Person NameWard Chapel (Castle Street) Congregational Church; 1810-; Dundee
ActivityWest Port Chapel was formed in 1810 from an amalgamation of two congregations. In 1792 members of Chapelshade Parish Church left to form a Relief congregation and built a church called 'The Temple' in 1792. The pastor followed Congregational principles and the congregation became an independent church. The Relief congregation left and the building was retained by the independent congregation. In 1797 the minister resigned and the church was supplied with four successive ministers by the Congregationalists of England. The 'Tabernacle' church was built in 1800 and a difference of opinion divided the congregation in 1808. At that time the minister left and was replaced by Reverend David Russell in 1809. In 1810 the 'Tabernacle' seceders united with the congregation of 'The Temple' and retained the minister of 'The Tabernacle' and the West Port church building. In 1820 the West Port Chapel library was established. In 1833 the congregation moved to Ward Chapel and the West Port building was sold to the Relief Church. In 1949 Ward Chapel amalgamated with Castle Street Chapel. Castle Street Chapel had been formed by members of the congregation leaving Princes Street Church in 1855.
Corporate NameWard Chapel (Castle Street) Congregational Church
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