Balmaclellan Church

Balmaclellan Church

Denomination:   Church of Scotland
Address:   Balmaclellan, DG7 3QE
Local Authority:   Dumfries & Galloway
Listing:   B

Church Overview

A harled, T-plan kirk, the body was built in 1753, with the north aisle added in 1833 by William McCandlish. The west gable has a pyramid-topped bellcote. The windows were given their present round-headed appreaance in 1886. The interior is remarkable for the timber roof, with the diagonal trusses meeting in a central pendant. The stained glass west window depicting Christ the Lord of All is dated 1928 and is by Gordon Webster. The graveyard has an early 18th-century table-stone commemorating the Covenanting martyr Robert Grierson. Statue and plaque in churchyard commemorate Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Old Mortality’, who came from Balmaclellan. Crimean war memorial in churchyard.


10.00 am
1st Sunday Balmaclellan
2nd and 4th Sundays Dalry
3rd Sunday Kells
If 5th Sunday in the month, service is in one of the other Churches in the Glenkens by rotation.

Opening Arrangements

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Balmaclellan Church


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