Larbert Free Church

Larbert Free Church(SMR 133)

NS 8705 8295

 

1843

Larbert Free Church  

1900

also Stenhousemuir FC  

1929

Larbert East United Free Church 1929

1929

Larbert East Church of Scotland  

TIMELINE

1843: The Rev John Bonar of Larbert Parish Church walked out and started to preach at Cargill’s Thorn in the name of the Free Church.

1844: Small church erected in Kirk Avenue facing Main Street at a cost of £700.  The building at the east end of the parish was an unassuming structure with a burial ground.

1900: New church building begun.

1903: Church opened in March at a cost of £5,000 on the site of the old church.

1914-18: Church hall used as canteen.

1918: Halls destroyed by fire.

1924: New halls cost £3,400.  Memorial stone laid 28th December 1923.  Above the door is the motto “NEC TAMEN CONSUMEBATUR”.

MANSE

1880s: Manse on east side of Stirling Street.

1929?  New manse in Carronvale Road to replace old manse 1.5 miles from the church.

1938: Manse sold to Stirling C.C. for £430.

BELL

1887: 8.25 cwt in B-flat.

WINDOW

See separate entry for stained glass.

MINISTERS OF LARBERT FREE CHURCH

1843

Bonar, John  

May 1868

MacPherson, Finlay Dec 1893
  Balfour, Peter Oct 1895

Mar 1896

Bogle, Andrew Nisbet Jul 1903

Sep 1903

Spence, Alexander Easton Apr 1911

Aug 1911

Mitchell, William Chisholm Apr 1925

Sep 1925

Fulton, John Wilson Apr 1946

Dec 1946

McPhail, Peter Feb 1958

Jul 1958

Melrose, James Henderson Loudon Oct 1969

Feb 1964

Murray, Eric John  

1995

Crosthwaite, M  

 

 

 

G.B. Bailey (2019)