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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 CH3/491
Title Records of Coatbridge Free Church / Coatbridge Free Middle Church / Coatbridge Middle United Free Church / Coatbridge Middle Church of Scotland
Dates 1844-1961
Access status Open
Location On site
Level Fonds
Admin history The congregation of Coatbridge Free Church, which sat within the Presbytery of Hamilton, was established in 1843 at the time of the Disruption. Worship initially took place in Brownlie's smithy, then in Ronald's Hall, until, after some difficulty, a site was secured and church and manse were erected. In 1876 the church was sold to the Miner's Mission and a new church was built. Upon the move to these new premises Coatbridge Free Church was renamed Coatbridge Middle Free Church. Following the union of the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church of Scotland, Coatbridge Middle Free Church became Coatbridge Middle United Free Church and upon the 1929 union between the Church of Scotland and the United Free Church of Scotland, Coatbridge Middle United Free became Coatbridge Middle Church of Scotland. In 1951 the church was completely destroyed by fire and as a consequence the congregation had to be transported to the buildings previously known as Drumpelier. The congregation of Coatbridge Middle Church of Scotland sits under the jurisdiction of the Presbytery of Hamilton.

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