Daily Archives: July 10, 2014

A Brief History of Perth’s Churches

St John’s Church – Monasteries – Chapel 1559 – John Knox – Church of Scotland – Presbyterianism 17th Century – Conventicles – Secret meetings held. The Covenanters adhered to the National Covenant. The Stuarts ruled by “Divine Right”. They believed that they were the Head of the Church. James VI […]

Thomas Semton ~ Clergyman and Moderator of the Church of Scotland

A clergyman born at Gask in Perthshire in 1536 Thomas Semton studied Philosophy at St Andrew’s University. He had attended school with James Lawson and Alexander Arbuthnot. Appointed to the post of Regent at Salvator’s College, Thomas Meton left for Europe during the Reformation. In 1578 after his return to […]