Contin Church

Contin Kirk is situation to the west of the village. Access is across a bridge on the Dingwall side of the village. The church sits on an island in the River Blackwater. The island has been a Christian sanctuary since St Maelrubha made a settlement there about 690 A.D. The present building dates from 1490.

Contin Parish Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland. The Church of Scotland is the National church although free from state interference. It is presbyterian in government and reformed in doctrine. As the only worshipping group in the parish we welcome Christians of all denominations as well as visitors to the area.


The congregation serves an area as far as Achnasheen and Aultguish, as well as the beautiful glen of Strathconon. Additional services are held at Lochluichart Kirk each week (12.30pm) and the first sunday of the month in Strathconon hall (3.00pm)

An annual flower festival takes place over the last weekend in August.


Minister : the congregation hope to appoint a new minister soon. (Currently Rev. Donnie McSween is the Interim Moderator for June / July)


Baptism is one of the two sacraments recognised by the Church of Scotland, the other being the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

In the case of infant baptism during the baptismal service the parent or parents profess their own faith and promise to give their child a Christian upbringing. In the case of adult baptism the person himself or herself makes the appropriate promises. Baptism is normally administered at Sunday worship in front of the congregation. This emphasises the nature of the sacrament as incorporation into the body of Christ and the life of the Church.


Ministers of the Church of Scotland are authorised to perform marriages. The Church does not regard marriage as a sacrament and ministers are free to marry people who are not members of the Church of Scotland. A number of people marry in our kirk because it is their "home" church because their family live in Contin.

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