Saint John the Evangelist Forres


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St John's Church viewed from the Grant Park






Welcome to the Homepage of Saint John the Evangelist Forres, one of more than 300 congregations in the Scottish Episcopal Church.  

St John's, located in the beautiful Moray Shire town of Forres, is in the Diocese of Moray Ross and Caithness, the most northerly of the seven Diocese that make up the Province of our Church.



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Our Mission

St John's is a living, worshipping, community of Episcopalians. Our aim is to share the grace of our Lord Jesus, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, with one another, our community and beyond. The Eucharist is the focus of our life together and we warmly welcome you to join us at any of our services.


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The Church

The church was designed in 1841 by Patrick Wilson but very soon afterwards remodeled by Thomas Mackenzie in the Italian Style with its Rose Window: three arch loggia at ground level and its impressive four story Tuscan Campanile. Despite its deceiving appearance, it is one of the older buildings of the Scottish Episcopal Church in Scotland. 

The most striking features of the interior of the Church are the three wall-sized murals. Two are by the artist Hole and dated 1906 and 1912 while the third is by Haswell Miller. It was created in 1936 after a design by Hole. The imposing mural behind the high altar is of the Last Supper and that in the Baptistry is of Christ blessing the children.

The Church is open every day from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and everyone is welcome to visit and spend time in this beautiful Church.


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Contact Information

Priest                          The Very Reverend Clifford J Piper
                                     Dean of Moray, Ross & Caithness

Telephone                 01309 672856

Mobile                         07895 105104

Postal address         The Rectory Victoria Road Forres Moray IV36 3BN

Electronic mail          Webmaster

Charity Number        SC010346



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