Who are we?

Aberuthven and Dunning is a Church of Scotland Parish in South West Perthshire with two worship centres at Aberuthven and Dunning. The Parish is linked with the neighbouring parish of Aberdalgie and Forteviot to the North East.

Photo of Kirk Session

Members of the Kirk Session


The parish was formed in January 2014 from part of the former Parish known as the Stewartry of Strathearn, with the remaining part becoming Aberdalgie and Forteviot Parish. Despite the comparatively recent formation, Aberuthven and Dunning is the modern continuation of a church tradition in the area which traces its roots back to medieval times.

Worship Centres

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Aberuthven Church


Dunning Church and Hall

Dunning Church


Aberuthven and Dunning is part of the Church of Scotland and is governed by Church laws and procedures. This means the governing body is the Kirk Session, made up of Elders and the minister who chairs meetings. Since we don't currently have a permanent minister an Interim Moderator has been appointed to fulfil this role. The members of the Kirk Session are the charitable trustees of Aberuthven and Dunning. The Kirk Session are responsible to Perth Presbytery and ultimately to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Although the Kirk Session has overall responsibility for the Church locally, in practise it has appointed convenors to take primary responsibility for many of the key functions, in some cases with teams to support them in their work. All convenors and teams are accountable to the Kirk Session and will normally provide regular reports to the Kirk Session as required.

Office Bearers

Minister: Mr James Aitchison

Session Clerk: Mr Allan Kelman

Deputy Session Clerks: Mrs Rosemary Cameron,
                  Mrs Susan Gray, Mrs Betty Taylor

Communications: Mrs Mary Ritchie

Safeguarding: Mrs Jean Young

Children and Youth: Mrs Doreen Dunbar

Finance: Mr William Kettles

Treasurer: Mrs Jane Young


Fabric: Mr Maarten Versteeg

World Church: Mrs Frances Philip

Social and Fundraising: Mrs Frances Philip

Prayer: Mrs Pamela Bain

Presbytery Elder: Mrs Fiona Duff

Webmaster: Mr Alan Duff

Roll Keeper: Mr John Bancewicz

Church and Society: Mr Alan Duff