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Holy Cross Episcopalian Church

Holy Cross Episcopalian Church

Holy Cross Episcopalian Church

Regular monthly services in Port-na-Crois' church with a fascinating history.


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The Reverend Amanda Fairclough

Holy Cross Church is Appin’s Episcopalian church and overlooks the main A828 at Port-na-Crois.

It’s perhaps not generally realised that Episcopalians made up a large part of the Jacobite forces during the 1745 uprising, with the Appin Stewarts playing a major role in that ill-fated escapade.

Of many Episcopalian churches in the North Argyll/Lochaber area, Holy Cross, Port-na-Crois, is probably the oldest, having been built in 1813. It was extended in 1974, following the closure of St Mary’s, Glen Creran. It displays a replica of the Appin Banner, carried at Culloden (the original hangs in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh).  

Over the 1990s and 2000s the congregation dwindled until, in 2014, the church stopped holding services, although it remained consecrated and was available for weddings and funerals.

However, recently, and thanks to a new initiative within the Episcopalian community, the little church is embarking on a new lease of life with regular monthly services, together with a celebration of Holy Communion at all major Christian festivals.

Parking is available on the small road to the left just past the church heading north and the building is unattended but open daily.

All are welcome to join our regular sung evensong service at 5:00pm on the first Sunday of each month.

For wedding or other enquiries, please contact:

Priest-in-Charge: The Reverend Amanda Fairclough, St Mary’s Rectory, Glencoe, PH49 4HP


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