Record

CodeNA10888
Dates1945-
Person NameInvergowrie Kirk Session; 1945-; Presbytery of Dundee
EpithetPresbytery of Dundee
ActivityInvergowrie was formed by the union of Invergowrie St Columba's and Invergowrie East on 2 September 1945. Longforgan Free (also known as Invergowrie Free) became Longforgan United Free in 1900 and changed to Invergowrie East in 1929.The church of Invergowrie is in the Presbytery of Dundee, which was in the synod of Angus and Mearns until the abolition of synods in 1992.Invergowrie St Columba'sA mission station in Invergowrie village, under Longforgan Parish Church was begun in 1886 and was created a Chapel of Ease in 1899. In 1916 by Decree of the Court of Teinds, Invergowrie was established a new parish quoad sacra. The congregation seems to have been known locally as St Columba's, although the name Invergowrie continued to be used in Presbytery records. In 1929 on the union of the Church of Scotland and the United Free Church the congregation became known officially as Invergowrie St Columba's. Invergowrie church stands in Errol Road in Invergowrie village. The mission station begun in 1886 took place in a small corrugated iron church on the same site and was replaced by a stone church built in 1909. A hall was added in 1911.Invergowrie EastIn 1843 at the Disruption a church was built in Invergowrie to house Longforgan Free church. A tower was added to the church in 1906 when the pulpit was replaced and organ installed. In 1900 Longforgan Free became Longforgan United Free and in 1929 Invergowrie East.After the union of 1945 the East church and hall and the St Columba's manse were sold. Improvements were carried out to St Columba's church which became the place of worship for the united congregation.See 'The Kirks of Dundee Presbytery, 1558-1999', by Ian McCraw, (Friends of Dundee City Archives Publication 3, 2000).
Corporate NameInvergowrie Kirk Session
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