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St Peter's RC Church

Door open days

23 September 2017 (13:00-18:00)


From its towering campanile to its intimate cloistered courtyard, this church is a little bit  of rural Italy in the heart of literary Morningside. St Peter’s was built especially for Father John Gray (former aesthetic poet and associate of Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Wilde and Beardsley) by his literary patron Marc-André Raffalovich, in 1907. The work of Sir Robert Lorimer, this Category A-listed building remains a repository of exquisite metalwork, woodcarving, paintings, statuary and stained glass.


Key Information

Architect: Sir Robert Lorimer

Building Date: 1907

Activities: Guided tours will be provided and refreshments sold to benefit the Agakura sustainable agriculture project in Burundi

Where to find us

  • 77 Falcon Avenue
  • EH10 4AN