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Dumclog Memorial Kirk - History.
 

Dumclog Memorial Kirk

The first church building at Drumclog was opened in 1901, following the decision of Presbytery that the local population was large enough and the distance separating Strathaven great enough to warrant the erection of a church.

The construction was of corrugated iron, but with the agreement of the Avendale Kirk Session and the support not only of the local community but also of the Avendale Congregation this was replaced in 1912 by a most attractive stone built church.

It was named Drumclog Memorial Kirk in remembrance of the Battle of Drumclog fought in 1679 when the Covenanters defeated the Government troops.

On the first Sunday of June each year a memorial service is held at the monument erected at the site of the battle about 1.5 miles to the north west of the church.

Features of Drumclog include a stained-glass window depicting the Covenanters and also a copy of the banner, under which they fought at Drumclog and Bothwell Bridge, painted on the east wall.

The congregation celebrated the 80th anniversary of the opening of the church by funding the renovation of the central heating system hall and the redecoration of the church, hall and ancillary rooms.

Drumclog, like Avendale, is a beautiful place of worship which seats 200.

Past Ministers

  • 1563 – 1567 David Cunngham MA
  • 1567 – 1574 John Anderson
  • 1574 – 1576 John Hay
  • 1576 – 1588 Alexander Hamilton
  • 1588 – 1648 Alexander Norman MA
  • 1648 – 1669 Hugh Archibald MA
  • 1669 – 1672 William Hamilton
  • 1672 – 1673 James Hamilton
  • 1673 – 1684 Robert Young
  • 1684 – 1694 John Dalgleish MA
  • 1694 – 1698 Alexander Findlater MA
  • 1698 – 1714 John Hamilton
  • 1714 – 1740 Thomas Steel
  • 1740 – 1782 Robert Bell MA
  • 1782 – 1821 John Scott DD
  • 1821 – 1850 William Proudfoot
  • 1850 – 1874 Robert Reid Rae MA
  • 1874 – 1893 Duncan Taylor
  • 1893 – 1901 David Andrew Rollo BD
  • 1901 – 1904 Henry Grey Graham BD
  • 1904 – 1939 John Muirhead MD
  • 1939 – 1958 C Arthur Robertson BD
  • 1958 – 1970 William Arbuckle MA
  • 1970 – 1988 James P Fraser
  • 1988 – 2001 R Forbes Walker ThM
  • 2001 – 2008 Alan Gibson BA BD
  • 2010 – present Alan Telfer BD

 

 

59A Kirk St

Strathaven ML10 6LB,

UK

 

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