History

St Mary’s has a rich history.

The church, which was originally provided by Helen, Lady Aberdour, was consecrated on Tuesday, 24th September, 1850 by Bishop Terrot, Bishop of Edinburgh. It was never a private family chapel. From the start it was a place of public worship in the Anglican tradition.

Our Christian heritage goes back much further than this as the cross slab (see right) which stands in the church grounds to the east of the church building testifies.

This standing stone dates from the 10th/11th century and was moved in the late 19th/early 20th century from the nearby Torbane Hill.

 

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standing stone