Denny Broompark Church

Broompark Church

 

(SMR 1125)

NS 8105 8284

 

 

1797    Denny Associate Presbyterian Church          1820

1820    Denny United Associate Congregation          1847

1847    Denny United Presbyterian Church               1900

1900    Denny Broompark United Free Church         1929

1929    Denny Broompark Church of Scotland          1963

TIMELINE

1773: Congregation part of the original Erskine Church that met at Lochgreen, then Dennyloanhead.

It was proposed to enlarge the Dennyloanhead Church and the Denny residents asked for their own church building instead.  However, the Presbytery rejected that idea.

1787: Site secured in Denny and a church built.

1793: Sanction for a new congregation twice refused by the Burgher Presbytery, but in October 1793 Denny received supply of sermon from the Associate (Burgher) Presbytery of Stirling and Falkirk.

1797: Denny congregation formed – the first minister appointed January 1799 – Rev James Harrower.

1881: Church reconstructed in a rectangular plan designed by Burnet, architect, Glasgow at a cost of £1200.

Later additions at either end.

1898: Hall added.

1900-27: Church re-roofed and pipe organ installed.

1931: Union with the West Church failed.

1963: October 1st.   United with Denny West under the name of “Denny Westpark”.  Broompark church building was obtained by the council for demolition to make way for a car park, however, this development never proceeded and the building was converted into a community centre.

FITTINGS

1933: New communion table.

SEATING

450

ORGAN

1903: Organ installed.

WAR MEMORIAL

See separate page for War Memorial and Roll of Honour

MINISTERS OF DENNY BROOMPARK CHURCH

Jan 1799

Harrower, James April 1852

Feb 1844

Jeffrey, R T 1856

Feb 1857

White, Peter Oct 1878

Mar 1879

Smart, George Mar 1886

Mar 1879

McKellar, Duncan Campbell Dec 1905

Sep 1887

Yule, David Mailler Apr 1915

Jun 1906

Bains, Robert James Oct 1925

Apr 1926

MacLauchlan, Francis Joseph Lauchlan Apr 1931

Dec 1931

Berrie, Alexander Nov 1961

G.B. Bailey (2019)