St Andrew's Church, Rome

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St Andrew's, Rome: interior, showing central pulpit
St Andrew's, Rome: façade and courtyard

St Andrew's Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland in Rome, Italy, belonging to the Church's International Presbytery. Since the summer of 2016 the charge has been vacant; the locum minister and interim moderator is Rev. Willie Strachan.

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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Coordinates: 41°54′11″N 12°29′30″E / 41.90306°N 12.49167°E / 41.90306; 12.49167