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We hold records for the many churches in and around Dundee. Find out more about Church Records in our Research Guide.

Please note: The Old Parochial Registers of baptisms and marriages were transferred to the custody of the Registrar General for Scotland in 1855 following the introduction of mandatory civil registration. These records have been indexed and are available to search and view online at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

Please note that as from 20th January 2020, all church records held under Charge and Superintendence will be temporarily returned to the National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh. This includes the following collections:

  • Dundee Presbytery Church of Scotland records (Ref: CH2 and CH3)
  • Ward Chapel Congregational Church records (Ref: CH14/4)

This is to allow for essential maintenance and improvement works to be carried out in the archive stores which will help to ensure the continued safety and security of the collections.

A limited selection of digitised pre-1900 Dundee Presbytery Church of Scotland records will continue to be available at the archive search room via the Scottish Documents website. Any further enquiries relating to access of these records should in the interim be directed to the National Records of Scotland.

Baptist

We hold the records of the following Baptist churches:

  • Seagate Baptist Church (GD/CH/B1/1)
  • Bell Street Chapel (GD/CH/B1/7)
  • Wellgate Mission (GD/CH/B1/17)
  • Arbroath Road Mission (GD/CH/B1/17)
  • Long Wynd Baptist Church (GD/CH/B1)
  • Ward Road Baptist Church (GD/CH/B1)
  • Rattray Street Baptist Church (GD/CH/B2)
  • Meadowside Church (GD/CH/B2)
  • Reform Street Church (GD/CH/B2)
  • Constitution Street Church (GD/CH/B2)
  • Broughty Ferry Baptist Church (GD/CH/B3)
  • Forfarshire & Perthshire Baptist Association (GD/CH/B4)

Congregational

We hold the records of the following congregational churches:

  • Queen Street Congregational Church, Arbroath (GD/CU/ARB)
  • Arbroath Secessional Church (GD/CU/ARB)
  • Broughty Ferry Congregational Church (GD/CU/BF)
  • Lindsay Street Congregational Church, Dundee (GD/CU/LS)
  • Princes Street Congregational Church, Dundee (GD/CU/D/PS)
  • Russell Chapel, Hawkhill, Dundee (GD/CU/D/RU)
  • Panmure - Trinity Congregationalist Church, Dundee (CH14/12)
  • Castle Street Congregational Church, Dundee (CH14/14)
  • Coupar Angus Congregational Church (CH14/23)
  • Gilfillan Memorial Church (GD/GMC)

Episcopalian

We hold records of the Cathedral Church of St Paul's, Dundee (Ref: GD/EC/DIO). Records of some other Episcopalian churches in the Dundee are held by the University of Dundee Archives.

  • Holy Cross Fintry (GD/TD/10)

Methodist

We hold records of the Dundee, Perth and Blairgowrie Circuit (GD/MC), including the following churches:

  • Peter Street Chapel
  • Tally Street Chapel
  • Victoria Road
  • Ward Road Church
  • Beechwood Methodist Church
  • Blairgowrie Methodist Church

Unitarian

We hold records of Dundee Unitarian Church (GD/UC)

Please contact us for further information on the records that we hold.

We also hold books and pamphlets about the history of these and other churches in the Dundee area. Please contact us to find out more.

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