Colvend Parish Church

Colvend Parish Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Colvend, DG5 4QN
Local Authority: Dumfries & Galloway
Listing: B

Church Overview

A chaste Early Christian church by P MacGregor Chalmers 1911, of granite with red sandstone dressings and set on a rise overlooking the Solway Firth. Its bell-tower is topped by a steep pyramid roof. A pretty interior with nave, aisle and transept and a timbered roof. Plain plastered walls are a foil for the sandstone columns which support round-headed arches springing from cushion capitals to form arcades into the aisle and transept.

In the chancel, the deep colour of the stained glass window depicting the Ascension by Stephen Adam Jnr (Adam & Co), 1918, forms a lovely backdrop to the high presbyterian arrangement of furnishings. The windows in the transepts, the Adoration of the Magi and the Road to Emmaus, are by Mary Wood. The window in the aisle is by Margaret Chilton and Marjorie Kemp, 1926.


Sunday: 11.30am

Opening Arrangements

Open daily 10.00am-6.00pm

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Colvend Parish Church


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