Record

CodeNA10890
Dates1953-
Person NameFowlis and Liff Kirk Session; 1953-; Presbytery of Dundee
EpithetPresbytery of Dundee
ActivityThe church of Fowlis and Liff was formed by the union of Fowlis with Liff and Benvie on 7 June 1953. The parishes of Fowlis Easter and Lundie were united on 31 January 1618 as Lundie and Fowlis. The parishes were disjoined on 7 June 1953 when Fowlis united with Liff and Benvie under the name Fowlis and Liff. The parish of Lundie, meanwhile, united with Muirhead of Liff under the name Lundie and Muirhead of Liff. The parishes of Liff, Invergowrie, and Logie were united on 3 September 1613. On 8 August 1753 Benvie was also joined with them. Subsequently, Logie was disjoined in 1877 and Invergowrie in 1917. The parishes of Lundie and Muirhead and Fowlis and Liff were linked on 17 May 1995. The church of Fowlis and Liff is in the Presbytery of Dundee, which was in the synod of Angus and Mearns until the abolition of synods in 1992.FowlisThe present church building dates from c 1450, when the charge became collegiate, and was restored in 1889. LiffThe church of Liff is in the village of Liff. The medieval church was dedicated to St Mary and given to the Cistercian Abbey of Scone by Alexander I. It was in the Diocese of St Andrews and the Deanery of Angus. The church is said to have been built in 1774 and the manse c 1759/60. The present building, which is B-Listed, was built in 1839.BenvieThe parish of Benvie belonged to the Diocese of St Andrews and was in the Gowrie Deanery. Benvie was joined with the parishes of Liff, Invergowrie and Logie on 8 August 1753.Fowlis and LiffFollowing the union of Liff and Benvie church and Fowlis church in 1953, both churches were used as places of worship.See 'The Kirks of Dundee Presbytery, 1558-1999', by Ian McCraw, (Friends of Dundee City Archives Publication 3, 2000).
Corporate NameFowlis and Liff Kirk Session
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