What's On

Regular Events


Sunshine Sing-along for Memory

Takes place in St Michael's Kirk Hall on the second Thursday of each month (not August) 12–1.30pm. All those living with memory loss and their carers are welcome. No church connection necessary. Light lunch and singing. Further info from Norma Costley 01506 843255.


Thursday for Coffee: Come along and enjoy a cuppa, home baking and chat with the group which meets on Thursdays in Cross House between 10–11am. All are welcome

This has been suspended until further notice


Time of Stillness: On Thursdays at 2pm we meet in St Katherine's Aisle, St Michaels Parish Church. (entrance via south door during winter opening hours). Come and discover what 15 minutes of stillness can do for you. Nothing will be asked of you. Tea and cake afterwards. Info from St Michael's Church Office.  All welcome.

This has been suspended until further notice



ST JOHN'S COMMUNITY CAFE hopes to provide a neutral place for church and community to connect and is run by volunteers whose aim is to provide a warm welcome and to support local causes.


 The Cafe is open every Friday from 10 am until Noon at 183 High Street.  Everyone is welcome, and we would love to see more of the community dropping in for a cuppa. Profits each month are donated to a local charity. The cafe is currently closed due to the pandemic but is funding coffees for those in need at other local cafes. 


Save your stamps!

At this time when so many cards and letters come through the post, please save all the stamps – even 2nd class. Your used stamps can help fund the Women’s Development Centre in Kandy, Sri Lanka, to support women who have survived sexual violence and family rejection and to help them return to education or learn new employment skills.

We’ll arrange a central collection point for your stamps in due course – or you can forward them now (by post!) to World Mission Stamp Project, PO Box 9191, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, ML2 0YB. Further information is available at https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/serve/world-mission/get-involved/campaigns/stamp-appeal.

Fiona Duke


Upcoming Events

Church meetings are cancelled but some online services and events are continuing. Please see individual church websites in addition to this page.

World Day of Prayer Service, Friday 6 March.

The service has been prepared this year by the Christian women of Vanuatu, an island, or group of islands, in the south Pacific. The theme of the service is 'Build on a Strong Foundation'.

Details of Vanuatu can be found here

Due to current restrictions, the service will not go ahead in Linlithgow. However, the Edinburgh group has organised a Zoom service, details of which are available here.

The service can be watched at a later time. The link to the recorded service will be posted here when available, probably from about 4pm on Friday 5 March.  

The service can be followed from the service booklet which can be accessed from the link below

Service Booklet



Mascagni's Easter Hymn

We're planning an audio recording of Mascagni's Easter Hymn. The hymn is from his opera Cavalleria Rusticana. The plan is to have singers from all across Linlithgow join together with recorded guide tracks prepared by St Michael's church choir, accompanied on the organ by Andrew Sutherland and the soprano solo sung by Cathy Vickers-Morton. 
The final recording shall be shared with both the St Michael's churches, St Ninians, St Peters and St Johns, for use in Easter worship. 

Contact Coordinator of Music Alison Hastie at alisonhastie1@gmail.com for more details.

Something different for Lent?

This year, why not try something a little different at Lent? Instead of giving up something like chocolate, wine or coffee for 40 days, why not give up 10 minutes of your time every day to read a passage from the Gospel of John? What better way to spend the run up to Easter, than by reading  through the Gospel story? For your guide to study through Lent click here .