Records of Ceres Free Church, Ceres South United Free Church and Ceres United Free Church

Scope and Content

Session minutes, 1844-1903 and 1913-1929; Communion roll, 1852-1867 and 1871-1903; Deacon's court minutes, 1846-1909; Congregational board minutes, 1913-1929; Account book, 1847-1876, 1880-1913 and 1918-1929; Member's contributions, 1918-1929; Baptismal register, 1877-1894.

Administrative / Biographical History

The congregation of Ceres Free Church was formed at the Disruption of 1843. In the beginning public worship was held in a temporary wooden building, but a church to house the congregation was erected soon after the establishment of the charge. Following the union of the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church of Scotland in 1900, Ceres Free Church became Ceres South, United Free Church and in 1913 a union was established with Ceres St Andrew's Road, under the name of Ceres U.F. Further union followed soon after in 1917 with Strathkinness to form the charge of Ceres and Strathkinness U.F. After the union of the United Free Church and the Church of Scotland in 1929, the designation became Ceres Church of Scotland.

Source: John Alexander Lamb, The Fasti of the United Free Church of Scotland 1900-1929 (Edinburgh, 1956).

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Acquisition Information

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Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project, based on description created by Lesley Doig and modified by Alan Borthwick, Scottish Archive Network project.

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