History

Hallglen and St. Modan’s OR St. Modan’s and Hallglen

In the early 1970s the Kirk Session of St. Modan’s Parish Church agreed to accept the Presbytery’s invitation to have the new housing scheme, which was being built in Hallglen, added to their parish.

When the present building of what was then Falkirk Parish Church (now Falkirk Trinity Church), was erected in 1811 there was no stained glass. It was not until Provost Robert Adam, who as a heritor and member of the Parish Church was aware that the sanctuary was devoid of ornamentation, successfully led a move to improve matters.

Battles of Falkirk

1298 & 1746

The most notable casualty in the first Battle in July 1298 was Sir John de Graeme, the young man who had fought alongside Wallace from the time of Stirling Bridge. The death of Wallace's right hand man is one of the most noteworthy passages in the eleven books which make up Blind Harry's account. It tells how de Graeme fought and killed an English knight.

UNITED CONGREGATION

of

FALKIRK OLD PARISH CHURCH & ST MODAN'S PARISH CHURCH

1986


In the mid-eighties St Modan's Parish Church was faced with huge problems - deteriorating buildings and insufficient resources to maintain or repair them. With great regret, but also with great courage, the members decided to seek a union with another congregation. After much discussion and negotiation, the service of union was held on 22 October 1986, and Falkirk Old & St Modan's Parish Church came into being.

A brief history of the three Churches by Ian Scott