St Columba's South, Elgin

St Columba's South, Elgin

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Duff Avenue, Elgin, IV30 1QS
Local Authority: Moray
Listing: B

Church Overview

This attractive church was built 1905-6 by the congregation of St Giles. An architectural competition for its design was won by Peter MacGregor Chalmers of Glasgow. It is a cruciform church with a nave and south aisle in Norman/early Gothic style. Romanesque ornamentation on porch. Steeply pitched Cumbrian green slate roof, unusual for this area. The bull-faced sandstone was quarried at Hopeman.

The fine hexagonal wooden pulpit dates from 1684 and previously graced the old church of St Giles. The pulpit has fluted pilasters and a richly carved sounding board. Oak Ministers’ seats, stalls, and holy table all carved in similar classical style to the pulpit. Stained glass by M C Webster and Douglas Strachan. Organ from St Paul’s Church, Perth, installed August 1990.


Sunday service 10.30 am on Even-numbered months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct and Dec).

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St Columba's South, Elgin


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