St Moluag, Eoropaidh, Ness, Lewis

Scottish Episcopal
OS Reference:
Eoropaidh, Ness, Lewis, HS2 0XA
Local Authority:
Western Isles

Directions to your Church

200 yards from B8013 (signposted Eoropaidh from A857)

Location of Church

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Church Overview

The building probably dates from the 12th century, but the site is believed to have been consecrated in the 6th century and is probably the place where Christianity was first preached to the people of Lewis. The church was restored in 1912 by Norman Forbes of Stornoway, under the guidance of the architect J S Richardson; the altars date from this restoration. The side chapel is connected to the main church only through a squint. The church has no heating, electricity or water; lighting is by candles and oil lamps. Vehicular access impossible. In wet weather, path to church can be muddy.


11.00am 1st Sunday May-September, 3.00pm 3rd Sunday May-September

Opening Arrangements

Open during daylight hours

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Candle-lit Carol ServiceView from the croftAltar and window

Linked Churches

St Moluag's Community Church, Tong, Lewis


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