Early in our journey, a rather wise gentleman advised us to visit every church we found open because it just might surprise us. The St. John the Evangelist Church is one of those gems. We happened upon this church on the west-end of Princess street, below the castle, on a site that was a previously council-owned market garden. Originally built in 1818, it has undergone significant renovations and enlargements over the years. One of the most striking features of the interior is the vaulted ceiling inspired by the King Henry VII chapel in Westminster Abbey. St. John's also has one of the finest collections of stained glass windows in Scotland. We were delighted by this find.