New Free Church opens in Montrose for first time in 100 years

The Free Church of Scotland will be starting Sunday services in Montrose this weekend following a 100-year absence from the Angus town.

Grace Church Montrose will meet in the Scott Jubilee Hall, opposite the Montrose Academy Square.

The first service is this Sunday, November 1 at 11am followed by a buffet lunch, with Sunday services at 11am taking place thereafter.

It will initially be linked to St Peter’s Free Church, Dundee, who will supply preachers until a minister can be called.

Rev David Robertson, Minister at St. Peters and Rev David Meredith from Inverness will lead this Sunday’s worship.

Rev Roberston said: “We have had a desire for many years to plant a church in Montrose. There is now a group who would like to start a new church and we will be delighted to help them.”

Following the 1843 disruption there were three Free Church congregations in Montrose - St George’s, St John’s and St Paul’s.

All three decided to join the United Free Church in 1900 and later in 1929 they became Church of Scotland.