Rose Window Restoration

Some images of some of the “smaller” projects completed during 2020....

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The area known as the “organ screen cupboard” is a handy space where chairs and other useful things for events are kept. It has been an area of trip hazards as it was missing most of its floorboards for a number of years as they had become rotten due to water from roof leaks. In......

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During lockdown we managed to arrange to have the damaged lion from the cloisters, retrieved from its location for many years leaning against a wall in one of the chapels,and sent off for repair. A few images of the repairs to the base and also the damaged jaw. Post-lockdown the plinth in the cloisters is......

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The kirk remains closed during lockdown however a small number of repair and restoration projects which can be safely done during lockdown are progressing. The image above is of the rose window tracery being pre-assembled in the workshop. This painstaking work meant every piece of timber was hand-crafted. The glass restorer was able to provide......

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The Inches Carr Trust have very kindly made a grant award of £1000 toward the conservation and repair of the organ screen at St Conan’s Kirk. The organ screen was carved by the Kirk’s architect and founder, Walter Douglas Campbell and this grant will help us carry out conservation and repair of the screen and......

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A little mention of the Kirk, BBC Radio 4 News Quiz during 2019. Audio clip with video....

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A short interview about the history of the pews in St Conan’s Kirk (Audio interview with some related video and images)...

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Some images of the completed first phase of the Kirk lighting scheme, including images of the Nave and South Aisle. The lighting has transformed these areas and revealed new details of the Kirk. Completed with the support of visitor donations, fundraising by the Friends of St Conan’s Kirk and the LEADER Rural Development program. Work......

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Regular visitors to the Kirk will have seen the major changes in the gardens, with new garden areas, seating, paths and the clearance of Rhododendrons and more. Many of these improvements have involved local schools participating in the gardening or willing volunteers. At the end of October we received great news that the Baillie Gifford Community Awards Programme......

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In November 2019 we received great news that the Susan H Guy Charitable Trust have awarded us a significant award to allow us to run a program of storytelling events in 2020. Adding storytelling events for children and adult audiences is an important area we have been working to develop and this very generous award......

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Friends of St Conan’s Kirk has been selected as one of three local charities that are supported by the Inverary Coop. Where we are nominated then every time a member buys selected own-brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend  will be passed to our charity. Support of Co-op customers can make a......

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Christmas Tree Festival 2019–Results and Lots of Thank-Yous! Thanks to the Community, this year’s Christmas Tree Festival was a really magical weekend! Thank-you to everyone who took part by entering a tree, everyone who helped with the set-up and running of the Festival, everyone who baked and everyone who kindly donated raffle prizes. The raffle......

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Final preparations are in hand for the 2019 Christmas Tree festival. Starting this Friday 29th November at 1.30pm you will be able to see an amazing collection of trees prepared by local groups, businesses, organisations and individuals/families. St Conan’s Kirk will be filled, with all sorts of trees, decorated in amazingly imaginative ways, all lit......

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THE KIRK WILL REOPEN ON 15th NOVEMBER 2019. IMPORTANT UPDATE: From 23rd October for approximately 3 weeks there will be NO or limited access to the kirk interior. We apologise for any inconvenience to visitors while we install interior lighting. Access to the kirk exterior and grounds will still be available.  If visiting during those dates please......

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We are now well underway with the repair of the pointing, copes and skews element of the Phase 2 repairs to address major leaks at the kirk. This work mainly involves lime mortar repairs to prevent water ingress. The “copes” are the stones which are at the top of walls. Over time the lime mortar......

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