The Churches of Britain and Ireland


Aberdeenshire on Wikipedia.

Aboyne, Aboyne-Dinnett Parish Church (Church of Scotland). Another view. NO 5248 9831. Both John Mackie (2010). Link. St. Margaret (R.C.) stands a little way to the north, at NO 5253 9852. It can be seen here and here in 2011 Streetviews. This source dates it to the 1870's. St. Thomas' Episcopal Church stands further west at NO 5203 9857, and is dated here (includes photos) to 1907-9.  Almost completely screened by trees from the Streetview van, this 2011 view only shows the lych-gate. A Free Church (later United Free) is marked on the 25" O.S. map of 1900, at NO 5279 9837, on Charlestown Road. Seen here in 2011, South United Free Church (as it now is) is dated by this source to 1859.
Alford, Howe Trinity Church of Scotland. Link. Alford West Kirk (CoS). NJ 575 165. Both John Mackie.
Auchterless. Bill McKenzie.

Ballater, Glenmuick Church (CoS). Bill McKenzie. Two further views - 1, 2, and an interior view, all Alan Blacklock.
Banchory, Banchory Ternan West Church (CoS). Link. St. Ternan (Episcopal). Both Alan Blacklock.
Banff, the Parish Church (CoS). Alex Parker. Link.
Birse, Church of Scotland. NO 554 973. John Mackie (2010).
Bondlie, the ruins of St. Brandan. Martin Briscoe.
Boyndie, the ruins of the parish church. Martin Briscoe.

Cabrach. 37 NJ 386 267. Susan Sinclair.
Catterline, St. Philip. Derek Robertson. Link.
Cluny, Church of Scotland (near Cluny Castle, Monymusk). NJ 685 115. John Mackie. Link.
Corgarff, Church of Scotland (1834). NJ 279 083. John Mackie (2011). Link.
Coull, Church of Scotland. NJ 511 024. John Mackie (2010). Link.
Crathie (CoS). Bill McKenzie.  An old engraving (1800's). From Colin Waters' Collection. An old postcard view from Reg Dosell's Collection. Two further views - 1, 2, both Alan Blacklock. Link.
Crimond, Parish Church (1812, CoS) on Logie Avenue. Jim Parker (2013). Link, which mentions that the clock has 61 minutes, though whether by accident or design it doesn't say. .
Cruden Bay, St. James the Less (1842-3, Scottish Episcopal) on Chapel Hill. Linked with St, Mary in Ellon. Link1. Link2. Congregational Church on Main Street, also known as Port Errol Congregational Church, was opened in 1884. Link1. Link2, which suggests it may be closed. Both Jim Parker (2013).

Drum, the chapel at Drum Castle. Bill McKenzie.


Fordyce, the parish church. The old parish church, St. Talorgan. Both Martin Briscoe.

Gamrie, the former United Free Church of Scotland. Martin Briscoe. NJ 807 631.
Gardenstown, the ruins of St. John. Martin Briscoe. Church of Scotland. NJ8064. Rev. Donald N. Martin.
Garvock, Parish Church. Derek Robertson.
Glengairn, Glengairn Parish Church (C
oS). NJ 299 011. Bill Henderson (2017). Link.

Keig, Church of Scotland. NJ 611 192. John Mackie.
Kildrummy, the Parish Church (1805). The remains of the earlier, medieval, chapel stand in the graveyard. NJ 472 176. Martin Richter (2013). Link (for the present church, numerous photos). Grade A listed. Link, for its predecessor. A photo of the font, in the present church, but transferred from the medieval church, is available here.
Kincardine O'Neil, ruined church of St. Mary. Another view. Both Joyce Laing. Link. Church of Scotland. John Mackie. Christ Church (Scottish Episcopal). John Mackie. Link.
Kinneff, the Parish Church. Kinneff Old Church. Link. Both Derek Robertson.
Kirkton of Tough, Tough Church of Scotland. The fine war memorial. NJ 615 125. Both John Mackie. Link.

Laurencekirk, Arbuthnott Kirk. Tommy Crocket.
Lumphanan, Church of Scotland. NJ 583 048. John Mackie (2010).

Macduff, the parish church. Martin Briscoe. A more recent view following redecoration. David Randall (the Minister).
Migvie, Church of Scotland. NJ 436 068. John Mackie (2010). Link.
Monymusk (CoS). NJ 685 155. John Mackie. Link.

New Aberdour, St. Drostan. Martin Briscoe.
New Deer, St. Kane. Joyce Laing. Link.

Peathill, Pitsligo Old Kirk. NJ 934 662. Martin Briscoe.
Pennan, the disused church at Auchmedden. Martin Briscoe.
Portsoy, St. John the Baptist (Episcopal). The former parish church at Shillinghill. Fordyce Parish Church, NJ 588 659. All Martin Briscoe,

Rathen, Rathen West Parish Church (CoS, 1867-70). Jim Parker (2013). Link.

Stonehaven, Fetteresso Church (CoS), on Bath Street. Noreen Drinkwater. Link. The former St. John (CoS, 1859) on Evan Street, now in use as a library. It is shown on maps of various dates as follows - 1864, St. John's Church (Chapel of Ease); 1924, St. John's Church; 1967, Fetteresso Church Hall; 1976-7, unnamed; 1990, Library. It ceased to be used as a Church Hall when the new Fetteresso Church Hall was opened in 1970.  NO 872 859. Martin Richter (2013).
Strathdon, Church of Scotland. NJ 352 131. John Mackie (2010).

Tarland, St. Moluag (CoS). NJ 484 046. John Mackie (2010).
Tarves, Church of Scotland. Joyce Laing. Link1. Link2.
Torphins. Bill McKenzie. Parish Church (CoS). John Mackie (2010).
Tough - see Kirkton of Tough, above.




06 May 2021

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