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St James the Great

Opened in 1879, designed by Sir Robert Rowand Anderson and Arthur Clyne, this is a beautiful church.

Stonehaven, Grampian

Opening times

Every day, breakfast time to teatime.


Arbuthnott Street
AB39 2JB

Built to cater for a congregation of 500, the church is open during daylight hours every day and houses the 'Priests and Pipes' exhibition explaining its extraordinary history and the historic Wadsworth organ built by John Wardle.

The main features are the overall Gothic Norman architecture with a stunning roof over the chancel, the historic Wadsworth organ, most windows have stained glass flooding the church with light and colour, the permanent 'Priests and Pipes' exhibition showing the history of the church (and displaying many historical artefacts) and celebrating the life of John Wardle, organist and organ builder. We also have a Bible/Prayer Book with connections to the Scottish Bard, Robert Burns.

The whole church is fully documented and can be searched on our web site.

It's peaceful sanctuary in the heart of the lovely seaside town of Stonehaven 'hidden in public view'.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Famous connections

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Car park at church

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Level access throughout

  • On street parking at church

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Wifi

  • Our main service is Sung Eucharist at 10am on Sundays.

  • Scottish Episcopal Church

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