St Bridget's

“In 1394, a new church was built near the present site by the Earl Marischal, Sir William Keith, and dedicated to St Brede (St Bridget's)”

The link with St Bridget's is continued in the name of the Hall-Church, located near the heart of Stonehaven itself.

In 1885 the Kirk Session of Dunnottar decided they needed a mission church owing to the increase of population in the parish and in particular to benefit the people of the Old Town. To raise funds a two day bazaar was arranged to be held on Thursday 19th and Saturday 21st August 1886 in the Town Hall of Stonehaven.

In 1888 on Wednesday 25th January, 18 months later the new St. Bridget's Church was opened. The seating capacity was 400 but under current regulations we are never likely to be allowed to exceed 200.

In 1970 St Bridget's Church was rededicated as St Bridget's Hall Church after extensive internal re-modelling. The Pulpit, Choir, Organ and all the fixed pews were removed and a small but fully functional stage built in to make the building multi-functional. The facilities were enhanced by two extensions one of which provided a vestibule with cloakrooms / toilets and the other a full sized catering kitchen, a small toilet and a room for the gas central heating boiler.

St Bridget's Hall-Church is now used for the Evening Communion and for meetings of all the Church's organisations. It is also let out to community organisation such as the Stonehaven Heritage Society, the Thomson Memorial Fellowship, and various social or health orientated groups.