St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church of Scotland, Rome

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St Andrew's Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland in Rome, Italy, belonging to the Church's Presbytery of Europe. The current minister is Rev. William B. McCulloch.
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.
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  • 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 »
  • With Roman churches overflowing with works of art, the simplicity of this church is the lack of external references, apart from a plaque, highlights the choice of the Presbyterians to follow the Calvinist reform that arose in the sixteenth century that forbade the veneration of religious images.
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  • 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, wa...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Like it tired travelling will rested and cooled feel interior has good work better for praying atmosphere all most done
  • A lovely church to visit while traveling. I went every Sunday the month I was in Rome. They were one of the kindest and most welcoming congregations I’ve ever been around. Will return ASAP....
  • I invite you to come to this concert organized by young boys, most of them are studying in Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Rome, price € 5
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