St Conan’s Kirk is supported by an energetic, enthusiastic and inclusive local community who, through determination and commitment, work tirelessly to secure the future of St Conan’s Kirk as a working church, a cultural centre offering a variety of entertainments and educational opportunities, and also as one of Argyll’s major visitor attractions.

Coordinating their efforts, the Friends of St Conan’s Kirk have an ongoing cultural, educational and volunteer programme. The Friends plan and host a variety of events throughout the year. This vital role has brought renewed energy and community involvement into the life of the Kirk and has reinforced a sense of collective pride in this wonderful building at the heart of Lochawe village.

Culture, Arts and Community Events: The magnificent atmospheric interior, flooded with natural light and with outstanding acoustics, makes St Conan’s a stunning venue for hosting concerts, exhibitions, plays, lectures and other cultural events. Suitable for both voice and instrumental recitals, for poetry readings and theatre, we welcome a variety of visiting and local performing artists throughout the year. A wide range of other events involving the community are also held. These range from our volunteering get-togethers to our spectacular annual Christmas Tree Festival.

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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.