St Andrews: the legacy of St Rule

Jo Woolf from The Hazel Tree visits one of the most sacred places in Scotland: St. Andrews

The Hazel Tree

St Rule's Tower (3) The long, narrow finger of St Rule’s Tower rises above the grounds of St Andrews Cathedral, reaching a height of over 100 feet and offering spectacular views of the coastline and the city below.   Built in the 12th century, it would have been a welcome sight for pilgrims who had travelled from far and wide to worship the relics of St Andrew, which were housed within the church.

St Andrew was one of Christ’s disciples. How on earth did his relics arrive at a small town in Fife?

Flag CropAbout St Andrew…

According to the Gospels, Andrew and his brother, Simon, who were fishermen from Galilee, were invited by Christ to become ‘fishers of men‘.   Andrew was present at the Last Supper and in the garden at Gethsemane, and he saw the risen Christ after the Resurrection.

In his mission to spread the message of Christianity, Andrew travelled widely through Greece…

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6 thoughts on “St Andrews: the legacy of St Rule

  1. Hey, St Andrews is my alma mater! In my final year I lived near East Sands and used to walk home through the cathedral grounds most afternoons, right under St Rule’s Tower; miss those days!


  2. Articles like this is why I signed up to this newsletter. Little snippits of historical gold nuggets. Grandissimo.


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