St Margaret's Parish Church

National Grid Reference (NGR): NT 11450 87740, map


Address

Abel Place
Dunfermline
Fife
KY11 4JJ
Scotland

Introduction

This church was built in 1974 for the congregation of the previous St. Margaret's church, on East Port (site 10425). The East Port St Margaret's was demolished in 1981 to allow for the building of a new headquarters for the Dunfermline Building Society. The current St Margaret's church is situated in an open grassy space in the centre of the Touch housing estate.


Description (exterior)

This is a harled brick building with a tarred felted roof..   It is entered on the west side up a flight of stairs where there is a door set at the back of a covered porch area.    Extending from the roof above the porch is a brick and timber built bell tower.   The windows are generally narrow rectangles but at the north end of the west face there is a large window with stained glass panels forming the shape of a cross.   An L-plan hall is attached to the north side of the church which also houses the vestry.


Description (interior)

Fine modern stained glass windows from the convent of St Mary Reparatrice at Elie House were installed in St Margaret's when the convent was closed.


People / Organisations:

NameRoleDatesNotes
Church of ScotlandDenomination1974-NOW

Events:

  • Church: Build/construction (1974)

Archive References:

NameReferenceNotes
Scottish Church Heritage Research Archive - Offline databaseReference: 10585

Bibliographic References:

NameAuthorDateNotes
Dunfermline: The Post-War YearsMcEwan, B.2004pp. 47-8
St Margaret\'s Church of Scotland DunfermlineTwelve One Web Design2007http://www.stmargaretscofsdunfermline.org.uk/index.htm http://www.stmargaretscofsdunfermline.org.uk/index.htm