It was on this day that our founders and the first pastor met at Wellcroft House, Bellfield, the home of James Walker and resolved to form a church.
For a time they met in members homes but on Sunday 1st of May they met for the first public service which was held in the small upper hall of the Conservative Association.
The first 6 deacons were elected on the 11th of May. They consisted of the 5 founders and John Robertson, owner of the Star Foundry.
Sunday services were held at 11:30am and 6:30pm.
An application to the Baptist Union of Scotland was made in August 1887 and the Union Committee made a unanimous decision of acceptance to the Council. Peter Mackintosh and James Walker served as the first delegates.