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Below is an illustrated index of the 8 Presbyterian sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Begijnhof
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Dating from the early 14th century, this picturesque enclosed courtyard contains a Reformed Church and hidden Catholic chapel. It provides a serene oasis in the center of the city.
  • Greyfriars Kirk
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Dedicated in 1620, Greyfriars Kirk was the first Reformed church in Edinburgh and the setting for a good bit of Scottish national history.
  • St Cuthbert's Church
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    This historic church in Edinburgh has a friendly congregation that emphasizes Celtic spirituality.
  • St Giles Cathedral
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    As the church where John Knox preached the Reformation, St Giles' is the mother church of the Church of Scotland and the birthplace of Presbyterianism.
  • Old Scotch Church
    Oregon, USA
    Built in 1878, the pretty Old Scotch Church is one of the oldest churches in continuous use in Oregon. Its Carpenter Gothic design was probably inspired by the home church of its Scottish founders.
  • Fraumünster
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Built over an abbey church founded in 835, this 13th-century church is known for its elegant spire and Marc Chagall windows.
  • Grossmünster
    Zurich, Switzerland
    The unique and imposing Great Minster was built in 1090 by Charlemagne as a shrine to local martyrs. Later, Zwingli preached the Reformation from its pulpit.
  • St. Peterskirche
    Zurich, Switzerland
    St. Peter's is the oldest church in Zürich and boasts the largest clock face in Europe.