can laugh at ourselves!!
bulletQuick Links to some of the Internet's QUICK LINKS' TO SOME OF THE INTERNET'S CHRISTIAN RESOURCES :
bullet Visit KirkWeb a Church of Scotland related support site
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bulletHave you a contribution for the Parish Magazine? - (4 issues each year),  then you can e-mail the Editor, Elizabeth Henderson here 
bulletThe Church can claim back all the tax paid on any of your contributions, including those of you using weekly Free Will Offering Envelopes,  provided you are a UK taxpayer and you complete a Gift Aid Declaration.
bulletClick here for More information on Gift Aid or to make a single Donation to the church
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bulletPlease consider making this declaration as it can benefit the church to the extent of approximately a further quarter of your contribution !...... and 'thank you most sincerely' for any donation!

 

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