Interior view showing the unusual steel girders which support the central tower
St John's Cathedral is surrounded by town buildings and is less well known than the Roman Catholic St Columba's Cathedral, which enjoys a prominent position on the waterfront. It was constructed between 1863 and 1968.
The construction of this cathedral is highly unusual. The interior clearly shows several phases of building, including the (originally temporary) wooden construction used to finish off the roof at the altar end of the church when lack of funds made it impossible to complete the original plans for expansion.