Stenhousemuir Universalist Church records

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Stenhousemuir Universalist Church
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Jubilee pamphlet and manuscript history of congregation

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Stenhousemuir Universalist Church was established in April 1867 with the Rev James Ure Mitchell as minister. Lay preachers included James Graham, George Ure, Andrew Ure and Robert Stark. The congregation - with the only Universalist Church building in Britain - closed in the 1920s.

The congregation's origins were in meetings held in the Corn Exchange, Falkirk, by Rev J U Mitchell and Rev R S Bowie to further Universalist ideas.

After the church was formed in Stenhousemuir, Mitchell went to Dunfermline to form another congregation and then to America to get support to build a church in Dunfermline. The Stenhousemuir congregation continued with lay preachers and established links with American Universalists. In 1910 the Rev E T Russell was the McQuaker Trust Missionary and thereafter the congregation joined the Scottish Unitarian Association.
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