Peterhead church marks 200th anniversary

Rev. Richard O'Sullivan outside St Peter's Episcopal Church
Rev. Richard O'Sullivan outside St Peter's Episcopal Church

The St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Peterhead will celebrate its 200th anniversary by hosting two open days next week.

The church, located on Merchant Street, was first opened for worship on December 24, 1814, and was consecrated on August 2, 1857.

Two open days will be held to mark the milestone, the first taking place on Monday, October 13, and the other on Tuesday, October 14.

Both events will run from 10am until 2pm, and there will be beautiful floral displays, vestment and liturgical items, and a variety of archive materials on view.

Teas and coffees will be served so head along and reminisce with friends over years gone by.

Speaking to the Buchanie, Rev. Richard O’Sullivan said: “It’s a great achievement and it will be a big celebration for the congregation.

“This year’s Christmas Eve service will be extra special as that will be the official 200th anniversary date.”

St Peter’s Church is part of a group of three charges in eastern Buchan, the other two are St. John’s at Longside and St. Drostan’s in New Deer.

The group is part of the United Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney.

The church had to undergo extensive repairs in 1979 after its roof collapsed, this now leaves the church without a balcony but it has an upstairs hall in its place.

For more information about the open days, contact Rev. Richard O’Sullivan by calling 01779 472217 or email richard.osullivan@virgin.net.