Kilmore Church, Dervaig

The former parish of Kilninian and Kilmore
covers the north-west corner of Mull and its largest centre of population is the village of Dervaig, about seven miles west of Tobermory. The present-day Kilmore Church is situated at the junction with the road to Salen. If you would like to donate, the QR code will take you direct to the Kilmore Church fundraising page.

The church, although not an ancient building, is noteworthy for its round tower, the beauty of its stained glass, and the interior decoration which is in the style made popular by the Arts and Crafts Movement. The church also has a fine Phoenix organ, installed in 2005. The church celebrated its centenary in September 2005, having undergone a complete restoration to the fabric during 2003/4. There is wheelchair access with assistance.

In 2023 a small group began to make plans to sustain the presence of this special building for the future. There is participation by church members as well as others who value having a church in the village. Following the sale of the Church Hall there are plans to make a flexible space in the church building by removing some of the pews. Postcards and pin badges have been produced to sell as mementoes. A booklet about the stained glass windows is now available.

The Sunday service takes place at 2 p.m except on the first Sunday of the month when it is at 11am. There is a small but regular local congregation which is frequently increased by visitors, particularly during the summer months. Many of these are long-time visitors to Mull and have become well-known as part of the congregation.

The population in the area, both young and old, has increased considerably over recent years. Dervaig has a lively primary school, a Village Hall, a Community Orchard, and many community activities. The hope for the future is to serve our community in a meaningful way, reaching out appropriately to encourage all those, of any age, who might wish to follow the teachings of Jesus. Support for the church from the wider community and from visitors is also much appreciated.


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