Churches: Wormit Church

Wormit West Church 1934
D C Thomson
Wormit East Church Riverside Road
Wormit Churches, East and West

Since 1933 Wormit Church has been a united congregation of two former churches, the former West Church on Bay Road, and the former East Church on Riverside Road. The West Church was the Parish Church, and the East Church was the Free Church.

Wormit West Church

Wormit West Church began in a mission hall in a building converted by the Kirk Session of Forgan for the developing village. Fund raising allowed the construction of a purpose built hall, opened in 1895. The first minister, Rev Robert Mitchell was ordained in 1898.  Holding the status of a mission station at first, it became Wormit Parish Church in 1911.

Wormit East Church

The first Free Church building on the main road site was actually a hall, constructed in 1894-5 for the purpose of Free Church services. It was named the Wormit Free Church Preaching Station. In 1898 the Preaching Station was raised to the status of a Free Church, and the present day church building was opened in 1901.

United!

After the union in 1929 of the Church of Scotland and the Free Church of Scotland there was no longer a need for two separate churches in Wormit.  With the resignation of both ministers in 1932/1933 the union then became possible and desirable. The first minister of the united church was the Rev James Hutchison. Since then the church on Riverside Road has been used, with the Bay Road church being used as hall accommodation and renamed West Hall.

For more information on the early United Presbyterians in Wormit read William Owen’s blog article.

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