St John's Methodist Church, Arbroath

St John's Methodist Church, Arbroath

Denomination: Methodist
Address: 15 Ponderlaw Street, Arbroath, DD11 1EU
Local Authority: Angus
Listing: B

Church Overview

Opened for worship by the Rev John Wesley on 6 May 1772. Built in the octagonal style favoured by Wesley, this is the only one of these churches left in Scotland. Known as the ‘Totum Kirkie’ – probably due to its shape bring similar to the four- or six-sided top or totum spun in games of chance. Remodelled and porch and vestibule added 1883. The Lifeboat Window is a Memorial to the loss of the Lifeboat Robert L Lindsay and six crew members in 1953. Old Manse adjacent to church.


Sunday: 11.00 am

Opening Arrangements

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St John's Methodist Church, Arbroath


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