St John the Evangelist, Greenock

St John the Evangelist, Greenock

Denomination: Scottish Episcopal
Address: Union Street, Greenock, PA16 8JJ
Local Authority: Inverclyde
Listing: B

Church Overview

The present building was consecrated in 1878, designed by Paley and Austin of Lancaster – their only Scottish church. Nave-and-aisles church with strong square tower with pyramidal slated roof. The intricately carved rood screen, based on a medieval screen in Gloucestershire and designed by H O Tarbolton, was given by the family of Sir John Kerr, one-time Governor of Bengal. The font is a copy of a 15th-century font in Suffolk. Organ by J & A Mirrlees of Glasgow.


Sunday Service is at 11am  and the midweek service is on each  Wednesday at 11.30

Opening Arrangements

Open 10am to 12 noon on days when cruise ships call and on Inverclyde Doors Open Day. Otherwise by arrangement

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

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St John the Evangelist, Greenock


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