Records of Anstruther: Chalmers Memorial Church, United Free

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Session minutes, 1909-1972; Deacon's and manager's minutes, 1901-1972; Communion roll, 1902-1973; Communion roll, removals and deaths, 1967-1972; Baptismal roll, 1914-1972; Proclamations, 1932-1972; Williamson benefaction book, 1893-1911; Property register, 1956.

Administrative / Biographical History

Following the union of the United Presbyterian Church and the Free Church of Scotland in 1900, Anstruther Free Church, which sat within the Presbytery of St Andrews, became Anstruther Chalmers Memorial, United Free Church and in 1904 the congregation of Anstruther Erskine was united to that of Chalmers Memorial, after which time the Anstruther Erskine church was sold. Following the 1929 union of the Church of Scotland and the United Free Church, Anstruther Chalmers Memorial U.F. became Anstruther Chalmers Memorial, Church of Scotland and in 1973 a union was established with the charge of Anstruther St Adrian's, under the name of Anstruther.

Sources: John Alexander Lamb, The Fasti of the United Free Church of Scotland 1900-1929 (Edinburgh, 1956) ; Hew Scott and others (ed.), Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, vols. 9-11 (Edinburgh, 1915-2000).

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment with the Archivist. Access to unpublished records less than 30 years old and other records containing confidential information may be restricted. Special conditions apply to photographs.

Acquisition Information

Held under charge and superintendence of the Keeper of Records for Scotland.


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

Other Finding Aids

Typescript catalogue available in St Andrews University Library Department of Special Collections and in National Archives of Scotland search rooms.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

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