The Kirk is a key role in its local community. Through the Friends of St Conan’s Kirk and its charitable activities we are making a major impact in the local community. Please use the dropdown menu to find out more.


Culture and Arts: The kirk has developed its role as a venue for culture and arts with a program of music, theatre and other art performances each year. Visit our Calendar for more info.

Heritage : The Kirk has a unique and special heritage, from craftsmen to architecture, history to the current day the building has a chance to inspire visitors to engage with our and their heritage.

Schools and Education: Although a rural area we are able to support local school and colleges, whether through our annual Primary School Art competition (St Conan’s Cup for Art) or through visits covering a range of Curriculum for Excellence subjects and topics.

Family and Community events: The Kirk through the Trust and the Friends organise a wide range of community events, from teh World War 1 series (2014-2018), to the annual Christmas tree festival and more.

Workshops and education:

Volunteering Opportunities: More info to be written.

Visiting Groups: We host a wide range of visiting group, from our regular German visitor who each year hold their leaving ceremony for 200 men who have spend the week in Scotland, to visiting Clan groups linked to the Kirk.

Guided Tours: Through our team of volunteer guides we educate, inform and entertain over 1,000 visitors to Scotland who are on tour.

Economic Impact: The Kirk is one of the leading Tourist Attractions in Argyll, and for many people the highlight of their visit to Scotland. It also host events such as weddings, music and culture that increase economic spend in the area.