Record

CodeNA10889
Dates1566-
Person NameLongforgan Kirk Session; 1566-; Presbytery of Dundee
EpithetPresbytery of Dundee
ActivityIt is claimed that Longforgan church was founded in the sixth century by St Modwenna and that it is likely that the present church occupies the same site. Prior to the Reformation, Longforgan church belonged to the Priory of St Andrews.A fifteenth century church building was rebuilt in 1794 which kept the 1690 tower and spire. The building was renovated during 1899-1900 and again in 1995-1996. The first Presbyterian minister was appointed in 1566.Longforgan church is in the Presbytery of Dundee, which was in the synod of Angus and Mearns until the abolition of synods in 1992.See 'The Kirks of Dundee Presbytery, 1558-1999', by Ian McCraw, (Friends of Dundee City Archives Publication 3, 2000).
Corporate NameLongforgan Kirk Session
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