A special service was held at Rosslyn Chapel on Sunday 21 April to commemorate a significant event in the Chapel’s history.
Rosslyn Chapel was founded in 1446 but, following the Reformation, services stopped being held there 1592 and did not begin again until the Chapel was re-dedicated as a place of worship on 22 April 1862 by the then Bishop of Edinburgh. Services have been held at Rosslyn since then and continue today, as part of the Scottish Episcopal Church. This important date in the story of the Chapel was marked with a special evening service, on 21 April, led by the current Bishop of Edinburgh, the Rt Rev Dr John Armes, and the Rev Dr Joe Roulston, Priest-in-Charge of the Chapel.
Ian Gardner, Director of Rosslyn Chapel Trust, said ‘I am pleased that we have marked this significant date in the Chapel’s story, which reinstated the Chapel as a place of worship, and hope that this will become an annual commemoration in Rosslyn’s calendar.’