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Old High St Stephens Church

Church Street
Inverness
IV1 1EY

T: 01463 250802

oldhighststephens.com

The Old High Church is the historic town church of Inverness- the oldest Church in the city. It is situated on ‘St Michael’s mound, where St Columba of Iona is said to have preached. There has been a church on the site since Celtic times. It was used as prison after Battle of Culloden (1746); prisoners  are said to have been executed in the historic graveyard.

The current building mostly 18th century with 19th century additions, but part of the tower dates back to the 14th century. The curfew is still rung from the clock tower at 8pm every night.

As the Town Church, it is the venue of annual ‘Kirking of the Council’ when Provost and councillors process from Town House for worship.

There is a fine Willis Organ which is about to be restored.

The chancel is of Iona marble, and there are historic monuments to many Inverness worthies.

To learn more, join our Historic Tour, each Friday 11.30am June- August.

Sunday Services are at 11.15am.

There are summer evening services at 8pm, check our website.

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