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St John’s Church Edinburgh
Architectural History of St John’s Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
post updated 28 December 2021
St John’s Church Edinburgh, Princes Street
Location: Princes Street (corner of Lothian Road), central Edinburgh, Scotland
Dates built: 1816-18
Architect: William Burn
St John’s Church Edinburgh state the following on their website:
The Church was built in 1818, the chancel in 1882 and the chapel in 1935.
The congregation of St John’s a a member congregation of the Scottish Episcopal Church, a native Scottish denomination, with its own bishops and clergy. It belongs to the worldwide Anglican Communion, as do the Church of England, the Protestant Episcopal Churches of the British Commonwealth and the United States of America. The services and forms of worship are similar in all these churches.
The style is Gothic and the ceiling, marked by striking pendant and fan vaulting, is modelled on King Henry VII’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London. The original building ended just beyond the pulpit, where the stone arch is.
The sanctuary was added on in 1882. A rood screen was put up in 1912 and removed in 1974, but the road cross which hung above can still be seen.
In the North Aisle is a stained glass window of Jesus as Pantocrator, flanked by angels. All the windows in the north and south aisles were designed by James Ballantine, his son and grandson. The stained glass in St John’s is considered to be the finest collection of Victorian stained glass under one roof in the whole of Scotland.
St John’s Church Edinburgh Architect: William Burn
Address: The Church of St John the Evangelist, Princes Street, Edinburgh
Contact: 0131 229 7565 fax 0131 229 2561
Also known as St John’s Episcopalian Chapel
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Church of St John the Evangelist – Website: www.stjohns-edinburgh.org.uk