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CH3Records of Free, United Presbyterian, United Free and Other Protestant Churches1725-1891
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference CH3/446
Title Records of Portknockie Free Church
Dates 1868-1870
Access status Open
Level Fonds
Admin history The congregation of Portknockie Free Church, which sat within the Presbytery of Fordyce, was formed in 1843 at the time of the Disruption when the minister of Seafield Chapel-of-Ease adhered to the Free Church. The former Seafield minister was removed to another charge and the Portknockie congregation was combined with that of Cullen Free Church, until 1846 when a Free Church missionary was appointed to Portknockie. No site for the erection of a meeting house was obtained until 1853 when a school was built, which additionally served as a place of worship. Portknockie Free Church was sanctioned in 1863, but on a condition that could not be fulfilled until 1875, at which time the first Minister of Portknockie Free Church was settled. Following the union of the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church of Scotland in 1900, Portknockie Free Church became Portknockie United Free Church and upon the 1929 union between the United Free Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland, Portknockie United Free was renamed Portknockie North Church of Scotland. Portknockie North was reduced in status and served by missionaries until 1942 when a union was established between Portknockie North and Portknockie Seafield, under the name of Portknockie Church of Scotland. After this local union in 1951 the former North church was sold. Portknockie Church of Scotland was linked in 1970 with the congregation of Findochy and a further link followed in 1997 with Rathven. The linked congregation sits under the jurisdiction of the Presbytery of Moray.

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