St Peter's Episcopal Church, Stornoway

St Peter's Episcopal Church, Stornoway

Denomination: Scottish Episcopal
Address: Francis Street, Stornoway, HS1 2NF
Local Authority: Western Isles


Church Overview

St Peter’s Church was built in 1837-8 and dedicated in 1839; it was consecrated in 1898. The chancel was added in 1954 by George Macnab. It is a simple harled rectangular church with a pinnacled tower at the west end. Its Dutch bell dates to 1631 and was brought to the church some time in the 1920s having been hung in various locations in the island before this. The oak pulpit with statues of saints came from King’s College, London. The stone bowl used as a font was brought from the Flannan Isles; it stands within a modern font. Stained glass windows of Faith, Hope & Charity, 1898; Adoration of the Shepherds, Abbey Studio, 1954. The organ, by Bevington & Sons, was a gift from Lady Matheson in 1887; it was repaired and restored in 1985 by Johnson of Derby.


First Sunday of every month 8.30 am Said Eucharist

Every Sunday 11.00 am Sung Eucharist

Every Sunday 7.00 pm Evensong

Monday – Friday 9.30 am Morning Prayers

Tuesday 1.00 pm Celtic Eucharist

Opening Arrangements

Open from 9am – 7pm daily


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St Peter's Episcopal Church, Stornoway


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