Parish Church of St Michael, Inveresk

Parish Church of St Michael, Inveresk

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Inveresk, EH21 7UA
Local Authority: East Lothian
Listing: A

Church Overview

There has been a church on the site since the 6th century. The present church was built in 1805 to the design of Robert Nisbet; the steeple by William Sibbald. The interior was reorientated and remodelled in 1893 by J MacIntyre Henry and again in 2002 by Simpson & Brown. Known as the ‘Visible Kirk’ because of its prominent position, it stands on the site of a Roman praetorium and replaces a medieval church. Fine Adam-style ceiling and some excellent stained glass. Magnificent pipe organ by Lewis 1892, originally built with early form of electric action. Graveyard with many interesting old stones.


Sunday: 11.15am

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf   Disabled WC refreshmentsGuide book available Welcomers and guides on duty by arrangement.

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Parish Church of St Michael, Inveresk


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