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Bon Accord Free Church
Bon Accord Free Church
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Location Aberdeen
Country Scotland
Denomination Free Church of Scotland
Churchmanship Evangelical
Weekly attendance 150-200
Website www.bafreechurch.org.uk
History
Former name(s) St. Columba Free Church
Founded 1845
Architecture
Functional status Active
Style Granite
Specifications
Capacity 700
Number of floors 4
Number of domes 2
Materials Granite
Administration
Parish Aberdeen
Presbytery Edinburgh and Perth
Clergy
Minister(s) Rev David MacPherson
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Bon Accord Free Church is a congregation of the Free Church of Scotland in Aberdeen.

History

A Bon Accord Free Church was created in the Disruption of 1843.

The current building was designed in 1894 by the architect Robert Gordon Wilson on the site of the Union Baptist Chapel and opened in 1896. Following the Union of 1900 it became the Bon Accord United Free Church. From 1962 to 1974 it was Bon Accord St Paul's Church before reverting to Bon Accord Free Church in 1974.

Over the years, Bon Accord has had a number of ministers, each making their own impact upon the Church. Throughout the years, the Church has maintained its commitment to the gospel and to a strong preaching ministry.

Ministers

Name Years Left to
Hector Cameron 1975–1982 Killearnan, Black Isle
Alex MacDonald 1983–1993 Buccleuch and Greyfriars, Edinburgh
Iver Martin 1997–2003 Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
David MacPherson August 2008 – January 2020

Buildings

The congregation has been in the Bon Accord building ever since it was bought in 1977. Before this, they used a building on Dee Street until the building became too small for them during the 1970s. The present building on Rosemount Viaduct seats around 700 people.

Services

As with all Free Churches there are two services on a Sunday, each service generally consists of 4 psalms, a Bible reading and a sermon as well as prayer.

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