Welcome to East Church, Cromarty
Part of the Hidden Black Isle Trail
This beautiful church lies in the Georgian town of Cromarty in the Highlands of Scotland, and is open every day to visitors.
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Caring for the Church
The church is in the charge of the Historic Churches Scotland and was the inspiration behind the setting up of the Trust in 1996. The SRCT preserves places of worship of outstanding national importance which are no longer used for religious purposes, and safeguards them for current and future generations.
Since taking ownership of the East Church in 1998 the Historic Churches Scotland (formerly SRCT) has worked with local people to secure the long-term future of the building through re-establishing it at the heart of the community. Decay and damp threatened the survival of the church, but its plight came to the attention of the nation in 2006 when it was a finalist in the BBC ‘Restoration Village’ series.
Weddings at the church
Follow the link to find out more about weddings at the East Church.
Thanks for the photos on this site go to:
Iain Sarjeant , Caroline Vawdrey and Calum Davidson
Take a look at Calum's fine East Church photographs on his flickr website
Thanks for funding go to:
- The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme
- The Scottish Churches Architectural Heritage Trust
- The Cromarty Trust
- The Pilgrim Trust
- The Idlewild Trust
- The Restoration Fund
- The Strathmartine Trust
- The Hunter Archaeological & Historical Trust
- Allchurches Trust
- Donations from members of the public
The Historic Churches Scotland is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in Scotland SC162884. Scottish Charity No. SC024407.
Registered Office: 15 North Bank Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 2LP
T: 0131 563 5135 M: 07780 68296
“We’re extremely fortunate to have Laing Traditional Masonry Ltd as the main contractors. They have a superb reputation, not only for the quality of their work, but also for their commitment to training apprentices – the next generation of skilled stonemasons and craftworkers ”
Victoria Collison-Owen, SRCT Director