Ardchattan Episcopal Church


Church of the Holy Spirit, Ardchattan, Bonawe, Argyll. PA37 1RL

Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000

This church was built in 1886, and was closed in 2008. It has since been sold and renovated into a family dwelling house. does anyone have a copy of the sales details?

Sadly, in 2008, there was the closing of the church at Ardchattan. Here was a church and a little congregation which had that unique Argyll and The Isles feel to it. The church and the rectory were in fact all one building as was the case with quite a few churches in this Diocese in the past. So here was an image of the church where the priest, the congregation, the building and the community conveyed a unity and integrity. However, time has taken its toll, not only on the number of Episcopalians that live anywhere near the building, but also on the condition of much of the church and the rectory. It was therefore with sadness that the building was sold, the proceeds of which have gone towards maintaining and sustaining the life of the Diocese and its future. So in that sense, out of the sadness has come at least some benefit and new hope. A lot of work has been done to make sure that the small number of Episcopalians who have a strong loyalty to Ardchattan are nevertheless being looked after both spiritually and liturgically.

The records for the Church of the Holy Spirit, Ardchattan are held at Argyll and Bute Council Archives

Description 1886- -1941: service registers, account books, communicants' roll book
Reference EC/4
Further information - NRA 41095 Argyll

Has anyone got any information about these ?

We do have a copy of the War Memorial from the church, which is now in St Johns, Oban.

Canmore record

Site Name Ardchattan, Episcopal Church Of The Holy Spirit
Classification Church, War Memorial(s) (20th Century)
Alternative Name(s) Bonawe; War Memorial; War Memorial Plaques
Canmore ID 148713
Site Number NN03SW 57
NGR NN 0061 3363
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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