Romanian Orthodox Church, Kilninian, Mull
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On B8073, 5 miles north-west of the Ulva ferry crossing
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This is a simple nave church, built in 1755 to serve the parish of Kilninian. The building has harled stone walls, a slated roof and a stone bell-cote. The church was first mentioned in 1561, when it belonged to the Abbot of Iona, but the church history goes back to the 15th century. The church contains a 20ft communion table with benches - a rare example. The gallery for the choir is entered from a fore stair. The vestry contains very ancient burial stones including: 1. A 14th century slab bearing a plaited cross 2. An early 16th century slab, a foliated cross at the top, claymore in scabbard below, casket and pitcher 3. A 16th century effigy of a man in armour carrying a claymore 4. Late 16th century effigy of a smith with a conical helmet and other slabs with no identification.
Services monthly and by special notice if necessary
Open by arrangement
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