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Address: 31 St. John Street, Perth PH1 5SH, Scotland
Phone Number: 01738/622-241
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Lovely Church at the centre of Perth

A lovely welcoming church at the centre of Perth. We were greeted warmly at the door with an apology for the preparations for the induction of a new Minister to the Church. In... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2016
David C
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A lovely welcoming church at the centre of Perth. We were greeted warmly at the door with an apology for the preparations for the induction of a new Minister to the Church. In fact, they added to the charm and warmth of an interesting church with a key part in Scottish history.

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We were just passing by and decided to pop in for a look. Were greeted at the door and welcomed in and given an information sheet to wander round with. Very interesting church with a lovely atmosphere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We were exploring Perth and discovered the church and decided to enter to be greeted by a very welcoming volunteer who encouraged us to investigate the church with the aid of an explanatory map. Most interesting and we would recommend a visit to the oldest building in Perth.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Whether you are religious or not if you get the opportunity to take a look round this amazing and very old historic church then please do. There are a number of café bars and eateries just across from the Church so you can get a cuppa afterwards!! We were warmly welcomed by a lovely lady who showed us where there... More 

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Thank holland21
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

A hidden treasure behind the City Hall. Oh that they knock it down and we can see the church in all its glory

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

As this is one of the oldest buildings in Perth it is clearly of great historical interest and significance. What a pity therefore that the doors were locked and there was no access. The city's cathedral was also locked up and one wonders if it is a sad reflection of a city that churches cannot be left open, as they... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Another grant from King David. 1126 was the first reference to a church of St. John the Baptist in Perth, as they say. For more than 500 years, the spire dominate Perth and the most important of the Burgh; and the most ancient building sitting just in the center the old Royal Burgh. Worth a visit!

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Well worth a visit if you are in Perth. Full of history, with some impressive military memorials and beautiful stained glass. John Knox once preached here, and there is a helpful guide book worth buying.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The Tourist Information office told us about this Kirk and suggested we visit it. Lovely stained glass windows and a nice ambience. Good information leaflet and also friendly volunteers.

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Cornwall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Eight centuries of history are manifest, and modern facilities have been added seamlessly. Stained glass windows tell the story. The organ sounds wonderful.

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