St Ninian's Cathedral

Perth, United Kingdom

The Scottish Episcopal Church was disestablished in 1689 and all the Scottish cathedrals became the property of the Presbyterian Church either falling into disuse or becoming adapted for the Presbyterian rite. In 1848 two young Scottish aristocrats at Oxford University conceived the idea of reviving cathedrals for the Episcopalians and the London architect, William Butterfield was chosen to design a cathedral for Perth. £5751 was raised by subscription. This was enough to build the chancel and one bay of the nave and the north wall to its full eventual length to be consecrated on December 10th 1850.

In 1900 alterations and additions were started including a design for the Chapter House and Lady Chapel completed in 1908 with an east window by the Whitefriars Glass Co. Following his death in 1907 Wilkinson was commemorated with a statue by Sir George Frampton in bronze. Further additions to the cloisters were added by Tarbolton & Ochterlony in 1936.

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Founded: 1850
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Alyson Lehninger (3 months ago)
A beautiful cathedral. A very helpful lady gave us lots of information, which was much appreciated.
elaine Scott (2 years ago)
This place is awesome and loads to do and plenty for the kids to enjoy and Dress up and take pictures when they Dress up
Amanda Wright (2 years ago)
Fabulous Neo Gothic building designed by Butterfield. Lovely prayerful atmosphere in the midst of the bustle. Good access throughout, warm welcome and excellent worship.
Sara Muñoz (2 years ago)
The two ladies at the cathedral have been really lovely to us. Magnific information to follow our journey. Love them!!
Katharine Preedy (2 years ago)
I attended choral evensong followed by an organ recital. The space is light and welcoming with intimate acoustics which belie the height of the roof. The recently restored organ us light and crisp and the altar is ornate but delicate. I am not religious, but found the atmosphere to be very accepting.
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