Fowlis Wester Parish Church

Fowlis Wester Parish Church

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
OS Reference:   NN928240
Address:   Fowlis Wester, PH7 3NL
Local Authority:   Perth & Kinross
Listing:   B

Church Overview

St Bean was possibly a descendant of the kings of Leinster, Ireland, and preached among the Picts in this area he is also reputed to have become the first Bishop of Mortlach, in Banffshire. There has been a church on this site since those times. The church is a 13th-century building renovated in 1927 by Jeffrey Waddell of Glasgow with much Celtic ornament. It retains many of the original features including a ‘lepers’ squint’. The oak furnishings, however, are by Weddell. The Pictish Cross under the north wall is evidence of over 1,000 years of Christian worship in the area.


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Fowlis Wester Church


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