Person NamePeebles; St Peter's Episcopal Church; Eastgate
ActivityThe earliest mention of an Episcopalian Congregation in Peebles is in a deed dated 5 June, 1797, and Presbytery of Peebles minutes record that for a time the Episcopal Communion met in the Ballroom of the Tontine Hotel, and that in September 1828, 'a most elegant and approprate Chapel with a fine Organ', was opened for their services. St Peter's Episcopal Church, Eastgate, Peebles, was not erected until 1837, and was built mainly through the efforts of James Burnet of Barns (1776-1855). The names of William Steuart of Glenormiston and William Forbes Mackenzie of Portmore also appear on the deed of 13 July 1833 as trustees of the chapel building fund. Burnet's great grandson, Burnett N H Orphoot's firm of architects, was responsible for an extension to the vestry in 1880. In 1882 and 1884, stained glass windows were presented to the church and other improvements and additions were made, in particular the addition of a chancel and furnishings. A three manual organ was acquired by the church in 1909. A rectory was built in 1891, with electricity being installed in 1930. A church hall, in Dean Park, was gifted to the Church in 1911. Another two memorial windows were gifted in 1927 and 1930, and electric light was installed in the 1940s.
Corporate NameSt Peter's Episcopal Church
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