Dirleton Church

Founded in 1612 by Act of Parliament, Dirleton Kirk replaced the previously abandoned Church in Gullane.

The Archerfield Aisle was added in 1660 after the death of the Earl of Dirleton, and is a fine example of Neo-Classical architecture.

The Kirk also had associations with Mary Hamilton Nisbet of Archerfield.   She married the Earl of Elgin who brought the famous 'Elgin Marbles' from Athens to London.  She travelled widely but was often homesick for Dirleton, and died there in 1855.  She did much to improve the Kirk - the Tower was completed, and other changes also made to the village, making it the beautiful place it is today.  Early in the 20th century, the Kirk's interior was remodelled, and more recently much work has been done to make the attractive and comfortable church you see today.  It is open every day of the year during the day, and visitors are welcome.  Sunday services are at 9.30am.

Dirleton Church

Manse Road
Dirleton
EH39 5EJ