Penninghame St John's Church, Newton Stewart

Penninghame St John's Church, Newton Stewart

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Church Street , Newton Stewart , DG8 6HG
Local Authority: Dumfries & Galloway
Listing: A

Church Overview

Church completed in 1840 to a design by William Burn. Groome’s Gazetteer describes it as ‘a handsome Gothic edifice’. Organ by J F Harston of Newark in 1878, believed to be the largest and most intact of all organs built by him; renovated by Hill, Norman & Beard 1962. Spire 151 feet. Tower clock with 32 foot pendulum, 1880, by James Ritchie of Edinburgh, restored 2004. All glass replaced 1996. Interesting display of Communion silver including two chalices dated 1711.

Penningham St John’s Parish Church is a Destination Hub on the St Ninian Pilgrim Journey.


Sunday: 10.30am

Evening Service: 6.30 p.m. on first and third Sunday monthly )in Church Hall

“First Day” service: on first day of each month at 8.00 p.m. )

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

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Penninghame St John's Church, Newton Stewart


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