Welcome to the website of Linlithgow St Michael's.
Our vibrant church has much to offer to both residents and visitors of Linlithgow. We trust that this website demonstrates a little of the worship and life of our congregation.
"St Michael is kinde to strangers" says our ancient town motto. We hope that you will feel equally welcome in our midst.
St Michaels can be found beside Linlithgow Palace, right in the centre of the Royal Burgh. Services are held in the Kirk every Sunday at 9.30 and again at 11.00.
Details of this week's services can be found in our Intimations section. .
Summer 2015 edition of Crosswind now available here
Podcast Sermons can be found here .
Linlithgow Churches Holiday Club 2015 – Space Academy: 3-7 Aug 10am-12.30pm in Cross House (please note change of venue). If you are able to help or want to register your children, please go to: www.linlithgowchurchesholidayclub.org.uk .
Christian Meditation: The next meeting is on Wednesday 29 July (Celtic Meditation) in the Adam room at 7:30pm and will also feature praise and teas, coffee and biscuits. Everyone welcome. Contact Elaine Laing, 822647 or email
for more details. PS Bring a cushion if you like to be comfy!
The Stewardship of Time
If you have had a chance to read the last few editions of the Crosswind magazine you will be aware that the Kirk Session is embarking on our first annual stewardship campaign in August 2015. In St Michael’s we have historically undertaken a stewardship campaign every four years with each campaign asking members to review the proportion of our time, our talents and our money that we give to the church in response to God’s goodness to us. The General Assembly now asks every congregation to consider stewardship on an annual basis and we have decided to start this approach by asking all members to consider the proportion of our Time that we devote to God and the church.
So how are we tackling this? Your elder will deliver some materials to you in early August. You will receive a leaflet of explanation from Stewart, a Reflective Diary and a Response Card. We are all asked to consider how we spend our time taking a week in August as an example – how much time each day do we spend with family and friends, at work, at leisure, and how much time do we spend in prayer, worship or reading the bible? In the Response Card we are asked to consider whether we have the balance right and what we want to do about that. We are also asked if we have some time that we could offer to St Michael’s to further the work of our church in this parish and beyond. Please give this Season of Stewardship your prayerful consideration. This is a very reflective and personal exercise, and if you would like to, please complete the Response Card and return to the church office or hand to an elder at the church door.
And finally, we are invited to attend a service of rededication on Sunday 23rd August 2015 at 9.30am.
The Big Sing for Alzheimer's Scotland was held in our church on Sunday 26th June. It raised over 1000 pounds. The evening of musical talent ended with the Anthem for Alzheimer's Scotland written by our Associate Minister Cheryl and set to music composed by our organist Andrew. A video of the song can be found here. Please excuse the narrow format.
Heart & Soul is held every year in Princes Street Gardens. It is a large-scale celebratory event organised by the Church of Scotland. It coincides with the beginning of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland taking place just a few hundred metres away. The event is designed to celebrate the life and work of the church in Scotland.
This year St Michael's had a marquee for the first time to tell our story. Heart & Soul's theme this year was of Living Stones. Pictures can be seen here.
We pray for all our young people and their leaders away with Soul Survivor in Stafford just now and also for the forthcoming Holiday Club. We give thanks for the dedication of our Youth Leaders in preparing for and running these events in their desire to teach our young people about the Christian life, and pray for energy and patience for them in all they do.
Feel free to join us for Weekly Prayers with Communion in the Queen’s Aisle on Wednesdays at 12.30. There is a box in the Queen’s Aisle in which to put requests for prayer. Or phone 822603 or 670980.