Robert Murray McCheyne and St Peters


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St Peter’s Free Church in Dundee is famous throughout the evangelical world for being the church of Robert Murray McCheyne. But many of those who come to the church now, know very little about McCheyne; and many of those who are aware of McCheyne know very little about the current St Peters. This short article is intended to remedy those deficiencies in knowledge!

Birth and Background – Robert Murray McCheyne, the last of Adam and Lockhart McCheyne’s children, was born on 21 May 1813 at 14 Dublin St, Edinburgh. His father was a lawyer and he grew up in a comfortable, middle-class, well educated and well connected home. After attending Edinburgh high school he entered the University of Edinburgh in the winter of 1827 aged 14. As well as a good home and an excellent education, Robert had many friends. He was athletic, tall, popular, intelligent, well educated…

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