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About us

Strathbrock Parish is situated in the West Lothian town of Uphall and includes the neighbouring village of Ecclesmachan and surrounding rural areas.

The parish extends northwards from the main street in Uphall and eastwards to include the Kirkhill district of Broxburn.

One of three Church of Scotland parishes in the area, Strathbrock lies about 5 miles west of Edinburgh City boundary and a similar distance north of Livingston Town Centre and was formed in 1976 as a union of the two former parishes of Ecclesmachan and Uphall North.


Weekly Sunday services are held at 10.30am. As we have two church buildings we worship between them in alternate months - Find out more

Who's Who - meet the team

Learn about the minister and trustees, see how the church is run by our teams of volunteers - Find out more

Life Events

The Church of Scotland plays an essential role in providing worship and spiritual guidance for key life events, from child blessings and baptisms to marriage and funerals - Find out more

Church Life

Here at Strathbrock we have many social and spiritual groups, covering all ages, where you can mix, enjoy fellowship and grow within our community - find out more

Our History

We have a long and rich history here in West Lothian. Read the history of our two buildings - St Machan's and St Nicholas - find out more

A Month of Sundays


As a Christian church within the Presbytery of West Lothian, we seek to serve the whole community, offering opportunities for worship, ministry and service throughout the year. We offer Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals for the community and would welcome anyone wishing to make use of the Church Buildings.

You are most welcome to join us for Sunday worship in either of our two fine historic churches. For more info about worship services, please contact the minister, Rev. Hanneke Janse van Vuren on

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The people

Meet the team at Strathbrock


Rev Hanneke Janse van VurenMinister01506 206045
Lynne McEwenSession Clerk01506 855513
Myra MacphersonDepute Session Clerk01506 853215
Mike StearsTreasurer01506 500467
OfficeChurch Office01506 856433
 Annette  FraterRoll Keeper01506 854156
Sheena CarolPrayer Promoter01506 854458
Church of Scotland121 George St, Edinburgh0131 225 5722

Life Events

Looking for information on getting married, having your child baptised or arranging a funeral?

The Church of Scotland plays an essential role in providing worship and spiritual guidance for key life events, from child blessings and baptisms to marriage and funerals.


We have prepared a leaflet for parents wishing to have their child baptised - download it here. Parents who wish to baptise their child should in the first instance contact Revd Hanneke Janse van Vuren either by phone (01506 206045) or email (

Getting Married

For most people, the decision to marry and the choice of whom to marry is the most important decision they are ever likely to make. We have prepared a leaflet with information on getting married in church - download it here


Through its parish system and territorial ministry the Church of Scotland seeks to serve all the people of Scotland and not just the membership of the Church.

If you need to make arrangements for a funeral please contact the office telephone 01506 856433