The Parish Church was built in 1790 as a rectangular structure with a porch and bellcote, which were later reconstructed in the Gothic style. Originally a Chapel of Ease, the church occupied an important place in village life. Substantial renovation was undertaken by the Cayzer family in the early part of the 20th century, with the installation of stained glass windows and a new set of pews.
After the Disruption in 1843, the incumbent of the Parish Church left to join the Free Church and a Free Church building was erected in Gartmore in 1847.
In 1936 the two churches were united and the old Free Church building is now the Village Hall, which is used by a variety of village organisations. Gartmore had its own manse and minister until 1983 when the Parish Church was linked with Buchlyvie, where the minister now serves both charges.
Gartmore Parish Church.
We are a small but happy group of people worshipping together here in Gartmore. We meet every Sunday at 10.00 am for morning worship and everyone and anyone is welcome to come and join us.
We have a lively Sunday Club for Children which meets at the same time.
We would be delighted if you wish to come and share worship with us. Our worship is informal, inclusive and certain to make you feel better!
We have Tea and Coffee at the end of the service on the first Sunday in the month.
We have a Discussion group which meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.
Morning Worship: 10.00 am on Sunday Morning.
Sunday Club meets at 10.00 am on a Sunday Morning.
Family Services: Generally on the first Sunday of the month followed by Tea and Coffee.
Communion: The last Sunday in April and October.
6 Churches Together Evening Services in Advent and Lent and Easter Sunday Morning at 8.00 am at David Marshall Lodge.
Discussion Group: Second and Last Tuesdays at 7.30 pm in the Session House at the Church.
We are also part of a grouping of six congregations in this area - 6 Churches Together and from time to time we have special services and events with our friends in the surrounding villages.
Our minister is Elaine MacRae and our Session Clerk is Janet Bilett.
We hope you are settling in to life in Gartmore and beginning to feel part of the village, we look forward to welcoming you to Church. With every good wish,
Your friends at Gartmore Church.
Minister: Rev. Elaine H. Mac Rae B.D.
Session Clerk: Janet Billett