Torthorwald Church

Torthorwald Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Torthorwald, DG1 3QA
Local Authority: Dumfries & Galloway
Listing: B


Church Overview

A church was founded in Torthorwald in the mid 13th century by Trinitarian or Red Friars from Fail Monastery near Tarbolton, Ayrshire. A white T-plan kirk built in 1872 to replace an earlier church on an adjacent site; stones dated 1450 and 1644 are set into the walls of the vestry. Pipe organ 1904. The entrance gates are a memorial to Dr John G Paton, a pioneer missionary to the islands of the South Pacific.


Sundays: 9.45am or 11.25am

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

Guide book available   Induction loop for the deaf  toilets available

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Torthorwald Church


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