In the beginning

The origins of St. John's Church date back to 1811 and followed the United Presbyterian and United Free Church traditions until the re-union of the Churches that took place in Scotland in 1929.

The present building was erected in 1895 and underwent significant restoration work in preparation for the centenary celebrations that were held in 1995.

A new hall "The Tryst" was built in 2000.


Our buildings are in constant use serving both Church and community.

With the new area of Wester Inch village very much within our parish, we are doing Messy Church, an informal Family Worship in the Community Wing of the Simpson Primary School on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6.45pm

This is a new and exciting development in the history of St. John's congregation which, over the years, has parented Blackburn and Boghall Parish churches.

We hope that if you have a Church connection elsewhere, you will consider coming to join us in this new venture.

If you have lapsed from a previous Church involvement, this may offer an opportunity for you to make a fresh start and if you have never been involved in Church life before, you will accept this invitation to come along and share our Christian vision and experience.

We offer all-age worship at Wester Inch and look forward to meeting many of you in the near future.

Mid Street


EH48 1QD