St Finnbarr's, Dornoch

St Finnbarr's, Dornoch

Denomination: Scottish Episcopal
Address: School Brae , Dornoch , IV25 3PF
Local Authority: Highland

Church Overview

Small picturesque Gothic church by Alexander Ross 1912-13. The church porch was an addition in 1969. The font and the church bell came from St Mary’s Church at Highfield (near Dingwall), when it closed in 1966, and the small Bevington pipe organ came from St Paul’s Church, Strathnairn. Stained glass triple lancet east window by Percy Bacon. Of special note are the tapestry kneelers with Highland themes created by 14 members of the congregation between 1981 and 1993. A white altar frontal (only displayed occasionally) made by members of the congregation to celebrate the church centenary is decorated with images of birds, flowers and animals found in Sutherland hand painted on silk.  The dedication to St Finnbarr goes back to the 6th century when St Finnbarr is thought to have established a monastic settlement in Dornoch.


Sundays: Eucharist 11.00am. 5th Sunday varies, contact Secretary; Wednesday 10.30 am Morning Prayer or H.C.

Opening Arrangements

Open April to October 10.00am-4.00pm; or by arrangement

Access for partially abled  Induction loop for the deaf

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St Finnbarr's, Dornoch

St Finnbarr's, Dornoch

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