A church has stood on this site for centuries, with St Ternan's being designated a parish church by the late 12th century.
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'.