The Kirk was bequeathed by Helen Douglas Campbell (Walter’s sister) to the St Conan’s Church Trust. The Trust is responsible for the fabric, maintenance and for the day-to-day running of the kirk.
The Friends of St Conan’s Kirk SCIO was established in 2014, and carries a range of activities supporting the Kirk. These include organizing tours, a program of heritage, arts and cultural events, and educational activities. Each year a wide range of community activities are held, including volunteering days, a Christmas tree festival and an art competition for local schools. Through fundraising and volunteer effort the Friends also support the repair and conservation of the Kirk.
In 2018, in support of a Heritage lottery grant application a formal joint working group was formed between the Trust and the Friends. The HLF grant application was successful and the joint group continues to meet regularly to continue the work of restoration, conservation and development of the visitor experience.
The Kirk is entirely self-supporting and receives no regular funding from the Scottish or British governments, the Church of Scotland or any other church entity.
Working together, the Trustees and Friends of St Conan’s Kirk are progressing with a program of restoration and conservation. Conservation information can be found in the exhibition area at the Kirk and on our website conservation pages.
St Conan’s Church Trust is a Scottish registered charity: no. SC012643
The Friends of St Conan’s Kirk are a Scottish registered charity: no. SC045006