Falkirk Kirks accept some changes to boundaries

Falkirk Trinity Church
Falkirk Trinity Church

The six parishes in Central Falkirk have agreed to adjust their boundaries.

The Rev. Andrew Sarle, depute clerk of Falkirk Presbytery, said: “While this will be of limited relevance to most people, it has an impact on people who face crises in their lives which mean they need to call on their local parish minister.”

The new ‘map’ sees Falkirk Trinity now covering the area previously looked after by Falkirk Old and St Modan’s and Erskine Church apart from the Parkfoot and Kemper Avenue area. St Andrews West gains Parkfoot, but loses Bantaskine to the west of Maggie Woods Loan.

Camelon gains Bantaskine to the west of Maggie Woods Loan, The Maltings and Newcarron to the west of Ronades Road while Bainsford loses this area but will continue to hold a monthly service at Newcarron Court and work in an informal partnership with Grahamston United providing pastoral needs of the two parishes.

Grahamston United’s boundaries remain largely unchanged, although it does lose part of Central Retail Park to St James which will be linked with Bainsford once a new minister has been inducted.