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From: Anne Peat <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Wells Street Scotch Church, Marylebone
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 11:06:19 +0100
There is something about them here
and this is a definition of the Secession Church
> Secession Church, Scotland
> A church formed in 1733 by a group of people who broke away from the
> Church of Scotland over the practice of patronage (allowing wealthy
> landowners to choose the local ministers). In 1847 the Relief Church
> combined with the Secession Church to form the United Presbyterian
They became part of the United Free Church of Scotland in 1900 and
most ( apart from a small group of 'Continuing United Free Church'
rejoined the Church of Scotland ( which is Presbyterian) in 1929.
This site has a list of Presbyterian Churches in London, but doesn't
mention the Wells Street Church
so it looks like it may have disappeared.
You could contact The Church of Scotland in England at
15-17 Furnival Street
London EC4A 1AB
and ask if they have any information.
On 1 May 2005, at 22:32, Melanie Steer wrote:
> Hello to all,
> I was wondering if anyone knew where I might find some information on
> Wells Street Scotch Church, St Marylebone. I have found a number of
> christenings between 1792 and 1800 but can't find any information on
> 'net'. I have googled but apart from mentions in Rootsweb lists, there
> doesn't appear to be anything 'out there'.
> Many thanks for any help with this query.
> Bowral NSW Australia
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