Places of Worship in St Andrews and St Leonards Parish in Fife Region

  • All Saints Episcopal Church, St Andrews

    The present All Saints Episcopal Church is at the corner of North Street and North Castle Street.  To the north lies St Andrews castle, and the ruins of the cathedral are visible from the south east corner of the complex. Front...

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  • Baptist Church

    This Baptist church was built in 1842 and the congregation moved there from the Congregationalist Church in Market Street that October. It is rectangular on plan and occupies quite a narrow site, between Rose Lane on the west and Madras ...


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  • Bishops Wood, Magus Muir

    The site contains three monuments in close proximity to each other, either on or near the site of the murder of Archbishop Sharp, in the wood at Magus Muir. They were all either built or restored by John Whyte-Melville in 1877. &nbs...

  • Blackfriars Chapel, St Andrews

    Blackfriars Chapel was built in 1525 as an addition to the original 13th century friary in the town.   The Blackfriars were Dominican Friars or preachers who were introduced to St Andrews by Bishop Wishart at some point after 1...


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  • Boarhills Church

     

    Boarhills Church lies south-east of St Andrews, close to the A917.   It is oriented east-west and was built south west of the village of Boarhills by the local architect, George Rae betwee...


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  • Brethren Assembly, St Andrews

    The Christian Brethren Hall was situated at 20 Greenside Place in St Andrews, and was a redevelopment of an existing cottage. The work to extend and renew the building took place in 1938 and was first owned by a Harold P. Thorp...


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  • Burgher Kirk

    This building was used as a Burgher Kirk from 1774 until 1826.    The building dates from the early eighteenth century. It was renovated in 1964 and part of the building is now used for commercial purposes.


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  • Burgher Kirk, St Andrews

    The Burgher Kirk congregation used a number of buildings and rooms in St Andrews during their history. In the mid 18th century they used an early 18th century building, which was originally built as a barn an...


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  • Carved Stone Cross, St Andrews Cathedral

    This carved stone cross is one of several associated with St Andrews Cathedral and the earlier St Mary's Church, which stood close to the site of the Cathedral. Most are preserved and on display in the Cathedral's museum, which is locate...

  • Catholic Centre, University of St Andrews

    This large sandstone building, known as Canmore, is opposite St.James' Catholic Church, and houses the Catholic Centre for the University of St Andrews. It occupies a prominent corner plot along The Scores&nb...

  • Chesterhill Chapel

    The presence of an ancient chapel in this area was known, but it was the discovery of a stone cist in the 19th century that helped locate the site. Boarhills Parish Church was rebuilt in the 1860s and while this work was taking place a s...


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  • Congregational Church, St Andrews

    A Congregational Church was built in 1854 by architects Andrew Kerr and Jesse Hall on Bell Street, in the centre of St Andrews. The church was a large double-gable fronted building of grey sandstone with steps at the entrance. ...


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  • Former Catholic Church, St Andrews

    A timber and metal-framed Roman Catholic Church was built on The Scores in St Andrews in the late 19th century. By 1909 the congregation had out-grown the church and a new church was built nearby. Local businessmen saw the potential of t...


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  • Former Salvation Army Hall, St Andrews

    This 19th century building was originally a house. It is located on North Street, opposite St Salvator's Chapel. The two storey building was used for a time as a meeting hall for the Salvation Army, and its crest is still attached to the...


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  • Former St Mary's Church, St Andrews

    St Mary's Church was built by William Burn of Edinburgh in 1839, on the south side of St Mary’s Place. It sits on slightly raised ground near the centre of St Andrews with other mainly 19th century buildings on ...


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  • Friends (Quaker) Meeting House, Howard Place

    The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, has met in a variety of places in St Andrews during the last fifty years, including at this address in Howared Place, which is a private house. The history of the Quakers in St And...

  • Gospel Hall, St Andrews

    The Gospel Hall in St Andrews is part of a terrace of buildings that front onto the cobbled, narrowing east end of Market Street, close to the town centre. Most of the buildings in this part of the town are 18th and 1...


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  • Greyfriars Franciscan Friary, St Andrews

    Greyfriars Franciscan Friary was established in St Andrews by Bishop Kennedy in 1458 and was built at the town's western limits. The church was built at the western end of Market Street, close to the medieval Market Street Port...


