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Church of the Holy Rude

Church Of The Holy Rude

About Church of the Holy Rude

Church of the Holy Rude St John Street, Stirling FK8 1ED
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Founded in 12th century, the Church of the Holy Rude is the second oldest building in Stirling.

The church occupies a magnificent location on the shoulder of the city’s highest hill and thanks to the short proximity to Stirling Castle it played a unique place in history. It was here that James VI was crowned King of Scotland in 1567 with the ceremony being performed by John Knox.

The Church has been the historic Burgh Kirk, or Parish Church, of Stirling for 900 years and is the only church still in active use, apart from Westminster Abbey in London, to have hosted a coronation, when the infant King James VI of Scotland (later also James I of England) was crowned in the Holy Rude on the 29th July 1567.

Entry is free, but they do rely on donations from visitors to help maintain the fabric of the church and the witness of the congregation for the future. They therefore ask that visitors give a minimum donation of £2.00 per person.

Upcoming Events at Church of the Holy Rude

Korda String Quartet by Candlelight show

14th June 2024

Join Korda String Quartet for an unforgettable night of music, candlelight, and memories that will last a lifetime at Church of the Holy Rude in Stirling on Friday 14th June!

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Family Symphonic Laser Spectacular Accompanied By Big Noise

14th June 2024

Don't miss this family-friendly laser and light show to a recorded soundtrack of chart pop, dance and musical hits accompanied by the Sistema Big Noise Orchestra at Church of the Holy Rude!

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Family Symphonic Laser Spectacular Accompanied By Big Noise

5th October 2024

Don't miss this family-friendly laser and light show to a recorded soundtrack of chart pop, dance and musical hits accompanied by the Sistema Big Noise Orchestra at Church of the Holy Rude!

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Symphonix Rock Orchestra

5th October 2024

Symphonix is the epic and exciting, Orchestral Rock Show you won't want to miss and it's coming to Church of the Holy Rude in Stirling on Saturday 5th October!

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