12 September 2020
13 September 2020
Designed by P Macgregor Chalmers and opened in 1909 this building is a prominent land and seamark. Its simple Romanesque style features a tall tower capped by a pyramidal spire and with a recessed entrance doorway set in an ornate arch at its foot.
The session house, which forms the south "transept", has a Baronial turret attached to it. Internally there is rich ornamentation with many stained glass windows and an apsidal baptistery with a mosaic floor and painted half domed ceiling entered under a chevroned arch. The plain massive columns of the six-bay nave with its half-rounded timber ceiling dominate. This famous pitch pine barrel-roof was the work of Turnbulls of Bonhard. The stone for the church was brought by horse from Deanfield Quarry and the whole operation cost £6,500.
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Architect: P. Macgregor Chalmers
Building Date: 1908-09