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Blairgowrie, Tayside

In 1885 a bequest by David Borrie who, so far as was known, had no connection with Methodism but was an Elder of the Free Church of Scotland, provided for the erection of a WM church, with the gift of his house for a manse, in a place where there was then no Methodist society. The new building, which is still in use, was designed by David Smart of Perth and opened for worship in 1887. A notable feature is the stained glass memorial window by Robert Bell RA, subscribed by 13,000 men of the Labour Corps in gratitude for the Soldiers' Club run by the church in World War I.

Sources

  • S. Davis, Centenary of Methodism in Blairgowrie and Rattray, 1885-1985, reprinted in WHS(S), October 1985

Entry written by: MB
Category: Place

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