St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, Aberdeen

St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, Aberdeen

Denomination: Scottish Episcopal
OS Reference: NJ945064
Address: 28 King Street , Aberdeen , AB24 5AX
Local Authority: Aberdeen
Listing: A


Church Overview

Built by Archibald Simpson 1817 and altered and enhanced by Sir Ninian Comper 1939-45. Gold burnished baldacchino over the high altar. National Memorial to Samuel Seabury, first Bishop of America consecrated in Aberdeen in 1784. Interesting roof heraldry depicting American states and Jacobite supporters of the 45 rebellion. Stained glass. Sir John Betjeman described it as one of Aberdeen’s best modern buildings. Organ by Bruce of Edinburgh 1818, rebuilt and enlarged by Hill, Norman & Beard.


Sunday: Holy Communion 8.00am; Sung Eucharist 10.45am; Choral Evensong 6.30pm (July and August, Evening Prayers (said) 6.30pm); Wednesday: Holy Communion 10.00am

Opening Arrangements

Open June to September, Tuesday to Saturday 11.00am-4.00pm or by arrangement

Guide book available Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf Welcomers and guides on duty by arrangement. toilets available

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St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral


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