St Laurence Parish Church, Forres

St Laurence Parish Church, Forres

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
Address:   High Street, Forres, IV36 1BU
Local Authority:   Moray
Listing:   A
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Church Overview

Built on a site of Christian worship dating from mid-13th century, today’s neo-Gothic building – designed by John Robertson of Inverness and dedicated in 1906 – is a fine example of the stonemason’s craft. The stained glass windows by Douglas Strachan and Percy C Bacon help to create the special atmosphere of peace and beauty. Two large bells in the tower, one dated 1682 the other 1781. The font is a replica of one in Dryburgh Abbey and the octagonal pulpit is made of Caen Stone. The well-maintained three-manual Lawton pipe organ was installed in 1905.


Sundays: 10.00am.

Opening Arrangements

Open May to September, Monday to Friday 10.00am-12.00 noon, 2.00-4.00pm. Other times by arrangement


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

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St Laurence Parish Church, Forres


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