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  • Guest Hall, St Andrews Cathedral

    It would appear a guest hall was built in the grounds of St Andrews Cathedral, in what is now within the garden of the 19th century Bishopshall, which is just off the Pends Road and the boundary wall of the Cathedral grounds. Only a smal...


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  • Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews

    Holy Trinity Church is located in a prominent location in the centre of the medieval burgh of St Andrews. It occupies a large plot on the corner of South Street and Church Street, and was close to the market place and town house when fir...


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  • Holy Trinity of Kilrimund

    This church was the first parish church for St Andrews, when it was known as the Church of the Holy Trinity of Kinrimund. Nothing remains visible of the church.


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  • Hope Park and Martyrs Church

    Hope Park Church was built in 1864-5 and designed by architects Peddie and Kinnear. The church is located on a prominent corner site close to the town centre and its tower and spire can be seen from most...

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  • Inchmurtach Bishop's Palace

    The possible site of a medieval Bishop's residence and associated chapel is recorded in this area. It is thought some of the stones from a ruined structure (possibly the Palace) were built into a 19th century dovecot, which stands in a f...


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  • Kingdom Vineyard (Cosmos Centre)

    The Kingdom Vineyard was initiated in St Andrews in 2004. After meeting initially in members' homes they hired a room in the Byre theatre once a month for a Sunday gathering. Since 2007 they have gathered in a room in the Cosmos Centre, ...


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  • Mansefield, St Andrews

    Mansefield is a 19th century former town house, located on the south side of St Mary's Place close to Market Street in the centre of St Andrews. It was aquired by the University of St Andrews and the ground floor was renovated ...


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  • Martyrs' Church, St Andrews

    Martyrs' Church on South Street, St Andrews, was built in 1926-8 by Gillespie and Scott, influential architects in St Andrews, on the site of an earlier church. It was originally built in 1844 as a Free Church and extended  and rebu...


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  • Medieval Chapel Site, Old Course, St Andrews

    A small burial ground was uncovered in the 1860s when the Old Course golf course in St Andrews was altered and relaid. The burial ground was discovered on the 18th Green of the golf course, which runs alongside The Links road toward...

  • Nydie Mains Chapel Site

    The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland suggest there may have been a chapel near a farm called Nydie Mains, not far from St Andrews, but no other information is currently available and no remai...

  • Old Congregational Church

    This site represents the first Congregational chapel in St Andrews and was situated almost directly opposite Logie's Lane, where 105 Market Street is located today. Prior to this, between 1804 to 1807, worshippers met in an old factory whic...

  • Peekie Mill

    Formerly a coaching Inn (Peekie Inn) this building was the meeting place of the Church of Christ from the mid 19th century to around 1870. The building was a convenient meeting point for a sparse congregation, which had members from...

  • Quaker Meeting House, Rose Lane

    The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, has met in a variety of places in St Andrews during the last fifty years, including at this address in Rose Lane, which is a private house. The history of the Quakers in St Andrews...


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  • Quaker Meeting House, South Street

    The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, has met in a variety of places in St Andrews during the last fifty years, including at this address in South Street, which is a private house. The history of the Quakers in St Andr...


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  • Religious Society of Friends - Quakers

    The Religious Society of Friends, known as Quakers, has met in a variety of places in St Andrews during the last fifty years. Three have sufficient documentation to be described, but there may well have been ...


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  • St Andrew's Former Episcopal Church

    An Episcopal Church dedicated to St Andrew was built  at the western end of North Street by R. Rowand Anderson between 1867-69. Unusually, the building still exists but is no longer in this location, or indeed town. It was...

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  • St Andrews Castle Chapel

    St Andrews Castle stands on cliffs that overlook the coast, making it a naturally defended site from the east and north. The castle was first recorded in 1200 but a defensive structure may well have existed here before then. The castle w...


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  • St Andrews Cross

    A sculptured cross shaft and carved slabs were moved from within the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral to be recorded in 1908. They are likely now part of the collection on display in the Cathedral museum, built in the remains of the&nb...

  • St Andrews Episcopal Church

    An Episcopal church dedicated to St Andrew was built on a site at the west end of North Street and was completed in just over a year, opening in September 1825. The architect was William Burn, who later went on to bui...


