Dalarossie Church

Of the three Churches we used to have in the Parish, having reluctantly closed Moy Church in 2011, and Tomatin Church in 2016, our only remaining Church is Dalarossie Church 3 miles upstream from Bridgend on old A9.

Dail Fhearguis

Built on the site of an 8th century church dedicated to the Celtic Saint Fergus, Dalarossie is said to be derived from the Gaelic ‘Dail Fhearguis’ the field or dale of Fergus.

Priests Stone

Inside the church is the baptismal font, formed in the shape of a rough hewn stone bowl, which was found in the glebe adjacent to the churchyard. Also inside, by the door to the vestry, stands an old upright stone slab known as the ‘Priests Stone’ -Clach an t’Sagairt. In former times it was used as a hand- fasting stone eg. marriage contracts could be sealed with a handclasp through the hole in such a stone. It was also known as the ‘bargaining stone’, possibly being also used in the witnessing of local land transactions.

Built in 1790

The present church was built in 1790 and later repaired and altered in 1856 by the architect George Rhind. Presbytery suggested that the external stairs to the galleries be replaced by internal ones. It was considerably altered in 1904 by W.L. Carruthers to its present interior appearance. The galleries are no longer there. Electricity was introduced in 1958 and more efficient heaters in 1992. The stone steps to the left of the gate take us back to the horse drawn carriages of yesteryear.

Watch house

The small attached building at the west gable was built as a watch-house c1820 so that new graves could be guarded against body-snatchers.

Dalarossie Church Newsletter

Details of the World Day of Prayer, Good Friday, and any other special Services will be advertised on Facebook and Posters.
9th In The Strathdearn at 10.30am. Donations for the Foodbank welcomed at this Service. Tea and Coffee afterwards.
16th Joint Service of Holy Communion with Daviot & Dunlichity in The Strathdearn at 11am. Tea and Coffee afterwards.
23rd In The Strathdearn at 10.30am. Tea and Coffee afterwards.
1ST Dalarossie Church reopens after its winter closure. Service there @ 10.30 am.
8th In the Strathdearn @ 10.30 am. Donations for the Foodbank accepted at this Service. Tea and Coffee afterwards.
15th Dalarossie Church @ 10.30am.
22nd In The Strathdearn at 10.30 am Tea and Coffee afterwards.
29th In The Strathdearn at 10.30 am. Tea and Coffee afterwards.
5th Dalarossie Church @ 10.30 am.
12th Easter Sunday Service in The Strathdearn @ 10.30 am. Tea and Coffee afterwards.
19th Dalarossie Church @ 10.30 am.
26th In The Strathdearn @ 10.30 am. Tea and Coffee after the Service.
3rd Dalarossie Church at 10.30am.

All warmly welcome at any or all of our Services or Activities.


Meets on the second Wednesday of each month from September – April inclusive, usually in The Strathdearn, for fellowship and a varied programme of talks from a variety of interesting speakers.
But there’s more to the Guild than tea and talk! Nationally, the Guild works on a three-year, themed cycle of work which has seen its members reach record levels of giving, with the focus of journeying together with our communities, nation and world, both in sharing our faith and resources, and in doing everything in our power to bring about positive change, and locally our Guild raises funds for these projects. All are welcome at our Guild Meetings (men too, these days!)

For further information please phone May on 01808 511448.