St Columba’s. When the railway came in the mid 19th century there was no church in Boat of Garten. Worshippers went to either Kincardine or Duthil. Because of the distances to the other churches and the burgeoning population of the village it became the practice towards the end of the 19th century to hold services of an evening in the local school, the waiting room of the railway on a so-called Missionary basis – i.e an outpost of the established church of Duthil.
In 1881 a number of local worthies – notably the Minister of Duthil, the Missionary Minister, the Stationmaster, the Postmaster and the Station Hotel Keeper approached the Seafield Estates with a petition for the establishment of a Missionary Station and the building of a place for it. Money had already been promised by the Church of Scotland.
For some reason nothing happened until the end of the century when records show that a feu charter had been granted by the estate and in summer 1900 the church was finished at a cost of some £820.00.
Kincardine was joined to Boat in 1911 – the whole still on a missionary basis from Duthil. The United Free Church who had been using the village hall (built at the turn of the century), joined the Church of Scotland in 1929 – thus strengthening the church and its usage and its independence – although the church only became independent in 1931.
Shortly after that, in 1932 and in some ways to celebrate this authorised permanent status the Manse was built. In 1934 the Church Hall was added and it remains one of the focuses of village life.
In recent years the parishes of Boat of Garten, Duthil and Kincardine were united under the leadership of the Rev Donald Walker.
St. Columba’s, Duthil and Kincardine Church Services
|St Columba’s||10.00am, Every Sunday|
|Duthil||11.30am, Every Sunday|
|Kincardine||6pm, Second Sunday, March to November; also Christmas and Easter.|
|Church of Scotland Guild||BofG 7.30pm, Second Monday, October to April: Duthil 7.30pm 1st Wednesday|
Winter/ Spring 2016 Useful dates
St Columba’s, Boat of Garten & Duthil Church, Carrbridge
& Kincardine (BDK)
|18/02||12.30pm||Duthil Soup Lunch||Duthil Church, CarrBridge|
|23/02||7.00pm||BDK Kirk Session||St Columba’s,|
|27 -28.02||All day||BDK Prayer Weekend||Duthil Church,|
|04/03||7.00pm||World Day of Prayer Service||Duthil Church,|
|06/03||10.00am||Mothers Day Service||St Columba’s|
|13/03||6.00pm||First Kincardine Service||Kincardine Church|
|14/03||7.30pm||BofG Guild||St Columba’s|
|15/03||12.30pm||Duthil Soup Lunch||Duthil Church|
|20/03||10.30am||Joint BDK Service Palm Sunday & ASM||St Columba’s|
|24/03||10.30am||Deshar School Easter Service||St Columba’s|
|24/03||19.30pm||Joint Tenebrae Service||St Columba’s|
|25/03||11.00am||Ospreys Walk & picnic||St Columba’s|
|25/03||19.00pm||Joint Service with Abernethy||Abernethy Church|
|27/03||08.00am||Easter Morning Early Service||Loch Garten|
|27/03||10.00am||Easter Service||St Columba’s,|
|27/03||11.30am||Easter Service||Duthil Church|
|11/04||19.30pm||BofG Guild AGM||St Columba’s|
|21/04||12.30pm||Duthil Soup Lunch||Duthil Church|
|03/05||12.30pm||Soup & Sandwiches||St Columba’s|
|17/05||12.30pm||Duthil Soup Lunch||Duthil Church|
Click here for a brief history of Duthil Church and then scroll down
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