St. John's Methodist Church, Arbroath

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St. Johns Methodist Church
St. Johns Methodist Church is located in Angus
St. Johns Methodist Church
St. Johns Methodist Church
Location of St. John's Methodist Church in Angus
56°33′36.8″N 2°34′43″W / 56.560222°N 2.57861°W / 56.560222; -2.57861Coordinates: 56°33′36.8″N 2°34′43″W / 56.560222°N 2.57861°W / 56.560222; -2.57861
OS grid reference NO645410
Location Arbroath, Scotland
Country United Kingdom
Denomination Methodist
Founded 6 May 1772
Founder(s) John Wesley
Heritage designation Listed building
Designated 11 October 1971

St. John's Methodist Church, also known as Totum Kirkie, is a listed building founded by John Wesley on 6 May 1772.[1]


St. John's is an octagonal church—a style that was preferred by John Wesley.[2][3] The interior of the church has not been altered; however, the church was extended in 1882 and a church hall was built in 1896.[4]

The building became a Category B listed building on 11 October 1971.[5]


The Church's manse, located next door, is also a listed building.[5] The manse was a single story building completed in 1772, in 1869 an upper story was added.[2]


Archives relating to the church are held by Archive Services University of Dundee as part of the Arbroath and Montrose Methodist Circuit Collection.[6][7]


  1. ^ "St John's Methodist Church, Arbroath". Scotland's Churches Trust. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Arbroath Octagonal Chapel". Methodist Heritage. Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Serjeant, Ian. "Historic Methodist Architecture and its Protection". Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "St John's Methodist Church, Arbroath". Scottish Church Heritage Research. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "St. John's Methodist Church, 15 Ponderlaw Street". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Arbroath and Montrose Methodist Circuit". University of Dundee. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "MS 26 Methodist Church, Arbroath and Montrose". Archive Services Online Catalogue. University of Dundee. Retrieved 8 April 2013.