St Ninian, Invergordon
Saltburn Road, Invergordon, IV18 0JZ
The history of Invergordon took a dramatic change in direction in 1913 when it became a permanent base for the Royal Navy. The pier, giving a deep-water berth, and the large oil tanks on the high ground above the town, also date from this period.
The revival of the Episcopalian tradition also dates from this period, but whereas the Royal Naval presence in Invergordon came to an end in 1994, St Ninian’s Church in Invergordon continues to thrive.
The last Episcopalian priest of the old tradition died in 1714, and almost exactly two hundred years later, in 1915, a Scottish Episcopalian congregation gathered again in Invergordon. The following year a church, made out of wood and metal, was erected by the Admiralty. It was sanctioned as a Permanent Mission by Bishop MacLean in 1917.
In 1989 a new church was built on the same site, incorporating trusses and the stained glass from the old Naval Church. Many gifts of furnishings were received from churches throughout the British Isles dedicated to St Ninian.
Regular Service Times
Holy Eucharist Sunday 10.30 am. Holy Eucharist Wed (first Wed of the month) 12 noon followed by lunch; (second, third, fourth, fifth Weds of the month) 10.00am.
Rev Canon Michael Hickford
01349 832939 available Sunday to Wednesday
Wheelchair Access; Induction Loop System.