Welcome to the Homepage of Saint John the Evangelist Forres, one of more than 300 congregations in the Scottish Episcopal Church.

At this time of the terrible incident in Manchester on the evening of the 22nd May, our thoughts and prayers are proffered to all those who have been affected by this  tragedy. The following is the prayer published online by the Diocese of Manchester.

Always remember – never forget ththth


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.

We have a vacancy for a Priest in Charge, for further details please visit our vacancy webpage.


Christ is Risen, He is risen indeed, Alleluia, Alleluia

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 April 2017 is available in church and via this link

A Prayer for Guidance (by Deacon Anthony)

God our Father we ask for your blessing at this time of interregnum as we seek through the guidance of the Holy Spirit a priest, who will be our shepherd and leader, to guide us faithfully in the way of your Son Jesus Christ.


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