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  • St Andrews Free Church (Boys Brigade Hall)

    Although mainly for community use the Boys Brigade Hall is also used as a meeting place for the St Andrew's Free Church congregation.   The Hall is situated on the corner of Kinnessburn Road and Langlands Road

     


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  • St James Roman Catholic Church, St Andrews

    The Church of St James is on the edge of the cliffs at the west end of The Scores, St Andrews, aligned west-east and in a small enclosure.    Built in the Arts and Crafts Romanesue style, it was the first commission of the...


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  • St John's College

    St John's College and Chapel were founded in 1419 by Master Laurence of Lindores as a special type of chantry. The college and chapel were located at the western end of what is now the University of St Andrews' Parliament Hall and S...


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  • St Leonard's Parish Church. St Andrews

    The parish of St Leonards in St Andrews has a long history and had an association with the town's University that went back to the sixteenth century. This was ended by a unilateral decision of the university in 1898, ...

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  • St Leonards College Chapel

    St Leonards College is now occupied by a girls' school on the site of the medieval college. The chapel lies on the south side of the college quadrangle. The chapel survives, belongs to and is used by St Andrews University. The college's ...


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  • St Mary on the Rock, St Andrews

    St Mary on the Rock was an early medieval church, dating to the 12th century. It appears to have been built on the site of an earlier 9th century Culdee Church. Before 1290 St Mary on the Rock had become a collegiate church and a ro...


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  • St Peter's Chapel, St Andrews

    Medieval records in St Andrews, including the Chartulary of the Priory and a monastic document of 1212, refer to a St Peter's Chapel being present in the town at this time. The foundations of a building with column bases and a numbe...

  • St Regulus' Church, St Andrews

    This church was begun in around 1070 by Bishop Robert to house relics of St Andrew, and the immensely tall west tower, rising without interruption for 33 metres was a landmark for pilgrims.  In the early to mid 12th centur...


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  • St. Andrews Cathedral

    Described as very possibly the first generation of Gothic architecture in Scotland (Fawcett, 2002). St. Andrews Cathedral was founded in 1160-1 and consecrated in July 1318.  It was the conventual church of the priory of Canons Regu...


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  • St. Magdalene's Chapel

    This site,  to the south of St. Rule's Church (site no.1472) n the precinct of St Andrews Cathedral,  was excavated but the foundations that were revealed have now been covered over.   It is thought to have dated to t...


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  • St. Nicholas' Hospital (site of)

    St. Nicholas's hospital no longer exists as a building above ground level.  Its remains and associated burial ground suggest that it was a twelfth century leper hospital.    The date of foundation is unknown, but a ch...


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  • St. Salvator's College Chapel

    The College of St. Salvator was established in 1450 by the Bishop of St Andrews, James Kennedy. The properly funded and organised building was thought necessary to solve the university's lack of previous success (founded 1410-14). Religi...


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  • Step Rock

    This is the site of burials of unknown date which were exposed in a sheltered part of the cliff during building works in the 1980s.

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  • Strathkinness Free Church (now Strathkinness Village Hall)

    Strathkinness Free Church was built in 1867 on the west side of the main street that runs north-south through the village. It faces east towards the centre of the village, and has been the village hall since the 1930s...


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  • Strathkinness Parish Church

    Strathkinness Parish Church was built in 1864  on the western edge of an area of common land in the centre of the village (this common land has recently had new housing built on it). The former Free Church, on Main Street, is visibl...


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  • Strathyrum Cross

    The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland in 1909 (D H Fleming) reported the mention of a cross called the 'Slutharis Cros' in an indenture of 1405. It was said to have been located to the west of St A...

  • The Grange Cross, St Andrews

    A stone cross is said to have stood around a mile south of St Andrews and is referred to as The Grange Cross in 1600 and again in later title deeds. It is unclear as to the function of this cross and whether it was associated with a chap...

  • The Hallow Hill Long Cist Cemetery

    The site is located on a low hill which is surrounded by two burns, on the western edge of modern St Andrews.
    This site was excavated in 1860 when 20 buials in long cists (stone coffins) were uncovered; a 'short cist' with Roman artefac...

  • United Presbyterian Congregation

    The United Presbyterian congregation has worshipped in a number of buildings in St Andrews during their history. They moved their meetings from the Burgher Kirk at 141 South Street (see separate entry) in 1827 to a newly-built Georg...