Boat of Garten, Duthil and Kincardine Churches





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.



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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