St Thomas's, Keith

St Thomas's, Keith

Denomination:   Roman Catholic
OS Reference:   NJ430502
Address:   Chapel Street, Keith, AB55 5AL
Local Authority:   Moray
Listing:   B

Church Overview

Built 1831, architect William Robertson of Elgin. Successor to 1785 Chapel and cottage at Kempcairn, following planning and fundraising by Father Lovi. Prominently sited neo-classical cruciform church with Roman Doric pilasters. Interior with nave and sanctuary. Enlarged with copper-clad dome, altar, communion rails, pulpit and oak pews by C J Menart, Glasgow, 1916. Altar piece painting ‘The Incredulity of St Thomas’, commissioned by Charles X of France 1828. Fine stained glass windows 1970s. St John Ogilvie Chapel commemorating saint born nearby. Extensive restoration 1996.



Opening Arrangements

Open daily, dawn to dusk


Guide book available Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf toilets available

Image Gallery

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