Gordon Chapel is located in Castle Street, Fochabers and is a vibrant, friendly and welcoming place. In addition to our regular worship, we also hold a variety of social and community events such as concerts (organised by the Friends of Gordon Chapel), coffee mornings, car boot sales and open days.
We work closely with the other churches in and around Fochabers, particularly the Bellie and Speymouth Parish churches and St Mary's Roman Catholic Church.
The Vestry is the church's representative and decision-making body.
Priest's Warden - Margaret Forsyth
People's Warden - Moira Middleton
Secretary - Daphne Stevens
Lay Representative - Jean Grimshaw
Elected Members - Jeff Lowndes, Joan Marsden, Janet Philpott, Amy Souter
About the Diocese
The Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness, one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church and covers over a quarter of the land mass of Scotland and at roughly 8700 square miles it is the largest Diocese in Great Britain. Yet to simply see Moray, Ross and Caithness as “the largest” diocese is to miss so much of its diversity, challenge and excitement.
Our Diocese is not simply a geographical area, or a group of buildings, it is the people of faith who give it life, the people you will meet Sunday by Sunday welcoming you to the church and who you will see enjoying faith in the pages before you.
About this website
The Marquess Cornwallis Window
Gordon Chapel Online was originally created by Professor Peter Reid and was officially launched on Saturday, March 1st, 2003. The new site was launched in August 2012 to coincide with the rededication of the windows. All images of the Burne-Jones stained glass windows were taken by the late Mr Harry Philpott. They are the copyright of Gordon Chapel and may not be reproduced for any reasons other than private study or research. Digital copies of these images may be acquired from Gordon Chapel. The photographs of Frances Harriet Duchess of Richmond and Amy Mary Countess of March and Kinrara are courtesy of the Goodwood Estate Company Limited whose copyright they remain. The photographs of the portraits of the 7th Duke of Richmond and Gordon and of Sir George Gordon Lennox are courtesy of the Gordon Lennox Estate Company whose copyright they remain.
A number of people contributed enormously to the development of this website, particularly, Very Reverend Susan Macdonald, James and Sandra Smart, Major-General Bernard Gordon Lennox, CB, MBE, Rosemary Baird, formerly Curator at Goodwood, the late Robin Stewart and the late Marianne Simpson
BULLOCH, JM. The Gordon Book. [no imprint] but 1902.
Burke's Peerage, Baronetage, Knightage and Companionage. Various Editions.
CRAVEN, JB. History of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Moray. London: Skeffington & Sons, 1889.
Fochabers Episcopal Church. The Banffshire Herald, 12 November 1904, p.7.
COKAYNE, GE et al. The Complete Peerage. Gloucester: Sutton, 1987.
Memorial Windows. The Banffshire Advertiser, 17 November 1904, p.4.
Re-opening of the Episcopal Chapel at Fochabers. The Elgin Courant, 29 October 1852, p.3.
Rural Kirks of Moray and Nairn. The Northern Scot, 4 October 1924, p.2.
SCOTT, JG. Four hundred years of ups and downs: Gordon Chapel Fochabers. Elgin: Moravian Press, 1984.