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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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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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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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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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The lovely Rose Window hand painted in the Victorian style by Helen Douglas-Campbell was already on the long list of items in need of restoration. The news that it would have to be removed now while nearby roof work takes place has made its off-site restoration a sudden priority. The Friends are asking the community......

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Our Summer 2019 newsletter with updates and news is now available. Please click on the image below....

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                                               Last week we had fun taking part in the biennial Flower Festival held by our friends from Dalmally in Glenorchy Parish Church. Individuals and groups are invited to contribute a floral arrangement......

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St Conan’s Kirk has often been referred to as Argyll’s hidden gem. For a long time hidden from the road behind trees that had grown since being seedlings planted 100 years ago it was a secret spot for people in the know. Although long championed by some guidebook authors e.g. Peter Irvine in Scotland the Best......

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In June 2018 the National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland award St Conan’s Kirk £100,000 towards the Phase 2 Repair Program. With an overall project cost of £133,500 we had to raise the balance of the costs. We applied to a number of charitable Trusts are incredibly grateful that a number of......

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