from 2nd July 2017, Montrose Methodist Church and Knox’s United Free Church have been worshipping together at
65 Mill St,
Services 11.00am Sunday
* According to the Methodist tradition; 2nd and 4th Sundays in a month
* According to the Presbyterian tradition of the United Free Church; other Sundays in a month
John Wesley visited Montrose in May 1770. The following is an extract from his diary from that day:
“Sunday May 6th I came to Montrose about noon. I had designed to preach there but found no notice had been given. However, I went down to the green and sang a hymn. People presently flocked from all parts, and God gave me great freedom of speech; I hope we did not meet in vain.”
In 1784 a Methodist Society was founded in Montrose. It is not known where the first Methodist Church was situated.
A new Methodist chapel was opened in Montrose in October 1814. The Methodist Meeting House is shown on John Wood’s town plan of Montrose, dated 1822. It was on the corner of Market Street and Chapel Street, then known as Westback Street and Wynd respectively. This building is currently a hairdressing salon. The building recently sold was constructed in 1874 – see the Scottish Churches record.