Church Records

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

Church of Scotland (CH2)

We hold the records of the Church of Scotland churches within the presbytery of Dundee. As well as the records of the individual churches we also hold records of the meetings of the Presbytery of Dundee (CH2/103). Please note that in Dundee there was a united General Kirk Session for the churches that made up the City Churches (CH2/1218).

View a list of Church of Scotland churches we hold records for.

Free Church and United Free Church (CH3)

Most of these churches split from the Church of Scotland in the 19th century. They all merged with Church of Scotland congregations in 1929. The Free Church Presbytery Records are held under the reference (CH3/91).

View a list of Free Church and United Free Church records we hold.


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)


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)
  • Ward Chapel Congregational Church, Dundee (CH14/4)
  • 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)


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)


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


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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