St Mary's Episcopal Church, Kirriemuir

St Mary's Episcopal Church, Kirriemuir

Denomination: Scottish Episcopal
Address: West Hillbank, Kirriemuir, DD8 4HX
Local Authority: Angus
Listing: A

Church Overview

St Mary’s is the only complete church designed by Sir Ninian Comper in Scotland. The church was built in 1903 to replace a classical church of 1797 which had been destroyed by fire. The church overlooks the town of Kirriemuir, famous for textiles and as the birthplace of J M Barrie, author of ‘Peter Pan’. The church initially looks sturdy, but a second glance shows it to be a finely detailed and entrancing mix of Gothic and Arts & Crafts in a Scottish Revival style. The church consists of a nave and chancel with a square tower at the west end. The church is built of red sandstone with a slate roof. High quality furnishings all by Comper including the altar, pulpit font and pews. All the stained glass windows are by Comper (identifiable by a small strawberry) except one by William Wilson. One of the windows is a memorial to Comper’s father, another is dedicated to J M Barrie’s family. 2-manual tracker organ, Hamilton of Edinburgh 1906. Sanctus bell 1741.


1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays 10.00am Sung Eucharist; 4th Sunday 10.00am. Matins, 11.30am Said Eucharist; 5th Sunday 10.00am Family Service; 11.30am Said Eucharist: Wednesday 10.00am

Opening Arrangements

Key at Rectory, 128 Glengate, or 91 Glengate, Kirriemuir

Induction loop for the deaf  toilets available

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St Mary's Episcopal Church, Kirriemuir


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