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Fraserburgh Old Parish Church

Door open days

16 September 2018 (Interdenominational Church Service 11am - 12 noon Open 2pm - 4 pm)


Fraserburgh Old Parish Church is located on the site of the original church, which was built in 1572 not long after the Reformation. The current church was constructed in 1803 using some material from the original building. The current church stands on a prominent site in the town centre and is an instantly recognisable landmark for the town. The current Interiors were remodelled by the celebrated architect A. Marshall Mackenzie in 1898. The superb stained glass window, adorning the chancel, is indeed a work of great art and beauty and it is reckoned to be one of the late Douglas Strachan's best works. The organ was installed by Forster and Andrews of Hull in 1892.

This is a fantastic opportunity to visit the property and learn about its history.

Please find further information here


Key Information

Architect: Alexander Morrice

Building Date: 1803

Between 11am and 12 noon a  Doric service will be held - a piper playing a solo and accompanying one of the hymns. There will be poetry read and a sketch performed - all in Doric. All the prayers, the readings - even  the sermon - will  be in Doric, too. All welcome - Wear a little tartan, if you can!

In the afternoon, 2-4pm, volunteer guides will be happy to show you round and answer questions you may have. Look out for the beautiful stained glass  window and take time to study the pulpit -  a beautiful memorial to all local soldiers who gave their lives in the Great War.

Children are welcomed ( if accompanied by an adult ) and there will  be I spy quizzes for different age groups, with prizes.


Where to find us

  • Kirk Brae
  • Fraserburgh
  • AB43 5BY