The new housing in the Eastern Expansion of Dunfermline began in 2002 and continues! Eventually there are 7000 houses planned for this area! The Church of Scotland wanted to establish a church in this area and so Alan Childs was appointed to begin work here in 2003. At first, a small group met in Alan’s garage and a toddler group was established to serve the needs of local folk – there were no Leisure Centre or schools here then! The group grew and moved venue to the BLCC and then Masterton Primary until 2006 when we moved to Duloch Leisure Centre. On the 1st of April 2012 we then moved into our new building on Nightingale Place. We are very clear though that the church is not the building but is the people who are seeking to get to know Jesus better and to serve him wherever we are.
The church has a Leadership Group of around 7 which is led by our minister Andrew Morrice and we are currenlty moving towards “full status” when we will no longer be a “New Charge Development” and will have a Kirk Session (Leadership Team) made up of elders.
The Church of Scotland have provided all of our start-up costs, however, we are gradually taking on the church expenses ourselves with much support along the way. We hope that while we can become self-financing our outlook isn’t inward and we actively support the work of Tear Fund, Compassion and Bethany Christian Trust.