Kirk of St Nicholas, Aberdeen

Kirk of St Nicholas, Aberdeen

The Kirk of St Nicholas is a historic church located in the city centre. It is now officially known as the "Kirk of St Nicholas (uniting)" as it has membership in both the Church of Scotland and the United Reformed Church. It is also known as "The Mither Kirk" (mother church) of the city. The earliest mention of a church on the site of the present Kirk can be found in a Papal document of 1157. Given Aberdeen's proximity to the sea, St Nicholas was chosen as the patron saint of Aberdeen, as a miracle attributed to him was the rescue of some sailors in a storm. The Kirk was enlarged in the fifteenth century. St Nicholas and St Mary's, Dundee, were probably the largest parish churches in medieval Scotland. This work was dedicated by Bishop Elphinstone in 1498. The 500th anniversary of the dedication of the enlarged church was marked with the installation of a special stained glass window at the main entrance to the Kirk, overlooking Drum’s Aisle.

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Sight Name: Kirk of St Nicholas
Sight Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Churches Tour in Aberdeen   City Orientation Walk  

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