© St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Kirkcaldy 2023
St Peter’s Scottish Episcopal Church With St Mary & St Leonard, Kinghorn Charity Nos: SCO10443
Townsend Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife KY1 1HB Tel: 01592 204208 Email: cnfraser@btinternet.com
About Us
Location St Peter's position on Townsend Place is marked by a small cross.The railway station is near Forth Avenue and the bus station near Hunter Street, both within 5 minutes walk of St Peter's. If you are travelling by car, follow signs towards the town centre.
The Church and grounds Owing to old mineworkings, the site of the former church was unsafe for building and is now the car park of the present St Peter's.
The church and car park from the main road.
View of car park from the church.
St Bryce Kirk can be seen from the entrance to the church.
The ‘Peace Garden’.
Inside the church The most significant addition to the interior is the stained glass window in the south-west corner, near the baptismal font. This was designed, built and installed by Eleanor Pattinson (with some help in the installation from father Alan) to mark the 25th anniversary of the building of the new church. Eleanor's account of the construction can be read by clicking on 25th Anniversary window. The organ can be found in the north-east corner of the church, to the right of the entrance. Its quality is much appreciated by all those who have the opportunity to play on it. For more information click on organ . Congregation St Peter's is a small friendly church with just over 100 communicant members of different backgrounds. St Peter's also provides ministry for the congregation of St Mary and St Leonard in Kinghorn. Its membership is small and no longer has a building of its own. Services at St Peter's Wednesday 10.00am Eucharist - 1982 Liturgy Sunday 9.15am Eucharist - Scottish Prayer Book Sunday 10.30am Sung Eucharist - 1982 Liturgy There is a creche available on Sunday at the 10.30 a.m. service and tea and coffee are served afterwards. There are up to 20 spaces available in the car park and ample street parking nearby. Fund raising Most of the expenses of the church are met by the congregation, who give weekly by envelope, or monthly by standing order. This income is supplemented by fund raising, which takes various forms,including sales of books, cake and candy, silent auctions, Christmas and Easter raffles, renting of car park spaces, renting of hall and smaller rooms. Click on Finance for more information. Social events Social events in St Peter's are organised by a Social Committee set up in April 2004. Our aim is to bring people together in fellowship other than on a Sunday by arranging events throughout the year. We always celebrate St Peter's day by having a lunch after the morning service, while mulled wine and mince pies always follow our Carol Service at Christmas. some of the events we have at other times of the year include a barbecue, a quiz, a concert, an indoor boot sale, a silent auction, a whisky tasting evening and a visit to the Edinburgh Tattoo. For the older member of our church we have a nostalgic afternoon with tea. In November we have what has become our annual dinner, followed by entertainment from - guess who? - yes, members of the social committee plus anyone else we can get to "volunteer" - it all makes for good fun and enjoyment together.