Person NameSt Columba's Kirk Session; 1955-1991; Presbytery of Dundee
EpithetPresbytery of Dundee
ActivitySt Columba's church was formed by the union of Dudhope and Lochee Road churches on 30 November 1955. St Columba's church was in the Presbytery of Dundee, which was in the synod of Angus and Mearns, until its dissolution in 1991.DudhopeDudhope church was opened on 1 November 1840 as a Church Extension using raised funds. The congregation seceded at the Disruption in 1843 and Dudhope Free church was formed and was allowed by the Established Church to retain the building. On 17 February 1853 Dudhope Free was united with Meadowside congregation. Following the union of the Church of Scotland and the United Free Church in 1900 the congregation vacated the former church buildings and temporarily worshipped in a disused factory until regaining the church in 1906. Dudhope Free became Dudhope United Free in 1900 and Dudhope in 1929.Lochee Road United FreeLochee Road church began as a United Presbyterian mission in 1891 under the supervision of the School Wynd kirk session. On 8 June 1892 the mission was raised to full status and the church opened on 30 September 1897. Lochee Road United Presbyterian became Lochee Road United Free in 1900 and Lochee Road in 1929.St Columba'sOn 30 November 1955 Dudhope and Lochee Road united to form Dudhope-Lochee Road church. Following the union the united charge disputed over which church was to be retained as the place of worship. Lochee Road church in Logie Street was decided upon and the Dudhope church was initially used as a hall and was later sold. The church building was declared structurally unsafe in 1989 and the congregation moved to St David's North Church. The congregation was dissolved on 24 November 1991 when the last minister retired. Dudhope-Lochee Road changed its name to St Columba's in 1958.See 'The Kirks of Dundee Presbytery, 1558-1999', by Ian McCraw, (Friends of Dundee City Archives Publication 3, 2000).
Corporate NameSt Columba's Kirk Session
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