St Andrew's Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland in Rome, Italy, belonging to the Church's International Presbytery. Rev Dr Peter McEnhill is the current minister.Make St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Scotland a centerpiece of your Rome vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rome trip itinerary planning website.
The congregation began in the early 1860s with a small group of Scots and American Presbyterians who met in the neighbourhood of the Spanish Steps. A first building was opened in 1871 near the Porta Flaminia. The present building, about halfway between the Piazza della Repubblica and the Palazzo del Quirinale, was opened in early 1885.
Planning permission was granted only on condition that the building not from the outside look like a church, thus the architecture is similar to that of the various Italian government ministries on the same street. The building is set back a little from the street, with an enclosed forecourt, and is constructed on four levels. The church itself takes up the whole of the ground floor; above this are offices, a manse, and a broad roof terrace with views over the Vatican City.
The interior architecture of the church reflects the older Presbyterian tradition, with a central pulpit and minimal decoration. A memorial to Scottish servicemen lost in the Italian campaign has a prominent position.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Scotland Reviews
I received a very warm welcome, the service was inspiring, and the fellowship after the service was wonderful. I look forward to visiting there again next time I go to Rome more »
This is a bit odd because I have no right to "review" a church or its ministry. But I thought this message might be helpful to visitors and residents of Rome. I attended St. Andrews as a young man... more »
Truly memorable visit on Sunday. Wonderful music, joyful worship and very friendly welcoming folk.
Is almost my home, i worship at St.Andrew's Scottish church every Sunday.
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