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St Peter's RC Church

Door open days

29 September 2018 (13:00-18:00)


From its towering campanile to its intimate cloistered courtyard, 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 (champion of the “Arts and Crafts” movement), this Grade 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, information leaflets/notes, behind the scenes access, children’s activities, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points, video/audio presentations, refreshments

Extra: There will be a rolling introductory presentation in the Parish Room, where Fairtrade tea and coffee, and home baking, will be available (proceeds will go to the Agakura sustainable agriculture project in Burundi

Year of the Young People:   The young people of the parish will be fully involved in planning our Doors Open Day this year. We expect their involvement to include:

  • Helping our volunteer stewards answer questions about the building
  • Working on a link with St Peter’s RC Primary School, whose history is intertwined with that of the church
  • Devising an “I Spy trail” to entertain youngsters visiting the church

Where to find us

  • 77 Falcon Avenue
  • EH10 4AN