Basic Site Details

Name: St John's Episcopal Church
Town, district or village: Forres
City or county: Morayshire
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Ascribed to Wilson of Edinburgh in EYB but included in a list of Mackenzie's work by A G R Mackenzie; close in style to Elgin Museum of 1842; perhaps a reconstruction or completion of the Wilson Church.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Victoria RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 87 November 1837  Proposal to erect new church
Item 2 of 82 January 1839  Plans to erect new church
Item 3 of 86 November 1839  Meeting selects Patrick Wilson' s design
Item 4 of 818401841 Original church
Item 5 of 82 November 1843 Advertisement for tendersFor additions
Item 6 of 85 July 1844  Description of addition to church
Item 7 of 8After 1854  Alterations and additions
Item 8 of 8Before 1854   


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 5Patrick WilsonArchitect 18401841Original church
Item 2 of 5Alexander RossArchitectBAfter 1854 Alterations and additions
Item 3 of 5James MatthewsArchitectABefore 1854 Alterations and additions
Item 4 of 5Mackenzie & MatthewsArchitectural practiceABefore 1854 Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 5Thomas MackenzieArchitectABefore 1854 Alterations and additions


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Scottish Episcopal Church Yearbook Various years; dates to be checked   
Item 2 of 2Walker, David W and Woodworth, Matthew2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire North and Moray Yale University Pressp631

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 6Forres Gazette7 November 1837  Proposal to erect new church
Item 2 of 6Forres Gazette2 January 1839  Plans to erect new church
Item 3 of 6Forres Gazette6 November 1839   
Item 4 of 6Forres Gazette1 February 1843   
Item 5 of 6Forres Gazette2 November 1843   
Item 6 of 6Forres Gazette5 July 1844  Description of addition to church

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3A G R MackenzieList of works of Thomas Mackenzie drawn up by A G R Mackenzie  
Item 2 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register31769 
Item 3 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSList of jobs supplied by Mr Alistair Ross, Inverness (given to NMRS in 1950s)