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A picturesque rural church built of sandstone, Cranstoun Church is situated near Oxenfoord Castle; it is an attractive venue for weddings.
A long avenue of trees leads to Oxenfoord Castle which is available for receptions
The church has the largest of the three congregations and it is located a mile from the main village, Pathhead.
There was a major building refurbishment in 2009 creating an attractive sanctuary with a mix of seating and pews. The improved layout has increased the circulation space, encouraging people to stay for refreshments and a chat after the service. A new vestry at the back of the church is suitable for small meetings.
Sat Nav: Pathhead EH37 5UB
Fala Church is situated on a hill and at night is a spot - lit landmark on the A68 as you enter Midlothian from the South; it traces its history back to the 12th Century. It is an intimate, warm, and welcoming little church serving the local villages and surrounding farms.
Fala is a pretty village that has seen a significant demographic change in the last few years, with a number of young families moving in; being well suited for commuting to Edinburgh, East Lothian, and the Borders.
It has both a Session House and separate village hall with disabled facilities, a private nursery taking infants from the age of 3 months to 5 years, and a playing field.
The Session House is well suited for church meetings and small social gatherings. The Village Hall is used by Tyne Valley Parish for larger functions such as the Holiday Club preparation and the Maundy Thursday Supper.
Amongst other events, the villagers hold a monthly café that is well supported by children through to seniors and very welcoming to visitors.
This small but faithful congregation is very active in the life of the village.
Sat Nav: Fala - EH37 5SY
“As picturesque as it is old, the church incorporates 12th and 15th century features and stands close to Borthwick Castle but sadly, is not now used for regular worship.
Away from any centre of population and proving too expensive to maintain, the church is on sale in the open market.
Worship continues in nearby North Middleton Village Hall, an excellent centrally located facility, and the congregation has good links with Moorfoot primary school, who hold their seasonal services in the church, including a lively Christingle.
New ventures originating in Borthwick parish include: a Pilgrimage via Crichton to Cranstoun; Carol singing around the village; Harvest & Easter ‘Extravaganzas’ for local families; Community Lunches in support of the local food bank and Fairtrade organisations.
Borthwick Church serves Middleton Village, Borthwick, part of Gorebridge and the surrounding countryside.”
With Borthwick church no longer in use, the TVP congregation now meet in North Middleton Village Hall. This is the TVP base for alternate monthly Messy Church gatherings, informal evening communion services and regular Family Worship.
Middleton Village Community Hall is owned by the village and run by volunteers.
It is heated by a ground source heat pump and has a fully fitted commercial kitchen and bar facilities -ideal for weddings, parties and Messy Church.
We are delighted that Borthwick Church have relocated to use our facilities.
The hall is bright and clean with built in data projection and sound facilities. There are a couple of small areas ideal for use in smaller services, an area within the hall where children can do crafts while remaining part of the main church or for breakout rooms.
Sat Nav: North Middleton EH23 4QU