St Peter & the Holy Rood, Thurso

St Peter & the Holy Rood, Thurso

Denomination: Scottish Episcopal
Address: Sir George’s Street, Thurso, KW14 7AW
Local Authority: Highland
Listing: C

Church Overview

The church was built in 1885 to the design of Alexander Ross, the chancel being added in 1905 in memory of Mr Norman Sinclair. The stained glass by A L Moore depicting ‘The Good Samaritan’ is in memory of Sir George Sinclair of Ulbster. The 2-manual organ by George Benson 1894, built for a Lancashire Chapel, was dismantled and moved here in 1973. The carved oak reredos depicts the Ascension and the first Pentecost. Other items of interest within the Church are a carved Pew Back from Old St Peter’s Church, from the family pew of Rev Andrew Monro, minister of Thurso from 1655 to 1682 and from 1690 to 1693. Also a set of pewter communion vessels originaly used by the first secession Church in Thurso. The Chalice and Paten bear the inscription “The Associated Congregation, Thurso, 1782”.


Sunday Communion 8.00am and 9.30am, Choral Evensong 6.30pm; Tuesday Communion 10.30am; Friday Compline 7.00pm

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

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

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St Peter & the Holy Rood, Thurso


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