Bourtie Church
Meldrum & Bourtie Parish Church of Scotland 

Registered Charity No. SC015960

Services: 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month at 9.45am


Rev. Alison Jaffrey
The Manse
17 Benview Gardens Oldmeldrum
AB51 0FY

Tel: 01651 872250  

Presbytery Elder

Mrs. Jean Mitchell
6 Cowgate
AB51 0EN

Tel: 01651 872745  

General Enquiries

Address: Kirkton of Bourtie off Oldmeldrum to Inverurie Road


OS Map Reference: NJ804248
Car Parking: 
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Toilets: Available
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Church History

Bourtie Kirk has a tradition of over 800 years of Christian worship. It lies in the midst of Aberdeenshire fields at Kirkton of Bourtie, over Barra hill from Oldmeldrum.

An excellent historical account of Bourtie can be found in The New Statistical Account of Scotland (1845), Volume XII - Aberdeen Parish of Bourtie. Read it now by clicking here (opens in a new window)

An extensive history of the Kirk can be found in the following book:

Bourtie Kirk - 800 Years by Marian Youngblood, ISBN 09526 3652-2 published by Cleopas Publications, Inverurie AB51 0JS Scotland. 

If you have difficulty obtaining a copy you may contact the author direct by email at this address:

A fairly traditional service is held at Bourtie Kirk on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month unless otherwise intimated. It attracts a small but faithful congregation (of about 12 in number) on each occasion.

Additional special services are also held including the popular Carol Service followed by Christmas mince pies and mulled wine, and the Agriculture Theme Service held every second year, followed by a barbecue in the adjacent field with local farmers showing the children their tractors and produce.


26, St. Ninians
AB51 7HF 


Phone: +44 (0)1467 651470