The building probably dates from the 12th century, but the site is believed to have been consecrated in the 6th century and is probably the place where Christianity was first preached to the people of Lewis. The church was restored in 1912 by Norman Forbes of Stornoway, under the guidance of the architect J S Richardson; the altars date from this restoration. The side chapel is connected to the main church only through a squint. The church has no heating, electricity or water; lighting is by candles and oil lamps. Vehicular access impossible. In wet weather, path to church can be muddy.
Between April and September inc, Said Eucharist Services are held at 3pm every 2nd and 4th Sundayâ€™s of each month
Every alternate Wednesday at 8pm there is a compline service
Open during daylight hours
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