Cairngryffe Kirk

Cairngryffe Kirk

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Carmichael , ML12 6PQ
Local Authority: South Lanarkshire
Listing: B

Church Overview

Known as ‘The Little Cathedral of the Upper Ward’, due to the quality of the decoration, this church was built 1750 and extensively remodelled 1904 by Sir Robert Lorimer. The staircase to the gallery and several headstones were brought from the site of the 12th-century church a mile away. Magnificent stained glass window 1904. Other glass by Crear McCartney. Many memorials to the Carmichael family and clan.


Sunday: 9.30am for 3 months and then at 11am for 6 months – rotating the times every 3 months with Symington and Libberton

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement

Image Gallery

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Cairngryffe Kirk


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