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We have four beautiful locations in our the Mid Strathearn parish where we worship regularly.
Gask Parish Church is situated in the centre of the Parish of Findo Gask. It was built and dedicated in 1800. Gask Church is linked to the United Church of Fowlis Wester, Madderty and Monzie. There is a Church Hall adjacent to the Church which is also used for Community Events and an active Guild which meets monthly on Monday afternoons during the winter months.
Monzie Kirk was built in1830-31 and replaced an earlier, much older building. Although it is not know when the first church was built, the medieval parish of Monzie is well documented from the 13th. Century onwards and the church was named after St.Laurence the Martyr. The list of ministers displayed in the porch starts from 1593.
The Kirk is fortunate to have magnificent windows designed by the Victorian artist Burne Jones together with a fine pipe organ by Hill Norman & Beard. Some relics from the earlier church have been preserved, including the "jougs" and a "breeches bible" and are on display. Sitting on a knoll above the road, surrounded by a historic graveyard, with the Shaggie Burn and its ancient packhorse bridge nearby. With the sound of birdsong from the trees and views towards Ben Vorlich in the west, this place exudes an aura of spirituality and tranquility which draws people back either to worship or as a place of quiet contemplation.
The present building used for weekly worship dates from 1668. Madderty Church sits amongst beautiful scenery in close proximity to Madderty School. Sunday School is held during church service time. There is also an active Guild which meets regularly from September to April each year. Our church extends a warm welcome to anyone who wishes to join us at any of our church services.
Set in the village of Fowlis Wester, our 13th century Kirk, dedicated to Saint Bean, is open daily all year round. Within the Kirk there are several Pictish stones and crosses - one that dates from the 8/9th century and two others that were built into the Kirk wall but are now on display. In the Vestry there are pictures from 1926 showing how the Kirk looked before the great renovation in 1927, along with the McBean tartan and photographs.
In the graveyard, at the back of the Communion table window, there is a Knight Templers gravestone with a sword and an axe carved on it. This is only a snap shot of what can be found in our Kirk and you are more than welcome to spend as much time as you like exploring the Kirk . Before you leave please sign the visitors book and if you wish leave a prayer on our prayer tree.