St John's Cathedral, Oban

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St John's Cathedral or the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church, located in the town of Oban. It is one of the two cathedrals of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles, and one of the sees of the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles.
St John's Cathedral is surrounded by town buildings and is less well known than the Roman Catholic St Columba's Cathedral, which has a prominent position on the waterfront. It was constructed between 1863 and 1968.
The construction of this cathedral is highly unusual. The interior clearly shows several phases of building, including the wooden construction used to finish off the roof at the altar end of the church when lack of funds made it impossible to complete the original plans for expansion.
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  • This is a pretty rubbish church. It is old and it doesn't even have a bell tower. It is ment to be posh but it isn't. Bad design.  more »
  • Interesting small church just at the edge of town. Make sure to visit the adjacent tower. The tourists info center does a great job of finding lodging at the last minute.  more »
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  • Excellent string entertainment at close of Mendelssohn Festival. Great venue & people very welcoming.
  • This is an extraordinary building: it is still incomplete after 100 years, but it has charm and atmosphere - and is replete with interesting items. What a unique cathedral!
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