St Catharine's, Blairgowrie
Address: George Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6HA
Local Authority: Perth & Kinross
Built in 1842 by the incumbent, Rev John Marshall, and designed by his 14-year-old stepson, John Henderson. This was the first church in the diocese to be built in a pre-Reformation style; the church has a nave and a chancel. It is built of the local red sandstone with a slate roof. The west end has five lancet windows. The east window is possibly by John Warrington (1796-1869). On the west wall, panelling of the 15th or 16th century, probably Italian, depicting the Ascension. It was placed here in 1894. There is a copy of a large painting by Mattia Preti, the Escape of St Peter; the original was sold in 1989. For wheelchair access, call in advance for ramp to be put in place.
Sunday: 9.30 am Eucharist, except 5th Sunday of the month (see church magazine for details of venue); Wednesdays 11.30 am Eucharist; daily prayer 9.00 am.
Open all day, every day; except after the service on Sunday.
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