Fragment of Regent Moray pulpit

Fragment of Regent Moray pulpit

Included in Collections: Church

Object Description

One of two surviving fragments, this one in the shape of a fleur-de-lys, of the original Regent Moray pulpit built in St Duthus Collegiate Church after the Reformation in 1560. The church was unused from 1815 and both it and the pulpit fell into decay. When the church was restored in the 1870s a replica of the pulpit was built based on the remaining fragments and the memories of older parishioners. It is thought that the original may have incorporated parts of the pre-Reformation rood screen. The pulpit is said to have been given by James VI\'s regent, the Earl of Moray, in recognition of the town\'s adoption of reformed worship. Another story is that it was given by Queen Mary because of their adherence to the old faith.

Cat No. 0934.001, 0934.
Collections Church
Date added May 21st, 2021
Added by Tain & District Museum

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