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 May-Sep
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Imposing St John's Kirk was founded in 1126 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, and the local football team is still called St Johnstone.