The Scottish Episcopal Church is a member of the Anglican Communion, and thus a sister church of the Church of England, the Church of Ireland and the Church in Wales, and of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. We are also in full communion with the Porvoo churches, which include the Lutheran churches in Scandanavia.
Holy Trinity has had a presence in the City of Dunfermline since 1840 (click here for more on our history) and has a large active congregation – most of whom come to the main Sung Eucharist at 11.00 am.
An inclusive church
We are an inclusive congregation. We welcome people of all ages, from many different backgrounds and life-situations, those who have been long in the Christian faith, and those who are seeking, exploring, questioning or sceptical. We try to be relaxed and to offer space to reflect and grow in faith rather than to impose our beliefs on people.
Our Church Community at Holy Trinity includes people of diverse ages and backgrounds. Our aim is to make everyone welcome no matter who they are or from which walk of life they come. That includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- believers and agnostics
- conventional Christians and questioning sceptics
- women and men
- those of all sexual orientations and gender identities
- those of all races and cultures
- those of all classes and abilities
- those who hope for a better world and
- those who have lost hope.
For younger members: We value our Young Church group, made up of children from about the age of two, up to about the age of 12, a crèche for the very young and a strong Youth Fellowship, for those of secondary school age and beyond. We have a wide variety of fellowship and study groups and ways you can get involved.
An outward-looking church
At Holy Trinity we are keen to be involved in our local community, and to work both with local churches, and with other agencies and organisations, and ways of increasing this involvement are always under review.
We have connections with several counselling and other support agencies within the city.
Our church is often remarked at being much bigger on the inside. We don’t just mean our physical building but the warm community you can join.
With a glass fronted porch to welcome you into the building, you’ll find a small vestibule before entering the body of the church. With stunning stain glass windows on 3 sides with a large clear wall of glass above the entrance bringing light into the space. For main services we also use our beautiful 1830s Church Organ which pre dates our building.
Being centrally located we are in a prime position near Dunfermline Town train station and Dunfermline Bus Station. Our hall, just larger than the size of a badminton court lends itself to meetings, parties, dances, music rehearsal space and much more. It comes with a generous kitchen, two toilets (one with disabled access and baby changing facilities) and access to our small sun trap garden. We are more than happy to consider any booking, please contact our secretary via our contact us page.
We hope members and visitors at Holy Trinity will feel that they are part of a vibrant and caring worshipping, spiritual and social community. We try to offer people the space and support they need for individual reflection and growth as well as friendship and involvement within the life of the church as a whole.
The main focus of our community life is our worship, which we do, together, on Sundays and at other times during the week.
There are also a variety of opportunities for study and spiritual growth (and we are hoping to develop more soon). It is important to us too that we live out God’s call to be a loving and accepting community and try hard to care for and support each other at all times.
Finally, we are a social community, a community of friends rather like a large family. And like all families, we enjoy meeting up and spending time with one another at the range of social events which take place throughout the year.
Entertainment at a Burns Supper
Read about the history of Holy Trinity Dunfermline in what is a city of religious significance and historical importance in Scotland. We also sit on the Fife Pilgrim Way and are proud to open our doors to pilgrims from all over the world. Why not see some of our Links with other churches and organisations.