Contin Parish Church

Contin Parish Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Contin, IV14 9ES
Local Authority: Highland
Listing: B

Church Overview

An 18th century plain harled church this is a pre-Reformation church incorporating late-medieval work; a sacrament house has been revealed in the east corner of the north wall. A church here was founded by St Maelrubha in AD 690 on an island in the Blackwater (Abhainn Dubh). The church had to be rebuilt after the Macdonalds burnt the church and congregation in 1477 Major repairs were ordered in 1734, and the church was reroofed and the bellcote added in 1760. The walls were heightened by eight feet in 1832 and two galleries installed; only the east gallery survives following the re-ordering of the interior in 1919.

Stained glass window, ‘I am the Good Shepherd’, by Roland Mitton. Two late-medieval graveslabs in the vestibule.


Sunday 11.15 am

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Contin Parish Church


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