Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, Oban

Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, Oban

Denomination: Scottish Episcopal
Address: George Street, Oban, PA34 5NY
Local Authority: Argyll & Bute
Listing: C

Church Overview

The cathedral is a small part of the projected building, consisting of chancel, crossing, nave of one bay and one transept by James Chalmers 1908. This was attached at right angles to the original church by J Thomson of Glasgow built in 1864. In 1882, a side was built onto the parish church; this was divided from the nave by a glazed screen with doors, by Ian G. Lindsay & Partners 1958, to form a narthex and baptistery. Tall reredos on a Scottish theme with painting of the Ascension set in the West Highlands by Norman Macdougall. Vast hovering bronze eagle. Choir stalls in form of Celtic graveyard. Much Iona marble and terrazzo.

The Cathedral of St John the Divine is a Destination Hub on the St Columba Pilgrim Journey.


Sunday: 8.00 am, 10.15 am; Wednesdays 11.00 am

Opening Arrangements

Open daily


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Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, Oban


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