Brechin Cathedral

Church of Scotland
OS Reference:
Church Lane, Brechin, DD9 6JS
Local Authority:

Location of Church

Nearby Churches

< 0.5 mile
3.9 miles
5.3 miles
6.1 miles
6.3 miles

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Church Overview

Founded in the 11th century, the round tower of that date is of Irish inspiration. The church contains 13th, 14th and 15th-century medieval architecture. Major restoration in 1900-2 supervised by J Honeyman (Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh). Special features include the 12th-century font and a collection of Pictish sculptures. Stunning 20th-century stained glass by Henry Holiday, Gordon Webster, Douglas Strachan, Herbert Hendrie, William Gauld, Hugh Easton and the firm of William Morris. The cathedral also contains the largest group of William Wilson windows in Scotland. Brechin Caledonian Railway nearby. Historical artefacts in Brechin Library. Brechin Town Trail. Pictavia. Angus Pictish Trail.


Sunday: 10.30am.

Stracathro Church 2nd Sunday of the month 9.30a.m

Opening Arrangements

Open most days all year 9.00am-5.00pm and by arrangment

Linked Churches

Stracathro Parish Church


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