Church Day Out

THE FIFE FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, 21 JUNE 1947 DISTRICT NEWS – EAST WEMYSS WORK PARTY DRIVE Members of St George’s Church Ladies’ Work Party and friends, numbering thirty took part in a very enjoyable bus drive to Oban on Monday. They passed through the picturesque countryside surrounding Lochearnhead, where a brief halt was made. ObanContinue reading “Church Day Out”

Death of Reverend George Bennett

FIFE FREE PRESS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1956 EAST WEMYSS DISTRICT NEWS – TRIBUTE TO FORMER MINISTER The Rev. Alex. Macrae paid tribute to a former minister of the Church, the Rev. George Bennett, at the morning service in St George’s on Sunday. Mr Bennett, who died recently, was minister of St George’s from 1916 toContinue reading “Death of Reverend George Bennett”

Reverend Neil Brodie Biography

THE EVENING TELEGRAPH, FRIDAY MARCH 18, 1892 DEATH OF A DISRUPTION MINISTER The death of the Rev. Neil Brodie, emeritus-minister of West Free Church, Pollokshaws, took place last Thursday at Wellpark House, Craigmore, Bute, where he had resided for some time past. Mr Brodie, who was in is 80th year, was born in Campbeltown, andContinue reading “Reverend Neil Brodie Biography”

Annual Meeting of Shandon Church in 1886

HELENSBURGH NEWS THURSDAY 22 APRIL 1886 SHANDON. FREE CHURCH. On the evening of Wednesday last the annual meeting of the congregation of the Free Church was held, the Rev. Hugh Miller, pastor, presiding. Reports as to the work and condition of the Church were made by Messrs Walter MacLellan, jun., and Kirkpatrick. These showed theContinue reading “Annual Meeting of Shandon Church in 1886”

Suffragette arson attempt at Shandon

Dear blog reader I’ve chosen to include the details of all the suffragette arson attempts reported at the same time to give an idea of what was happening. Best wishes Jacqueline ********************** STRATHEARN HERALD Saturday 13 December 1913 MORE SUFFRAGIST OUTRAGES DISASTROUS FIRES CLYDESIDE MANSION GUTTED Kelly House, Wemyss Bay, Fifth of Clyde, was completelyContinue reading “Suffragette arson attempt at Shandon”

Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 2

Dear blog reader This is part 2 of a series started last week on the appeal regarding Reverend John Brechin’s intoxication heard at the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland in 1881. Last week we heard up to Reverend John Brechin’s evidence and so we will continue from Reverend John Brechin’s evidence thisContinue reading “Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 2”

Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 1

GLASGOW HERALD MONDAY 23 MAY 1881 THE SHANDON CASE. DISMISSAL OF THE APPEAL. This case came before the Assembly [that is, the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland] in the shape of two protests and appeals – the first being one of a preliminary nature by the Presbytery of Dumbarton against the SynodContinue reading “Reverend John Brechin’s Appeal Part 1”

Character of a Shandon Minister

GLASGOW EVENING POST SATURDAY 19 MARCH 1892 The Rev Neil Brodie, of Pollokshaws Free Church, who died the other day, was succeeded in Shandon Free Church by three or four ministers who all held the fort for very short periods. Mr Brodie’s immediate successor was of an extremely irritable temperament, and immediately after his settlementContinue reading “Character of a Shandon Minister”

Fatal accident at Shandon

GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTEWEDNESDAY 5 JANUARY 1859 On the evening of New Year’s Day, Alexander Davidson, gardener with George Martin, Esq., Greenhill, was drowned by the upsetting of the ferry-boat. Davidson, who was not only a total abstainer, but a thoroughly consistent Christian man, attended the prayer meeting in Shandon Free Church inContinue reading “Fatal accident at Shandon”

William Priestley leaves Shandon Hydro

SOUTHERN REPORTER THURSDAY 22 AUGUST 1889 PRESENTATION Mr William Priestley, who has just been appointed to the post of manager of the Waverley Hydropathic Establishment, was recently presented with a pair of gold eye-glasses and a purse of forty sovereigns, on the occasion of him leaving the Shandon Hydropathic Establishment. The Rev. Hugh Miller, ofContinue reading “William Priestley leaves Shandon Hydro”