Abercorn Church

Abercorn, United Kingdom

The English monk and historian Bede mentions Abercorn as the site of a monastery and seat of Bishop Trumwine who was the only bishop of the Northumbrian see of the Picts. The monastery is now known to have existed close to the present day church. The church itself dates partially from the 12th century, although its most interesting features are the private aisles created for the three major families of the area, the Dalyells, the Hamiltons, and later the Hopes, who had their own enclosure behind the altar built by architect William Bruce. The Hope mausoleum, designed by William Burn, is located adjacent to the kirkyard. Older burial monuments include Norsemen 'hogback' stones, and fragments of 7th century Northumbrian crosses.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Pavel Dvořák (5 months ago)
This place has such a peaceful vibe. We love to just take a slow quiet walk around the churchyard and through the nearby woods.
David King (6 months ago)
This is my personal, albeit rather disturbing account in dealing with W.Raymond King of Echline Gardens South Queensferry,formerElder at Abercorn. Prior to being appointed on or around September 2018, William’s church attendance was practically non existent .This is an individual who has NEVER helped anyone in his life, that’s not what he does. Altruism, is for him anathema! Therefore, I believe his rationale for approaching the church was to boost his social standing and to aid advancement in several masonic orders he attends, but more on that later. William unfortunately is embarrassed to have come from a council house scheme, who on the contrary should be proud of his proletarian past. But alas, he appears in his element brown nosing all people he feels to be above him, in actual fact he really is a sycophants sycophant. To watch this in real time is quite sickening. Getting to the crux of the matter, I emailed Rev Scot Marshall to highlight the fact that on mothering Sunday 2020 mere hours before the imposed national lockdown, feeling unwell and believing he had in fact contracted the COVID 19 virus, he attended St Johns hospital where our mother had been admitted following a massive stroke . For whatever reason then decided by that it would be a great idea to breathe all over our mother give her ‘the release ‘ ... these are his words. My words on the other hand tell it like it is, he went with the intention to kill her. So as my sister and I were trying to get our mother home, this idiot had a different agenda. The reason we found this out was due to his own guilty conscience, where he confided what he had done to my sister who then passed it on to me. We never saw our mother alive again following lockdown, and she succumbed due to complications surrounding the stroke in May 2020. I did however arrange and covertly recorded a meeting soon after,where he had admitted what he had done. Yes, a real Gerald Ratner moment if there ever was one! Scott Marshall proceeded to contact the presbytery Clerk the snivelling rat known as the Rev Thomas s. Riddell who arranged a zoom meeting primarily to orchestrate a massive cover up and damage limitation exercise to protect the church. For the sake of brevity my review of ‘wee Tommy Riddell’ can be found at st Michaels Parish church Linlithgow. For any parishioners reading this, this may go someway in explaining William’s unofficial Usain Bolt matching 100 metre sprint record at the end of the service the day my sister and I were in attendance. Make no mistake, if I’d have caught him I would have dragged him to the pulpit in order for him to confess to yourselves. As practicing Christians you deserve better than this scumbag. I am still in regular attendance in let’s say a security role and it appears by his absence that the church have indeed unceremoniously booted him out. As I touched on above, William is a member of several masonic orders and plays prominent roles in them. At Kirkliston Lodge 482 he is director of ceremonies, which is in itself laughable as you wouldn’t get him to go to the shop for you, and apparently as The Right Eminent Grand Seneschal...whatever that is, just looks like wee laddies dressing up in costumes with swords etc., but hey ho each to their own . A special mention goes out to Brother Gordon Yeoman a spineless keyboard warrior who is too scared to answer his front door it seems and who is acting secretary of Kirkliston lodge 482 and also Sandy Gunn of Grangemouth Lodge Zetland 391 a couple of guisers playing at freemasonry and either forgetting or more like ignoring their core values, the cornerstone of their very existence. As an aside, a £45,000 gagging order was rejected by both my sister and I,as this is NOT about money. we still live in the shadow of our dearly departed parents who I feel will not rest until we get the desired outcome no matter who or what stands in our way. Bring it on!
Isabella Millar (2 years ago)
Beautiful. Peaceful. Lovely place for a quiet little walk. One of the most charming churches and graveyards I have ever been in. A few parking spots just outside, but also next to a residential area so be respectful of residents parking. No dogs allowed. Church services are still conducted here on Sundays. Also a small museum which wasn't open but looked very informative. Some of the oldest gravestones I've ever seen. A very nice place for a peaceful walk.
Cameron Morrison (2 years ago)
One of the oldest Christian sites in Scotland.
Alex Lalmalsawma Rokhum (2 years ago)
Remote & Quiet. Great place to Hangout or Cycling.
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