Kirk Session Minutes

16 March 2021

(update from NRS a couple of days later
No records for Archattan Parish Church as a distinct entity, prior to or following its union with Muckairn, have ever been deposited with the National Records of Scotland. Records deposited by Muckairn Kirk Session, which include some from the time of the unified parish, can be found under the catalogue reference CH2/379 (see for a list of those currently available online).

Kirk session minutes released on Scotlandspeople

Ardchattan is not on there - some of Muckairn is but not finding anything of the Ardchattan records when they are cojoined, from very cursory search - please let us know if you spot any

Glenorchy and Innishail


Lismore and Appin

CH2 Records of Church of Scotland synods, presbyteries and kirk sessions 1569-2006
Reference CH2/379
Title Records of Muckairn Kirk Session
Dates 1775-1925
Access status Open
Location On site
Admin history There first existed a church at Muckairn in the early 13th century. It was built by Harald, the first Bishop of Argyle, and was in ancient years referred to as Cilleasbuig Earaildd (Bishop Harald's Church). In 1618 the parish of Muckairn was united with Ardchattan and, apart from being briefly separated between 1649 and 1664, they remained united until 1846 when Muckairn was disjoined quoad sacra from Ardcahttan. The present day church of Muckairn, which was built in 1829, stands close to the ruins of the 12th century church. After the 1929 union of the Church of Scotland and the United Free Church, Muckairn parish church was united with the former United Free congregation of Muckairn West. Following the union, the Muckairn West church became the church hall and the old parish church remained in use for worship . Muckairn was later linked with Kilchrenan and Dalavich in 1980. The kirk session sat within the presbytery of Lorn until 1963 when, by Act of General Assembly, the Presbytery of Lorn and the Presbytery of Mull were united under the name of the Presbytery of Lorn and Mull.

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