Edinburgh and Perth

New congregation in Montrose begins this weekend

October 30, 2015

The Free Church will be starting Sunday services in Montrose this weekend following a 100-year absence from the Angus town.

Grace Church Montrose will meet in the Scott Jubilee Hall off St Mary's Road, opposite the Montrose Academy Square.

The first service is this Sunday (1 November) at 11am followed by a buffet lunch, with Sunday services at 11am taking place thereafter.

It will initially be linked to St Peter's Free Church, Dundee, who will help supply preachers until the new church becomes more established and a minister can be called. 

Rev David Robertson, minister at St Peter's and this year's Moderator of the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland, and the Free Church's mission director Rev David Meredith will lead this Sunday's worship.

A spokesperson for the new church said: “We are delighted that this new venture is starting on Sunday in partnership with the Free Church. 

“We would like to extend a warm invitation to come and worship with us as we seek to preach the Gospel of Jesus in the town.   

“We are really excited to be part of this and trust God will be glorified through it.”

Rev David Robertson added: “We have had a desire for many years to plant a church in Montrose. 

“There is now a group who would like to start a new church and we will be delighted to help take them forward.”

Following the 1843 Disruption there were three Free Church congregations in Montrose - St George’s, St John’s and St Paul’s. 

However all three decided to join the United Free Church in 1900 and later in 1929 they became Church of Scotland.

Everyone is welcome at Sunday’s inaugural service for Grace Church Montrose, which will include a children's Sunday Club and crèche, followed by a buffet lunch.