News & Events


The Fife Presbytery Service of Union between Templehall and Torbain Churches was held on Wednesday 24 February. Due to the current Covid restrictions the service took place using Zoom.

The service was led by Fife Presbytery Moderator Rev Jane Barron and Rev John Murray of Anstruther/Cellardyke/Crail preached. Many members of both Templehall and Torbain Churches attended the service. Prayers were led by Rev Brian Porteous OLM and Lauren Jones from the new united congregation and the readings were given by members from both of the previous congregations.

You can view the service by clicking on the play button here. It is also available on our Facebook and You Tube channels.


Information and updates about the Fife Presbytery will appear here

Letter from the Convenor of the Transition Group (added 9th January 2021)


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The Presbytery of Fife has appointed a new Interim Moderator for Templehall and Torbain United Parish Church. Rev Eileen Miller the minister of St. Margaret's Parish Church, Glenrothes was appointed at the presbytery meeting on Wednesday 24th February. Her contact details are listed on her church website at


Lauren Jones has been appointed to a new Church of Scotland Ministries Development Staff post effective from 1st February working in the communities served by the united Templehall and Torbain Churches. We wish her every success in her new job!

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Easter 2020 edition of Torbain Times

Good Friday Service

Our Good Friday Service held at the Templehall Sanctuary and led by Rev Brian Porteous OLM

Torbain Church is open for Worship


Starting in August Torbain Church has reopened for Sunday Worship following the period of lockdown. The reopening is subject to our adhering to strict social distancing and tracking requirements. Please note the following guidance.


  • If you are feeling at all unwell please do not return to the Church until fully recovered

  • Please bring your own face covering for wearing in Church



  • Remember to wear your face covering as you enter the Church

  • It is sadly necessary to desist from shaking hands or having close contact with one another in the Church for the time being

  • Please enter the Church in single file (keeping a 2m distance) by the Main Door and be prepared to wait at the entrance to maintain social distance

  • Name and contact details of yourself/household group will be recorded

  • You will be guided to one of two Hand Sanitisers within the vestibule. Place your hands under the sanitiser and the liquid will automatically be released

  • Hymn Books and Bibles will not be in use until further notice

  • You will be guided to a suitable pew within the sanctuary which have been marked out to ensure that people are safe and have the space they need

  • Singing will not take place for the time being

  • A toilet facility for emergency use only is available beyond the vestibule



  • Please remain seated at the end of Worship as you will be guided from the sanctuary starting from the back pews

  • A plate for your collection is available in the vestibule

  • Please again use one of the hand sanitisers within the vestibule

  • Please do not then mingle within the vestibule but leave by the Main Door in single file maintaining social distance

  • We are sorry that Teas and Coffees will not be available for the time being