Kingseat Parish Church

National Grid Reference (NGR): NT 12580 90390, map


Church Street
KY12 0UD


This small church is located in the centre of Kingseat, a small village a short distance north west of Dunfermline. It borders one of the main streets in the village and sits within fenced garden grounds. It was built in 1911 as a Mission Church and is today linked with nearbyTownhill Church (see separate entry).

J Dowling 2017

Description (exterior)

The church consists of the nave and sanctuary, with a contemporary single-storey hall and kitchen attached at the east end. A recent extension at the west end is sympathetic to the original building and provides an additional meeting room, toilets and vestibule.

The southern elevation of the nave faces the street and has four simple rectangular case and sash windows with a small buttress inbetween each window and at the corners. The recent extension at the west end is slightly narrower and shorter than the original nave and has similar rectangular windows and a door in the south face. The west gable of the nave supports a wide gableted bellcote with weather vane. At the east end of the church is an original hall and vestry complex. It has a hipped, slate roof and harled walls. There is a small doorway in the south elevation and similar windows to the nave, albeit slightly smaller. A small flat-roofed extension is built on to the north side. A small chimney on the east gable of the nave shows that the hall and vestry could be heated.

J Dowling 2017

Description (interior)

The interior of Kingseat Church is modern, spacious and light. There are moveable chairs in the nave area, which means this space can be used for different events such as coffee mornings. The sanctuary area is at the eastern end of the nave. It is raised upon a small platform and can be reached from the vestry behind via a doorway. There is a communion table with Elder's chairs in the centre and a wooden pulpit and lectern to the side. An octagonal font is placed against the east wall. The centre of the east wall of the nave is recessed to emphasise the sanctuary. There is a wooden cross and below a First World War memorial in a marble frame.

J Dowling 2017

People / Organisations:

Church of ScotlandDenominationNOW

Archive References:

Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 10579