... the Clearance of Glencalvie in 1845, a tragic event that is recorded in messages scratched on its east window
"... the Clearance of Glencalvie in 1845, a tragic event that is recorded in messages scratched on its east window"


 
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COVID-19 TEMPORARY CLOSURE

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic we regret that Croick Church is closed to the public until further notice.

Because of new conditions from the church insurers we have had to lock Croick Church. We've had to add a new lock because there was no one who had any idea where the old key was. It is so many years since the building has been locked. It's a sad day but unfortunately we have to comply with the rules.

About Croick Church and its history.

CROICK CHURCH lies some 10 miles up STRATHCARRON to the west of the village of ARDGAY in the county of SUTHERLAND.  It was built in 1827 on land donated by the Rosses of Balnagown and to the design of Thomas Telford, and formed part of a church extension programme initiated and financed by the Westminster Parliament.   Previously there had been a Preaching Station in its locality and there are the remains of a Pictish broch within its glebe.

The Church and its minister figured prominently in the Clearance of Glencalvie in 1845, a tragic event that is recorded in messages scratched on its east window.  But today they play a happier role in continuing to provide a Christian witness in this remote Highland strath.

To those able to travel to it we extend a warm welcome to join with us at the service held in the Church during the summer months.  The Church itself is open throughout the year and annually attracts between two and three thousand visitors. 

 

 

 

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