A Tale of 2 Churches
Duthil Old Parish Church
And Duthil/Carrbridge Church
(Situated within the village)
The first recorded church at Duthil, dedicated to St Peter, was built about 1400, probably on the site of an earlier building. The church has been rebuilt on several occasions. The New Statistical Account reports the pre-
When the building was closed and sold, its pulpit and Communion table and chair were removed and re-
Outside the Church there is an interesting, possibly pre -
Over the years Duthil Church has served as the primary charge for the whole of Abernethy. Kincardine and Boat of Garten were only Missionary stations until the end of the 19th century
Duthil old Parish Church
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Carrbridge Church is the church in current usage for the Parish. Opened in August, 1909. In 1976 it underwent a transformation with the completion of an extensive renovation scheme costing £7,609.It included the remodelling of the chancel to house the pulpit, Communion table and chair, from the disused OLD PARISH CHURCH AT DUTHIL. The Communion table is in memory of the Rev Patrick Grant, minister of Duthil in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries. From him were descended through his daughter, a number of distinguished people who are commemorated by Duthil memorial tablets. They include Field Marshall Sir Patrick Grant and General Sir Henry Fane Grant.
These tablets were "rescued" and placed in the Duthil Chapel -
The transept, was closed off to form a church hall A feature of the renovation is the panelling at the back of the chancel, which is floodlit, and the cross which is lit from the rear. The Woman's Guild provided a red carpet in the chancel. Oil-
The renovated church was dedicated by the Rev Dr Horace Walker, Secretary of the Church of Scotland Home Board.
The opening ceremony, was performed by the Moderator of the Presbytery of Abernethy, the Rev. James Boyd, Nethybridge.