St Maelrubha's, Poolewe

St Maelrubha's, Poolewe

Denomination: Scottish Episcopal
Address: St Maelrubha’s Close, Poolewe, IV26 2XE
Local Authority: Highland

Church Overview

The first Episcopal church to be built on the north-west coast of Scotland since the Jacobite rebellion of 1745, St Maelrubha’s (a former cow byre) was dedicated in 1965. Tiny, simple and made of local stone, it houses a fragment of the Celtic cross erected as a monument to the saint and brought from Applecross. Memorial to the Highland Fieldcraft Training Centre. Visiting clergy take Sundays during the summer. Close to Inverewe Garden (National Trust for Scotland).


11.00am every Sunday; 5.30 pm on first Wednesday of the month, 10.30 am on all other Wednesdays

Opening Arrangements

Open during daylight hours

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St Maelrubha's, Poolewe


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