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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Kirk of St. Nicholas Uniting - Aberdeen, Scotland

The Kirk of St. Nicholas Uniting
Aberdeen, Scotland
Image Courtesy: Wikipedia
This beautiful church is dedicated to St. Nicholas because of its close proximity to the sea and the miraculous rescue of sailors in a storm. It's foundations date from the 12th century. It was one of the most important churches in Scotland and after 850 years it is still a welcoming house of worship. Today it is called "Church of St. Nicholas Uniting" because it unites the Church of Scotland and United Reformed Church. 
A close up of its tower
Image Courtesy: Wikipedia
It's moving graveyard
Image Courtesy: About Aberdeen
Another view of this magnificent St. Nicholas Church
Image Courtesy: Old Gordon
Please visit the church's website for more information on this lovely and historic edifice built in Christ's honor

18 comments:

Ola said...

a beatiful one, now I know why this in the port of Aegina was also called Saint Nicolas!

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Lois Evensen said...

Lovely church. And, so nice to see you here again. We are home from the sea and able to log on more often. :))

Out on the prairie said...

Some churches ring their bells with the tide changes

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Now that is the sort of typical church building that I love. Magnificent. Diane

Ann said...

truly a gorgeous church, very impressive

Pat said...

Very impressive!
I love the tours of the world, all united by St Nicholas :) xx

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Beautiful.

Aberdeen is such a lovely city. Worth visiting.

God bless.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Edinburgh is a lovely city too. Unfortunately, their St Nicholas Church isn't as impressive as the one in Aberdeen.

http://stnics.co.uk/

God bless.

Elaine said...

Beautiful church!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Beautiful landscapes and traditional architecture are ALWAYS FOUND HERE MY SWEET ANN! I so loved your comment to me...that silence and peace can be found even in my own home. Yes, I love to be at home to just soak in the light and beauty of my surroundings. THANK YOU FOR VISITING AND how is Sir Edward????? Anita

Victorian1885 said...

Wonderful church.. thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

George said...

This is a beautiful church -- the tower is simply magnificent. Thanks for finding and sharing this wonderful building with us.

Remington said...

Beautiful!

Bailey said...

Beautiful church.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ann, Gorgeous church... Love seeing the graveyard and the tower... Interesting how it 'unites' the Church of Scotland and the United Reformed Church...

You may have featured this one before, but there is a St. Nicholas Church in Murphy, North Carolina... Here is the link:
http://stnicholasorthodoxnc.org/

Love all of the churches you feature.
Hugs,
Betsy

troutbirder said...

Hmmmm. Makes me think I need to follow thru with a trip to Scotland... :)

Sara said...

This one's beautiful! And it looks like it's in Scotland, doesn't it? Thanks for the "tour" :)

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

I love Scotland, we lived near Glasgow for over two years when my eldest daughter was small. Aberdeen was very busy back then with the 'oil-workers'. I wish I had visited this beautiful church, the tower and spire combined look wonderful.