Church name

John Knox Parish Church

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
Address:   16 High St., Stewarton, Ayrshire, KA3 5BZ
Local Authority:   East Ayrshire
Listing:   B

Church Overview

The church is built in a simple Classical style and is little altered externally.

The interior remains substantially intact with a dominant, finely carved pulpit. The church has an interesting ecclesiastical history which is of significance both for the town and wider church history in Scotland in the mid 19th century.

Dated 1841. Symmetrical, 2-storey, 3-bay rectangular-plan church with 3-stage steeple over entrance bay to S. Tooled, squared and coursed sandstone to S, rubble to other elevations. Base course, band course, cornice and blocking course. Some raised cills. Later single storey hall extensions to rear with Church Officer’s Cottage.

SOUTH (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: slightly advanced central pedimented entrance bay with 2-leaf, 6-panel timber entrance doors with rectangular fanlight above and consoled cornice above. Steeple with clasping Doric pilasters and round-arched louvred openings to 1st stage. Clock stage above. Finialled stone spire.

INTERIOR: cohesive interior scheme with panelled timber gallery on 3 sides supported by slender cast iron columns. Timber pews. Pair of symmetrical, decoratively carved flanking curved staircases lead to carved timber pulpit with organ case behind.

Shallow piended roof with grey slates. Predominantly diamond leaded-pane windows with coloured glass decorative borders and images.


Sundays 11:15am

Opening Arrangements

Monday – Friday: 10AM – 12NOON


Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf  Disabled WC

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John Knox Parish Church


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