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 7.30pm, Second Monday, October to April

St Columba’s  Church

Wednesday 2nd December 7.00pm Service of Remembering lost loved    ones St Columba’s ChurchBofG

Christmas Services 2015

Sunday 13th December 10.00am Christingle Service St Columba’s Church,  BofG
Sunday 20th December 10.00am Morning Worship St Columba’s Church , BofG
Thursday 24th December 9.45pm Carols and Christmas Eve Watchnight Service St Columba’s Church,  BofG
Friday 25th December 10.00am Christmas  Day  Short Family Service St Columba’s Church,  BofG
Sunday 27th December 10.00am End of Year Thanksgiving Service St Columba’s Church,  BofG

Kincardine Church

Christmas Services 2015

Sunday 20th  December 6.00pm Candlelight  Service of Lessons and Carols Kincardine Church,BofG

Duthil Church

Thursday 3rd December 7.00pm Service of Remembering lost loved ones Duthil Church, CarrBridge


Christmas Services 2015

Sunday 13th December 11.30am Morning Worship Duthil Church, Carrbridge
Sunday 20th December 11.30am Morning Worship Duthil Church, CarrBridge
Monday 21st December 6.30pm Carols in the Carpark Carpark, CarrBridge
7.00pm Christingle Service in the Church Duthil Church ,CarrBridge
Thursday 24th December 11.15pm Carols & Christmas Eve Watchnight Service Duthil Church, CarrBridge
Friday 25th December  11.30am  Christmas Day Short Family Service Duthil Church, CarrBridge
Sunday 27th December 11.30am End of year Thanksgiving Service Duthil Church, CarrBridge

Click here for a brief history of Duthil Church and then scroll down

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