The historic Birse Kirk dates
from the 18th century and is on the site of the Birse parish
church for centuries before that. In 2003, BCT bid successfully
for both Birse Kirk and the neighbouring Church Hall when they
sold in separate open market sales by the Church of
These purchases received a
large donation from the Ecumenical Trust for Birse Kirk (ETBK)
that was raised through the ‘Save Historic Birse
Kirk’ appeal. ETBK is a charity committed to conserving
and enhancing the spiritual and heritage values of the Kirk,
and which maintains and manages Birse Kirk on a long lease from
BCT. For more information, including the availability of the
Kirk for services or other occasions, contact 013398
While the former Church Hall is
still used in conjunction with events in Birse Kirk, it has
been managed since BCT became owner by the Birse Area Community
Association (BACA) as Birse Community Hall. BACA looks after
and operates the Hall on behalf of the Birse community under a
long term management agreement with BCT.
BCT acknowledges the grant from
the Scottish Land Fund, a part of the Big Lottery Fund, towards
BCT’s purchase of Birse Hall in 2003.
Birse Community Trust 2015. All rights reserved.