St John's Kirk

sights / Religious

St John's Kirk information

Location
Perth , Scotland
Address
St John's St
More information
www.st-johns-kirk.co.uk
Opening hours
10am-4pm Mon-Sat, to 1pm Sun May-Sep
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Daunting St John's Kirk, founded in 1126, is surrounded by cobbled streets and is still the centrepiece of the town. In 1559 John Knox preached a powerful sermon here that helped begin the Reformation, inci­ting a frenzied destruction of Scone abbey and other religious sites. Perth used to be known as St John's Town after this church; the football team here is still called St Johnstone.