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Collection TS20 - St Peter's Episcopal Church, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

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St Peter's Episcopal Church, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis


  • 1836-present day (Creation)

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St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Stornoway (1836-)

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St Peter’s Church, Stornoway, is situated on Francis Street and forms part of the Diocese of Argyll and the Islands within the Episcopal Church of Scotland.
The current church building was built in 1838 and dedicated in 1839 and was consecrated in 1898. The chancel was added in 1954 and the congregation gained incumbency status in 1985.
Previously, the congregation had worshipped at St Columba’s Church, Aignish.
The organ was gifted to the church by Lady Matheson in 1887 and a stained glass window is dedicated to both Sir James and Lady Matheson as benefactors of the church. The oak pulpit came from King's College, London.
Since the reconstruction of St Moluag’s Church at Eoropie, Lewis, in 1912, the Rector of St Peter’s has also been minister at Eoropie.

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Annual general meeting minutes 1974-1989, Vestry and finance committee minutes 1889-1983, correspondence 1934-1971, treasurers’ papers 1960-1968, 1980-1981, insurance records 1969-1972, congregation roll book 1957-1958, analysis cash books 1942-1968, cash books 1970-1977, registers of services 1902-2003, special services 1954, 2012, registers of baptism 1849-2012, registers of confirmations 1951-2011, register of marriages 2003-2011, visitors books 1956-2007, photographs 1962, bibles 1858-1884

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Records are held privately. Please contact Tasglann nan Eilean Siar in the first instance.

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