Basic Site Details

Name: St Michael's Episcopal Church
Town, district or village: Dufftown
City or county: Banffshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The Episcopal church of St. Michael. Aberlour, has been formally consecrated by the Bishop of Aberdeen. It is built of Hopeman freestone and Dufftown limestone, and consists of nave and chancel 63 feet by 24 feet, and 35 feet. high from floor to apex of open roof of nave. It cost 1,000, and seats l00 persons. The architect was the Rev C. Jupp, of Aberlour, the founder of the cause. [Building News 15 July 1881 Page 72]

After he founded the Episcopalian Orphanage at Aberlour in 1875, Cannon Charles Jupp (1830-1911) commenced church services in Dufftown and built the mission church of St Michael in memory of his mother in 1880-1881.

Born in Sussex of humble parentage, Charles Jupp trained as a teacher in Church of England schools, before being ordained after studies at Litchfield. For six years he was a curate in various mining parishes in the north of England. However, his health failed, and he moved to Scotland. From 1875 until his death in 1911, at the age of 81, Jupp worked ceaselessly to raise money for orphans. By the end over five hundred children were accommodated in the orphanage.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Church  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Conval StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21880   
Item 2 of 2July 1881 Opened 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander RossArchitectA1880  
Item 2 of 3David Mackintosh or MacintoshArchitectA1880 May have been in partnership with Ross
Item 3 of 3Ross & MackintoshArchitectural practiceA1880 May have been in partnership with Mackintosh


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Scottish Episcopal Church Yearbook Various years; dates to be checked   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News15 July 1881  p72

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmore193517