Roll of Ministers - Clackmannan Parish Church

CLACKMANNAN PARISH CHURCH
CLACKMANNAN
SCOTLAND
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Roll of Ministers

Church History
Pre-reformation clergy

Please note, records do not show a complete time-line.
1361
Abbot Gilbert
1379
Maurice de Strathearn
1381
Fergus ???
1409
Henry Wardlaw
1545
Abbot Alexander

Since The Scottish Reformation - 1562
1562
John White
First minister after the Scottish Reformation.
1567
Walter Millar

1573
Patrick Laing

1574
James Dalmahoy
Reader named Thomas Myll.
1585
Alexander Wallace

1591
Richard Right
Formerly reader in the Chapel Royal of Charles I.
1626
Edward Right
Son of Richard, introduced by Charles I. In 1641 he became the minister of Glasgow Cathedral and was involved in both the national Covenant and the Solemn League and Covenant.
1642
Robert Wright

1673
James Forsyth

1687
Daniel Urquhart

1688
Vacancy

1700
John Wyllie
Died 1728.
1730Henry AdamDied 1738.
1741John HalyFor whom the present manse may have been built.
1772Robert BuchannanDied of fever in 1777.
1778Thomas OswaldFormerly minister of Crown Court Church in Covent Garden, London. Died December 1787.
1788Robert MoodiePresented by the Laird, Sir Thomas Dundas, against the wishes of the people who wanted the Assistant, Mr Moffat. This caused the formation of the Relief Church in Clackmannan.
1832John FlemingLeft Clackmannan to become Professor of Natural Philosophy at King's College, Aberdeen.
1835Peter BalfourFather of John Balfour, in turn Solicitor-General and Lord Advocate of Scotland. He was born in the present manse and died in 1877.
1862John GilchristDied 1877.
1878Alex Irvine-Robertson
1921Robert AgnewMoved from Clackmannan to Cardross in 1932.

Ministers - United Presbyterian Church
(Formed after the Laird, Sir Thomas Dundas, appointed Robert Moodie against the will of the congregation in 1788)
This Church later became known as the Erskine Church of Scotland

1789
David Lindsay

1834
James A Millar

1842
William Brown

1867
Andrew Whyte
Formerly minister of the U P Church, St Margarets-Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney. Died 1895.
1896
T B Hogarth

1900
H Carmichael
Last minister leading up to the triple unification of the churches in Clackmannan.

Ministers - Free Church
(Formed after the Great Disruption of 1843)
This Church later became known as the Mayfield Church of Scotland
1845
J McMillan

1855
J Drummond

1894
W M Ure

1907
D Guthrie


Ministers - Union of the Three Churches - 1932
(Formed by the union of St Andrews-on-the-Hill, Mayfield and Erskine Churches)
The first triple union in Scotland
This united Church became known as Clackmannan Parish Church of Scotland
Rev John Fleming
1832-1835
Rev Alex Irvine-Robertson
1878-1920
Rev Andrew Whyte
United Presbyterian Church
1867-1895
Rev D Guthrie and Elders
Mayfield Church of Scotland
Prior to Triple Union
Rev Dr T Crouther Gordon
1933-1966
1933 - 1966
Dr T Crouther Gordon

1967 - 1984
George McCutcheon

1985 - 1990
Ralph Taylor
In whose ministry older poor conditioned manse outbuildings were reconstructed and dedicated as the Bruce Memorial Hall.
1991 - 1998
Douglas Aitken
Formerly minister in Kenya, worked with the BBC as a religious broadcasting producer. Was responsible for introducing the floodlighting to the church exterior to celebrate the millenium. Died 2018.
1999 - 2006
James Gordon Mathew
Left to minister at Buckie: North, now retired.
2007 - 2018
Scott Raby
Left to minister at St Andrew's Parish Church, Fauldhouse.
Clackmannan Parish Church of Scotland
Port Street
Clackmannan
FK10 4JH

Tel: +44(0) 1259 214238
Email: office@clackmannankirk.org.uk
Charity Registered in Scotland SC002324


We are a Church of Scotland congregation and believe that God has called His people in Clackmannan Parish Church, under His guidance, to be a congregation committed to sharing Jesus' Word and Love with the community.
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