It is with great joy we celebrate the ending of our period of vacancy.
A short slide show of the Installation Service for our new Priest in Charge, the Reverend Doctor Hamilton Inbadas. Presiding was the Most Reverend Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. The sermon was given the Right Reverend Gordon Mursell. Assisting the Bishop were the Very Reverend Alison Simpson and Deacon Anthony Matchwick.
Please click on this link if you would like to download a copy of the installation service booklet.
Please visit our Christmas Journey page for the story of the Christmas Journey as reported on the Scottish Episcopalians Facebook page from the 20th December through to Epiphany. The story is reproduced on this page to allow anyone who missed a posting or is not a Facebook user to follow the story.
You will find a slide show of the Advent Prayer Stations, Blue Service and Carol Service on our Photographs Page
Please visit our Youth Fellowship Group page for details of our new Youth Fellowship Group, with details of their activities and also a link to their Facebook Page
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 19th February.
The latest edition of Eagle February 2018 is available in church and via this link – the next edition will be in church from the end of April.
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 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.
Priest in charge: The Reverend Doctor Hamilton Inbadas
Telephone 01309 672856
Postal address The Rectory Victoria Road Forres Moray IV36 3BN
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Charity Number SC010346