Skelmorlie & Wemyss Bay Church

Skelmorlie & Wemyss Bay Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Shore Road , Skelmorlie , PA17 5DY
Local Authority: North Ayrshire
Listing: B

Church Overview

Distinguished Glasgow architect John Honeyman designed the first Skelmorlie Church (now used as the hall) in 1856, and the present church in 1893 – reputedly one of his best works.  One of his draughtsmen was Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who designed several items including the lamp at the entrance.  The lavishly carved reredos is by John Crawford “our best Gothic wood-carver”, and stained glass windows by Honeyman, Stephen Adam, Douglas Strachan, Edward Coley Burne Jones and others.  The organ, with 3 manuals and 30 stops, was built in 1901 by Binns of Leeds.  The buildings are Grade ‘B’ listed.


Every Sunday at 11.30am

Minister: The Revd Archie Speirs

OLM: The Revd Liz Geddes

Opening Arrangements

by arrangement

Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf   Disabled WC

Image Gallery

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Skelmorlie & Wemyss Bay Church

Skelmorlie & Wemyss Bay Parish Church


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