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Girls Brigade

Come and support our annual coffee evening on Wednesday 21 March (7-8pm) in aid of Barnardos Scotland and Street Pastors.  In the year of young people we would encourage you to show your support for the girls. All welcome.  Entry £2.

Vacancy - Organist and Co-ordinator of Music

We are looking to appoint an experienced and appropriately qualified Organist and Coordinator of Music to play in our morning services, conduct our choir and work with our Ministry Team to develop the role of music in the life, worship and outreach of our congregation. The church is equipped with a Willis organ (1912) with 2 manuals and pedals, and a grand piano. 

You would be expected to direct our enthusiastic and loyal mixed voice choir, and to co-ordinate a variety of other musical groups within the church. You would also be expected to play at church funerals and weddings, if available, and for additional services such as at Christmas and Easter. 

We are looking for a person with good people skills who, whilst maintaining the longstanding musical traditions of St Michael’s, is at home with varied musical styles and can develop the musical talent in the church. In particular, we are seeking a person who has a vision for inclusive worship and outreach to the community, who can lead us forward in new and inspiring ways. 

In return, we offer a warm and welcoming congregation, an enthusiastic choir and a large number of accomplished musicians of all ages keen to use their talents in the life of the church. Remuneration will be within band (C) of the recommended salary scales for Organists, as set by the Scottish Federation of Organists. 

Applications are invited from individuals or, if suitable, from a job-share partnership which will cover the organist and choral/coordinating roles between them. 

For further information, please see the job description and additional information or contact the Church Office on 842188. 

If you wish to apply for this post then please submit your CV with a letter of application (marked "confidential") to  the Church Office or .

Closing date:  Friday 13th April 2018



Associate Minister

Applications are now being accepted for the post of Associate Minister here at St Michael's.

You will find more details here.

Holy Week Ecumenical Services

Linlithgow Churches warmly invite you to this years Holy Week Services. For details please see our calendar.

Orders of Service

Weekly Intimations

Knowing Christ Better


On Friday 23 March at 10.00am in Room 5, Cross House. Study, Acts 21:15–22:30, ‘Showdown in Jerusalem’. All are welcome to join this informal group. Please call Barbara Thomson 845705 for more details.

The Monthly Prayer Calendar

The Monthly Prayer Calendar is available here.


For more information about fellowship groups meeting within St Michael’s, please call Alison Miller 844992, Margaret Henderson 844787 or Barbara Thomson 845705.

The Help Centre

Offers information covering many concerns.  Wondering where to access support for yourself or another?  Tel 842646, or look at

Bereavement Support

The Bereavement Support Team offers confidential one-to-one support with the aim of helping you make sense of the painful and bewildering array of responses to bereavement, and to help you adapt to the loss. Positive Pathways informal support group meets fortnightly in the Canal Tearoom. Contact Sheila Rae 847538 or

Making Him Known to Others

Life and Work

The March issue is now available for collection from the north pew.


The latest copy of Crosswind is now available here.

CD’s-Church Service

If you would like to borrow a recording of previous services, you will find CDs at the Church shop. A recording of the sermon is to be found weekly on podcast on the Church website.

Knitting Club

The Kirk Knitting Club meets once a month in Cross House on a Monday at 10.30 am in Room 1. Next meeting on Monday 2 April.

Serving Him Together


For those attending our open air all-age Easter service on Sunday 1 April, would you please be mindful to respect the land by leaving no litter, keeping dogs on a tight lead and not bringing bicycles. Thank you.

Time of Stillness

On Thursdays at 2pm we meet in St Katherine's Aisle (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.  All welcome.

Chapters Book Club

Our book club meets on the first Thursday of every month 3.15-4.30pm in Room 1, Cross House. Coffee cake and book discussion.  Our book selection for March is ‘A Far Cry from Kensington’ by Muriel Spark.  Anyone interested in joining us on Thursday 5 April to discuss their thoughts on the book will be most welcome.  Info from Sally Chambers (07732722146).

General Notices

Girls Brigade

Come and support our annual coffee evening on Wednesday 21 March (7-8pm) in aid of Barnardos Scotland and Street Pastors.  In the year of young people we would encourage you to show your support for the girls. All welcome.  Entry £2.

Worldwide Earth Hour

Saturday 24 March between 8.30-9.30pm local time – uniting people to protect the planet. Please help by turning off as much electricity as possible, sit together and talk about sustainability here in Linlithgow. Can we sit by candle light, with phones switched off, engaging each other rather than our technology? Maybe play games, sit around the fire (if not electric of course) and tell stories? From Linlithgow Churches Forum.

Safe Families for Children Scotland

works alongside the local church to support those in the community who are vulnerable, not coping or going through a crisis. Very often these are children whose families are going through a hard time. Training and Information Day on Saturday 24 March 9.45am- 4pm at Faith Mission, 548 Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh. Further info and booking, Tel: 0131 603 8430.

Linlithgow Inter-Church Annual Dinner

held again in our Rugby Club, on Saturday 26 April (7 for 7.30pm). Hosted by St Michael's RC Church, entertainment organised by St Peter's Episcopal Church, and the speaker is Rev Rhona Dunphy from St Ninian's-Craigmailen Church of Scotland: Rhona is a Pastoral Support Officer in the Church of Scotland, offering pastoral care to people engaged in Ministry in the Church. Tickets, which include a 3 course meal, cost £15 and are available from our Forum reps Fiona Duke, Jaqueline Coyle and Barbara Thomson.

Cracking Easter

This year the churches in the town are joining together again to offer an interactive, practical experience of Easter for the local primary schools. This is a very enjoyable event and requires help from people of all abilities. The events are taking place on Monday 19 March in Longcroft Hall and Thursday 22 March in Cross House from 9.30am-12.30pm. If you can help with things like serving tea/coffee, filling up basins of water or even leading a group of young people please get in touch with  Susan Rodger (, Sally Fischbacher ( ) or Russell at, 01506 202610.

The Stations of the Cross

Come and join us in a celebration of children’s and community artwork in the Kirk from Saturday 24 March­­ – Sunday 1 April, 10.30am-4pm.  Entry free.

Christian Aid

Worried about the effect on Christian Aid's standing in the town after the ‘Oxfam revelations’? For information on CA’s experience and reassurance about their policies on this matter, please visit their website.

World Mission

The latest edition of WM for February/March is available free on the table opposite the shop for your information about World Mission work.  This issue highlights Fair Trade topics and fair and friendly partnerships.  Please take a copy and learn about the Church of Scotland World Mission work.


The February Crossreach Newsletter is available here. There is also details about an exciting Christmas Card Competition.

More information about Crossreach itself is available on their website.

Choir Rehearsals

Thursday 22 March at 7.30pm in the Church. All welcome!  Details from Angus Robertson 07717 674 762 or any choir member.


Sunshine Sing-along for Memory

Takes place in the Kirk Hall on the second Thursday of each month 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. Next Sing-along  Thursday 12 April.

Together We Pray

Together We Pray is a national prayer initiative, running from September 2017 to May 2018, calling the Church to join together in prayer. This year, the General Assembly asked the Church to focus on prayer and particularly to pray as the Church thinks about its priorities for the future.    For more information  please go to