Church of St Mary the Virgin, Arbroath
|St Mary the Virgin's Church, Arbroath|
|Denomination||Scottish Episcopal Church|
|Churchmanship||Central Episcopalian Tradition|
|Dedication||St Mary the Virgin|
|Rector||Rev. Peter Mead|
The church has a large oblong nave and north aisle with chancel and side chapel. The tower with lucarned spire is at the north-west of the nave and the spire is a prominent landmark on the skyline of the town. The materials are snecked rubble stone and slate. It was listed as Category B in 1971.
History of the congregation
The Episcopalians were driven out of Arbroath parish church in 1694 and met in a series of meeting houses in the town. A Qualified congregation was formed about 1760. After the Episcopal and Qualified congregations joined in 1806 they worshipped in the former Qualified chapel, St Mary's which was sold in 1859 after the present church was built. The former St Ninian's United Free Church (now disused) stands on the site of the earlier St Mary's.
- Dictionary of Scottish Architects
- Listing text
- Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000 edited by David Bertie, p650
- Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000 edited by David Bertie
- Scottish Churches website
- "University of Dundee Archives Services the Collections". University of Dundee. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
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