Daviot Church

In the parish of Daviot & Dunlichity

Dunlichity Church

In the parish of Daviot & Dunlichity

Dalarossie Church

In the parish of Moy, Dalarossie & Tomatin

Moy Church

Formely in the parish of Moy, Dalarossie & Tomatin

Now closed

Tomatin Church

Formely in the parish of Moy, Dalarossie & Tomatin

Now closed

Church of Scotland

The Churches of Strathnairn and Strathdearn

Interim Moderator the Rev Robert E Brookes

News Update

Against a continuing backdrop of falling membership and dwindling income within the Church of Scotland, and a growing number of people choosing to worship online or in “other ways”, and having more than 1,000 churches to cater for the number of people atending is “simply untenable and unsustainable” states a report that went before the General Assembly recently. A landmark on the A9 Daviot church has a long history of worship in the area and with the unitingof four parishes (Croy, Cawdor, Daviot and Tomatin) regular Sunday services will come to an end on Sunday 30th July 2023 at 12.30pm when a service will take place to remember, give thanks, and celebrate that long history.

Holy Communion will be celebrated, readings and reflection and hymns will be sung to mark the occasion. There will be a chance for fellowship after the service with a Bring and Share lunch which will give members of the congregation an opportunity to record their memories and stories in a “memory book”. Uniting congregations can bring a new lease of life and a new energy as we look to the future and serve our community in new and different ways.
Sunday Services:
  Tomatin Hub or Croy Church, 10am or 12 Midday
Daviot Church: Every Friday Morning at 10:30am – Coffee and Craft
Guild: 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 2:30pm – Tomatin or Daviot

Check our Facebook page for dates.


Baptism of Olivia Morrison in  Croy Church on 14th April, 10am

The Strathnairn and Strathdearn Kirk Session will meet in Daviot Church on 15th April at 7pm

Prayer meetings Thurs 10.30am in the Strathdearn Hub, Tomatin. Croy prayer meeting will restart after Easter.

Bible discussion meeting in Daviot Church 7:15pm on Wednesday.

Craft group meet in Daviot Church every Friday morning at 10:30am.  

Croy craft group meet fortnightly, the next meeting on 24th April 2pm at Cawdor Bowling club hall.

All Guild members are invited to St. Leonard’s Church, Forres on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

The book club meets Maureen MacGregor’s on 30th April at 1pm.  The book we will be discussing is called The Cove- A summer mystery by LJ Ross. New members always welcome.  

For more information, please contact the minister Rev Robert Brookes on 07555750915, or 01667404686 or email RBrookes@churchofscotland.org.uk

Daviot Church

The Church of Daviot was granted its charter in the 13th century as a mensal kirk for Elgin Cathederal and the Abbey of Pluscarden.

Dunlichity Church

Of old ‘Lundichity’ dedicated to St Finan.On a very ancient site. It is believed that St Finan preached here.

Dalarossie Church

Built on the site of an 8th century church, Dalarossie is said to be derived from the Gaelic ‘Dail Fhearguis’.

The Parish of Daviot & Dunlichity

The Church of Daviot was granted its charter in the 13th century as a mensal kirk for Elgin Cathedral and the Abbey of Pluscarden. The original church may have been built about the time of the reformation. A later church was certainly built in 1763-4 although no trace remains. The present church dates from 1826 and was completely restored in 1991.
Dunlichity Church is on a very ancient site. It is believed that St Finan preached here. In 1643 an effigy of St Finan was taken from Dunlichity and burnt at the Mercat Cross in Inverness. The present church dates from 1758 and is situated beside a small hillock, locally known for generations as Cnoc an t’Saigart, the ‘Priest’s Hillock’. Dunlichity church was closed for worship in 2019.

The Parish of Moy, Dalarossie & Tomatin

The Parish of Moy, Dalarossie & Tomatin in Strathdearn is a rural community with a population of approximately 630. Most people live in Tomatin, 16 miles from Inverness. The village is set at the southern extreme of the Presbytery, in the Monadhliath mountains.

The village of Tomatin is three miles from Slochd Summit and 1,000 feet above sea level, and is about a 20 minute drive on the A9 from both Inverness  to the north and Aviemore to the south.

Of the three Churches we used to have in the Parish our only remaining Church is Dalarossie, 3 miles upstream from Bridgend on old A9.


We who are part of the Churches of Strathnairn and Strathdearn see the church family as one where all are welcome….a refuge for all, a spiritual family who gather throughout the week…we like to think we do not judge another person because of their race , sexual orientation or beliefs. We accept all in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and try to follow the Word of God living out the gospel within our Church and community to the best we can. Our expectations are that God is at the fore front of our lives and when we offer the right hand of fellowship and peace, it is given freely, we pray it is received in the manner it’s offered.

We know we are not perfect and that we can at times get things wrong….yet we believe in forgiving, accepting one another and looking towards the future through the life of Our Lord Jesus Christ where all are welcome and and the stranger will find a seat at the Lords Table.
As the hymnals words ring out, “All are welcome in this place..let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live, a place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive: built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vaults of grace…

We believe it is here where the love of Christ shall end divisions, All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this holy place”.
This is where we worship God not just within a building, it is throughout our daily lives singing his praise freely without fear. We as a congregation say to all who are visiting, come to our safe haven, where you can express your faith, in a way that one can smile and laugh joyfully worshiping God and where you will find a warm welcome…. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love”. All are welcome in this place.
God bless. Rev. Robert E Brookes.