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In November we were awarded a grant award to help with the professional fees and other costs for some of our plans to help improve the Kirk for visitors. The AHFund support a wide range of sustainable heritage projects and they were able to support us with a successful application for up to £5,000 towards......

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This year’s Christmas tree festival was held over the weekend of 30th November, 1st and 2nd December. With 62 trees it was the biggest yet and proved amazingly popular with 1650 people visiting the Kirk over the weekend. An amazing team of volunteers provided teas, home baking, manned the raffle and helped with the set......

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We have written a short newsletter with updates on our plans for the repair and restoration of the Kirk. It can be downloaded by clicking on the image below:  ...

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One of Scotland’s most unique architectural attractions is celebrating a £100,000 funding boost that will secure its future. St Conan’s Kirk, situated on the picturesque shores of Loch Awe, in Argyll and Bute, was voted one of the top 10 Scottish buildings of the last 100 years in a 2016 RIAS public poll. Steeped in history......

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  An afternoon of fine piano works presented in the charismatic surroundings of St Conans Kirk, by the acclaimed concert pianist, Marek Kochmanski. The afternoon will be complemented by cream teas served after the performance, at no extra charge. Ticket price £8 (£6 for Friends of St Conan’s Kirk). Children 10 and under, free. Tickets......

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Congratulations to the following people who won prizes at our recent raffle: Raffle Prize Winner Ticket Number Kilchurn overnight stay Mr C.Davies / Ardbrecknish  01534 Brander Lodge, dinner, bed & breakfast M. Brown / Taynuilt 01326 Painting of Iona by M. Smyth E.Mckay / Lochawe 00034 Taynuilt Hamper Mr & Mrs MacCallum / Taynuilt 01347......

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St Conan’s, Lochawe, was the venue for a theatrical treat on Saturday night when Classical Musicians Scotland performed the Ivor Novello Story. Last year this production received excellent reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe. In the wonderful script by John Cairney, Ivor Novello’s story and songs are brought to life by an actor, two singers and......

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It was difficult to believe that a year had passed since our very well attended Open Weekend last August! The aims of our Open Weekends are to increase awareness of St Conan’s, demonstrate its value for the community, raise some funds, let people know about the Friends of Saint Conan’s and to encourage new members......

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    Over the weekend of 16th and 17th May, enthusiastic volunteers from the Friends of St Conan’s Kirk gathered at the kirk for two days of spring cleaning. Jobs that were tackled included window cleaning, woodwork polishing, dusting, and, outside in the garden, painting and clearing unwanted vegetation. The Friends of St Conan’s Kirk......

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