Worship is at 2pm on the Second Sunday of each month. During current Covid-19 restrictions numbers will be limited, face coverings should be worn, and unfortunately ‘afternoon tea’ after the service isn’t able to happen.
June to September 2021 the Church will be open every Thursday afternoon between 2pm and 4pm.
Kingairloch Church’s Story
Kingairloch was within the parish of Lismore and Appin, and served sporadically by missionaries from there and neighbouring parishes
In 1760, Mr McIntyre the missionary based in Strontian was awarded an additional £27 per year by the Royal Bounty Committee and was required to preach sometimes at Kingairloch, Polloch and Resipole. Kingairloch would have been served by occasional services held in the open air or in the Inn (Camus House)
In 1829 a ‘Royal Bounty Mission’ for the Braes of Morvern and Kingairloch was established in its own right, now that Strontian had its own building provided by the Parliamentary Church Scheme. Donald MacColl was appointed itinerant missionary on an annual salary of £60 with an additional £5 for communion expenses!
During the 1850s the Forbes family were anxious to improve the educational and religious facilitates for all on the estate. Royal Bounty Funds could not be used for buildings, and – long story short – a legacy to the Church of Scotland to be used for ‘church extension in the Highlands’ enabled the building to be erected. It was completed with the date of entry being Whitsunday 15th May 1857