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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 CH3/593
Title Records of Latheron Free Church / Latheron United Free Church / Latheron West Church of Scotland
Dates 1892-1937
Access status Open
Location On site
Level Fonds
Admin history The congregation of Latheron Free Church, which sat within the Presbytery of Caithness, was established in 1843 at the time of the Disruption when the minister of the Parish, and the majority of the population of Latheron, adhered to the Free Church. Worship took place for a short time in the open air until a church was erected and opened in December 1843. Following the union of the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church of Scotland, Latheron Free Church became Latheron United Free Church and upon the 1929 union between the United Free Church of Scotland and the Church of Scotland, Latheron United Free Church was renamed Latheron West Church of Scotland. In 1938 Latheron West formed a union with the congregation of Latheron Old, under the name of Latheron Church of Scotland. After this local union both churches remained in use alternately, the Old church in the summer months and the West church in the winter. In 1969 Latheron established a link with Berriedale and Dunbeath Ross and the linked charge of Latheron Church of Scotland sits under the jurisdiction of the Presbytery of Caithness.

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