We are delighted that our long search for a new Priest in Charge has been successful. Our new Priest is the Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas and we look forward to welcoming Hamilton and his family in the coming months.

photograph from Hamilton Inbadas’s  facebook page, courtesy of Mhoira Leng 

img_1322.jpgSome our congregation celebrated with Bishop Mark, his election as Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, at  a choral evensong in Inverness Cathedral on Sunday 3rd September, where he received a number of gifts including a Rainbow Coloured Box from the youth of the diocese. Thank you Bishop Mark for all your work in encouraging young people into the church and providing a sense of worship where ALL cane be made welcome.

Below Diocesan Youth Officer Ley-Anne and Chloe from our church with the box outside Inverness Cathedral, prior to the service.


It was also an absolute delight to also meet with our new priest in Charge, Reverend Dr Hamilton Inbadas and his family and hope they all have a safe journey back to Dumfries and look forward to them arriving in Forres. May the roads rise up to meet you on you journeys over Druimuachder and Dava over the coming months.

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 Morayshire town of Forres, is in the Diocese of Moray Ross and Caithness, the most northerly of the seven Dioceses that make up the Province of our Church.

Please look at our notices and photographs page for recent photographs of our services and other activities. Last updated on the 20th April.

The latest edition of Eagle August 2017 is available in church and via this link

Our Mission

St John’s is a living, worshipping, inclusive, 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.

The Church

The church was designed in 1841 by Patrick Wilson but very soon afterwards remodelled by Thomas Mackenzie in the Italian Style with its Wheel Window: three arch loggia at ground level and its impressive four storey 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.

Contact Information

Priest in charge: The Very Reverend Alison Simpson.

Telephone 01309 672856

Postal address The Rectory Victoria Road Forres Moray IV36 3BN

Email the Clergy at St John’s Forres

(or copy this Email address into your mailer clergystjohnsforres@gmail.com)

Charity Number SC010346