St Mary's Church, Carden Place, Aberdeen

St Mary's Church, Carden Place, Aberdeen

Denomination: Scottish Episcopal
Address: Carden Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1UN
Local Authority: Aberdeen
Listing: A


Church Overview

The variety of granites and patterned roof tiles earned it the nickname ‘The Tartan Kirkie’. To a design by Alexander Ellis and the Rev F G Lee, dating from 1864. The east end sustained severe damage during an air raid in April 1943. Reconstructed 1952. Altar triptych by Westlake (c.1862) in the crypt. The church is home to a Samuel Green chamber organ, built in 1778. Display of historical photographs in the choir vestry (1905) adjoining church.


Sunday: 8.00am and 10.15am; Tuesday 7.00pm; Wednesday 10.00am

Opening Arrangements

Open Friday 11.00 am – 2.00 pm for prayer and reflection or by arrangement

Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf  toilets available

Image Gallery

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St Mary's Church, Carden Place, Aberdeen


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