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TITLE
Ministers of the Disruption. Synod of Argyll 1
EXTERNAL ID
Z_QZP40_21935_P803
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
10394
KEYWORDS
churches
Disruption
Free Church
Established Church
presbyterianism
Ministers of the Disruption. Synod of Argyll 1

The Patronage Act of 1712 attempted to reintroduce a system of Patronage into the Church of Scotland. This meant that the local landowner, or Patron, and not the people would choose the minister of a church. This was highly unpopular with the congregations as the patron did not always have the best interests of the church at heart. In 1843 this conflict caused the church to split. Almost 500 ministers walked out of the Church of Scotland General Assembly to form the Church of Scotland Free (later the Free Church of Scotland).

This list of ministers who left the Established Church in 1843 shows those from the Synod of Argyll.
Presbytery of Dunoon and Inveraray.
Presbytery of Kintyre.
Presbytery of Islay.
Presbytery of Lorn and Mull.

'Annals of the Disruption; with extracts from the narratives of Ministers who left the Scottish Establishment in 1843', by Rev Thomas Brown (1893)

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Ministers of the Disruption. Synod of Argyll 1

1840s

churches; Disruption; Free Church; Established Church; presbyterianism

Highland Libraries

Annals of the Disruption

The Patronage Act of 1712 attempted to reintroduce a system of Patronage into the Church of Scotland. This meant that the local landowner, or Patron, and not the people would choose the minister of a church. This was highly unpopular with the congregations as the patron did not always have the best interests of the church at heart. In 1843 this conflict caused the church to split. Almost 500 ministers walked out of the Church of Scotland General Assembly to form the Church of Scotland Free (later the Free Church of Scotland).<br /> <br /> This list of ministers who left the Established Church in 1843 shows those from the Synod of Argyll.<br /> Presbytery of Dunoon and Inveraray.<br /> Presbytery of Kintyre.<br /> Presbytery of Islay.<br /> Presbytery of Lorn and Mull.<br /> <br /> 'Annals of the Disruption; with extracts from the narratives of Ministers who left the Scottish Establishment in 1843', by Rev Thomas Brown (1893)