Halls at Free Church West, Perth

M107 Halls at Free Church West, Perth

Address: Tay Street, Perth PH1 5TF
Date: 1895–6
Client: Perth Free Church West
Authorship: Authorship category 3 (Office with Mackintosh) (Office with Mackintosh)
1871
23 November: Perth Free West Church, designed by John Honeyman, opens for worship. 1
1895
5 February: The minutes of the church's Deacons' Court reports the proposal to build a new hall 'in conjuction with erection of an organ and the repainting and decoration of the church'. 2
July: Date on drawings submitted to Perth Dean of Guild Court. 3
15 August: The Master of Works grants approval on behalf of Perth Dean of Guild Court. 4
1896
3 September: New buildings dedicated. 5
1897
9 February: Majority of contractors paid. 6
1965
Amalgamation of the congregations of the Free West Church with Bridgend, Middle and Wilson churches. The church is renamed St Matthew's. 7
1967–8
Major alterations to church and halls to update facilities and to incorporate stained glass and war memorials from the three other churches. 8

Notes:

1: St Matthew's Church, Perth: A Century of Worship and Service, 1871–1971, Privately printed, 1971, p. 3.

2: St Matthew's Church, Perth: A Century of Worship and Service, 1871–1971, Privately printed, 1971, p. 3.

3: Perth & Kinross Council Archives: Dean of Guild Court plans, DGP/1895/52a–d.

4: See stamp on drawings. Perth & Kinross Council Archives: Dean of Guild Court plans, DGP/1895/52a–d.

5: St Matthew's Church, Perth: A Century of Worship and Service, 1871–1971, Privately printed, 1971, p. 4.

6: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow: John Honeyman & Keppie / Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh job book, GLAHA 53061, pp. 14, 16.

7: St Matthew's Church, Perth: A Century of Worship and Service, 1871–1971, Privately printed, 1971, p. 5.

8: St Matthew's Church, Perth: A Century of Worship and Service, 1871–1971, Privately printed, 1971, p. 5.