Building for the Future

continuing the legacy of McCheyne

In 1835 the young Robert Murray McCheyne arrived in Larbert, where he trained under Rev John Bonar before being appointed minister at St Peter's, Dundee.  His time here was a formative one, and he grew to love the people he served.

Grace Church Larbert was formed in 2013, when a congregation of local Christians left the Church of Scotland because of its rejection of Biblical authority.  In doing so we left behind the building in which McCheyne preached, but we seek to build on his legacy by proclaiming the good news of Christ to the people of Larbert through a ministry founded on the trustworthiness of God's Word.

We want to be a church family which builds on the gospel inheritance we have received, while presenting the good news of Jesus in a way that is meaningful to our culture.  Since we began meeting together, our temporary home at Carrongrange School has served us well.  But in the interests of increasing our gospel opportunities, and building for the long-term future of gospel work in the area, we believe the time has come to seek our own premises.

What an interest I feel in Larbert and Dunipace!  It is like the land of my birth.

Will the Sun of Righteousness ever rise upon it, making its hills and valleys

bright with the light of the knowledge of Jesus?

letter from Robert Murray McCheyne to Rev John Bonar, 1837

In May 2015 we launched Building for the Future - our project aimed at constructing a new building to serve the church for the years to come. The project is led by a Construction Team consisting of three highly qualified industry professionals.

We're now in the process of acquiring a plot of land with a view to beginning construction soon, but we need to raise very significant finance to support the project. The estimated cost of a new-build is somewhere in the region of £2 million.

The congregation was asked to make a 3-year gift pledge, over and above normal giving for the church's ministry, and we are thankful for the generosity of the response.

In May 2018 a renewed pledge period was launched. A copy of the pledge appeal document can be viewed here.  If you would like to know anything more about the project, or would like to support us, we'd be glad to hear from you - please contact us. You can also support the project by using easyfundraising when you shop online.