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|1784||Laurieston Reformed Presbyterian Church||1876|
|1876||Laurieston Free Church||1900|
|1900||Laurieston United Free Church||1929|
|1929||Laurieston West Church of Scotland||1945|
1784: A petition for a disjunction by members of the eastern area of the Stirling congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church was accepted in November. Laurieston being central to the seven parishes said to be involved was chosen as the site for the new church.
1788: First minister ordained.
1789: Church built in James Street, but communion still held on the Knowe (which included “Congregation Hall” now part of Callendar Park) in the open in August. These occasions became like fair days for the village.
1863: Larger church rebuilt on the same site at a cost of £770. It had long sandstone steps facing the south, on each side of the door was a tall arched window. There were four large rectangular windows built into the east and west walls and a further two in the back gable. The architect was Binnie of Glasgow and the contractors also came from Glasgow. Opened October.
Old building opposite the church used as a hall.
Large church hall built.
1924: Re-opened after renovation.
1945: United with the Parish Church and West Church sold.
1820s: Erected on part of the Knowe.
MINISTERS OF LAURIESTON REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
|Jul 1788||Reid, John||Dec 1820|
|Mar 1822||Young, Hugh||Apr 1862|
|Feb 1864||Symington, Andrew||1869|
|Mar 1870||Hunter, James||Aug 1920|
|Oct 1920||Ross, John Herbert||Dec 1925|
|Apr 1926||Whyte, James||Jun 1936|
|May 1937||Paxton, William Fimister||Apr 1945|