St John's Cathedral (Oban)

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Cathedral Church of St John the Divine
Cathedral church of St John the Divine
Denomination Scottish Episcopal Church
Churchmanship Broad Church
Website www.stjohnsoban.org.uk
History
Dedication St John the Divine
Administration
Diocese Argyll and the Isles
Clergy
Bishop(s) The Rt Rev Kevin Pearson
Provost The Very Rev Nicki McNelly

St John's Cathedral or the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine (Scottish Gaelic Ard-eaglais Eòin an Diadhair) is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church, located in the town of Oban. It is one of the two cathedrals of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles, and one of the sees of the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles.

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.

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Coordinates: 56°24′58″N 5°28′25″W / 56.41611°N 5.47361°W / 56.41611; -5.47361