Darvel Parish Church

Darvel Parish Church

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Hastings Square, Darvel, KA17 0DR
Local Authority: East Ayrshire
Listing: B

Church Overview

The church is prominently set in the centre of the village square, adjacent to the Memorial to Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin. Designed by Robert S Ingram and built 1887-8 in Early English style with a tower and spire 130 feet high. The sanctuary has a nave, transept, aisles and a back gallery with woodwork of pitch-pine. In the east wall is the Morton of Gowanbank Memorial stained glass window of 1958. The pulpit of carved oak is particularly handsome and incorporates the pipe organ and backed by a triple lancet stained glass window. The Forster & Andrews pipe organ installed in 1908 and has not been altered since except for the addition of an electric blower, although the original hand bellows are still functional. The British Institute of Organ Studies, designated the organ as Grade 1 Listed in 2012.


Sunday 11.00am

Opening Arrangements

Open by arrangement


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Darvel Parish Church


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