Dunoon High Kirk

Dunoon High Kirk

Denomination: Church of Scotland
Address: Kirk Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DP
Local Authority: Argyll & Bute
Listing: B

Church Overview

The present building probably stands on the site of a much earlier church which until 1688 was the Cathedral Church of both the Roman Catholic and Episcopalian Bishops of Argyll. Towards the end of the 18th century the building became dilapidated and was demolished, the stone being used to build Gillespie Graham’s Late Decorated Gothic Revival church of 1816. The belfry tower was added in 1839 and the church was lengthened and widened by Andrew Balfour in 1909. Chancel window 1939 by Douglas Hamilton. Gravestones of the 13th and 17th century in the kirkyard.


Sunday: 11.00 am; mid-week service Wednesday 11.00 am.

Opening Arrangements

Open Monday to Friday 10 am-4 pm June to mid-September; 10 am – 12 noon Tuesday at other times or by arrangement


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Dunoon High Kirk


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