A Bit more about us

Our Story

Here for Jesus. Here for each other. Here for those in need.

We’re a family-friendly church based in West Lothian. Rich or poor, young or old, black or white, life-together or life-in-tatters, you’re welcome and valued.  We believe every life is valuable and precious to God.

We started meeting in September 2017 when some families from King’s Church Edinburgh moved to West Lothian to start a new congregation here. We met in the Lanthorn centre for a number of years but when it closed in 2021 moved our Sunday gatherings to Uphall Community Centre.

We’ve grown in size to a group of around 80 including lots of children, babies, and nationalities. The church is led by a team of elders – Mike, Luke, and Gordon, with many others serving in different capacities.

If you’re into church lingo we’d describe ourselves as reformed, charismatic, and evangelical. We trust the bible, worship Jesus, and welcome the Holy Spirit. Our meetings are lively and relaxed and we’re building a community that is full of joy, friendship, and love for one another. You can find more about our key beliefs and distinctive values here.

As a church, our vision is ‘Here for Jesus. Here for each other. Here for those in need.’ In addition to providing opportunities for worship, we run regular social events (see our events page) and work with other charities like CAP,  The Busy Project and  Safe Families. We have recently launched ‘The Feast’ which provides a weekly meal and warm space for anyone in the local community struggling with the current cost of living crisis (Fridays, 5.30pm at Forestbank Community Centre).

You’re very welcome to visit us any Sunday – 3pm at Uphall Community Centre.

We’re part of an international family of churches called New Ground, part of Newfrontiers. We have good connections and are keen to work alongside other churches in the area.

If you’d like to find out more about us please get in touch or come and visit us.