St Mary's Parish Church, Haddington

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Also Known As:
The Lamp of Lothian
Church of Scotland
OS Reference:
Sidegate, Haddington, EH41 4BZ
Local Authority:
East Lothian

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2.3 miles
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Church Overview

Dating back to the 14th century, one of the three great pre-Reformation churches of the Lothians, known as 'The Lamp of Lothian', it is the longest parish church in Scotland, with a fascinating history. Nave repaired for John Knox and the Reformers after Siege of Haddington 1548 and used as the parish church for almost 400 years. Transepts and choir restored, Ian G Lindsay & Partners 1973. Lauderdale Aisle, now the Chapel of the Three Kings, in regular ecumenical use. Fine stone carvings, especially west door. Notable stained glass by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and Sax Shaw. Modern tapestries. Fine pipe organ by Lammermuir Pipe Organs 1990. A peal of eight bells installed in the tower (and dedicated by the Moderator) in 1999.


Sundays: all Age Worship 9.30am and Worship 11.00am


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