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We are delighted to announce that the Carraig Gheal Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund continues to support the Friends of St Conan’s Kirk with our overall aims. In this case we have received an award of £7,000 towards the cost of the restoration of the Chapel gates of the St Brides Chapel and St Conval’s......

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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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Spring 2018 and a number of projects are underway at the Kirk. Following the repairs last year of the Library and Vestry roof which has stopped the water leaks from above this has allowed us to start repairs of damaged timbers and outfitting the library as a meeting and community room. The Vestry toilet is......

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Some images from the amazing Christmas tree festival....

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Our busy schedule of events continues with Part 4 of our World War One series.    “Over There” features local songs and stories of the time, with refreshments provided.  We do hope you can join us. Wednesday 8th November 7pm St Conan’s Kirk, Lochawe Tickets £6 / £5 for Friends...

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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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Another wonderful musical evening to be enjoyed by all AdLibitum / violin/accordion duo Andrea and Djordje Gajic make up the exciting violin/accordion duo, AdLibitum.  Both extremely proficient artists in their own solo careers, together they perform an exciting repertoire and have given concerts in Scotland, England, Servia, and at the Victoria International Arts Festival in Gozo,......

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The nationwide touring exhibition showcasing Scotland’s best architecture from the past 100 years has arrived at St Conans.  The Festival of Architecture is a celebration of the top 100 most outstanding buildings of the past 100 years and St Conans Kirk is one of them. , Be sure to visit us Programme of Events Daily Guided......

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Join Anna Hill, Medical Herbalist, on a walk and talk through St Conan’s grounds.  Identify and learn our Medicinal plants and their astonishing uses.Find out the secrets that daily pass you by without a thought....

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A fascinating talk by the Reverend Doctor Ian Bradley of the University of St Andrews, on St Conans and the mystical landscape of Argyll. It promises to be a really interesting evening exploring our Celtic origins and how the Saints, and different churches have carved the landscape in Argyll....

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