Our Present Situation
Elgin Free Church was opened in 1864 and has been in continuous use as a place of worship ever since.
For around 120 years it remained largely unaltered until it was recognised that there was a need for renovation.
An extensive project of refurbishment was undertaken in the 1980s, creating a bright sanctuary space, a hall and a kitchen.
Further work took place between 2005 and 2015 – including a change to comfortable seating (removing the wooden pews),
an extension to the kitchen and the provision of audio-visual facilities.
We now have a building ideal for regular worship services and one that is used for a variety of other activities,
including a drop-in cafe and a parent and toddlers group.
Twice yearly we host events for local primary schools where 200-300 children
come to the Church and join in songs, activities and games on the themes of Easter and Harvest.
Pointing to the Future
Over the past 30 years the congregation has spent well over £60,000 repairing, renovating and updating the building.
But now we face a fresh challenge;
The exterior of our building is in urgent need of attention.
The walls need re-pointing to prevent damp and ensure our building can continue to be used for many years to come.
Currently we estimate this will cost approximately £60,000 - of which we have raised around £6000.
We are in the process of seeking funding from within our church and denomination and from outside sources including trust funds.
If you can help us reach our target and would like to make a donation please click here.