The history of the Church - a timeline

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816: Evidence of a church in Banff

 

1178-1199: The Parish Church in Banff chartered

 

1323: Henry of Spynie the earliest known vicar

 

1471: Church rebuilt

 

1591: Banff Parish was separated from Alvah

 

1634: Banff Parish was separated from Boyndie

 

1761: Old Church ‘in a ruinous state’ (and pulled down in 1797)

 

1789-90: Present Church was built

 

1839: Spire added

 

1843: The Disruption: Banff Free Church established on site opposite the Castle

 

1877: Present Banff Parish Church renovated, a harmonium introduced and five stained glass windows inserted

 

1914: Banff United Free Church established after union with Banff Trinity Church

 

1927: Banff Parish Church renovated and reconstructed. A chancel and apse, an organ chamber and vestry were erected; a Communion table, pulpit and baptismal font added and three stained glass windows inserted in the chancel and the interior renovated. Suite of Church Halls erected.

 

1929: Trinity United Church reunites with Church of Scotland and becomes Banff Trinity Church

 

1961: Banff Trinity joins Alvah Parish Church

 

1994: A single Parish Church in Banff is formed from union of Banff Parish Church with Banff Trinity and Alvah Parish Church.

The Church Organ

Built by Conacher, rebuilt by Hilsdon 1928.

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