Dates from 1826
Price was £873
After the Reformation
Kirk of the golden cockerel
Daviot Church is a famous landmark on the A9 on an ancient site of worship. With the help of a grant from Historic Scotland and the General Trustees it was completely renovated in 1991. The roof was repaired, the gallery restored, the buttresses holding up the walls no longer necessary therefore removed and even the cockerel on the Steeple was re gilded. It was a tremendous undertaking, but with God’s help and inspiration the work was done and paid for with no debts. It is a building with a long history, but its since its renovation a wonderful feeling of light and uplifting spirit makes worship here an awesome experience.
SUNDAY WORSHIP TAKES PLACE EACH WEEK AT DAVIOT CHURCH 12 NOON
Our services at Daviot Church are at 12 noon each Sunday and we have evening services in the summer months starting in April and ending in October at Dunlichity Church at 6.30pm as well as at Christmas time. Worship in Daviot is fairly traditional.
We enjoy those who come so faithfully to lead us in worship during our vacancy. We mainly use CH4, though we also use Mission Praise occasionally – depending on who is leading the service and their wishes. The last few years of Daviot & Dunlichity have seen many changes. Since Daviot Church was restored in 1990, there have been weekly services held at Daviot at 12 Noon. Before then the services alternated between Daviot & Dunlichty Churches.
The Dunlichity services have been held in the summer evenings. They are on the first Sunday of the month from April until October at 6.30pm. The services are usually themed with congregations from other denominations being invited to take part. We have had a variety of very interesting speakers over the last year and seen growing attendance. We enjoy a time of fellowship after the service with refreshments being served.
We often have a Christmas evening service at Dunlichity on the last Sunday before Christmas followed by festive refreshments. For the World Day of Prayer, and on Good Friday, and sometimes around New Year, we have Joint Services with our sister parish of Moy, Tomatin and Dalarossie, with the venue alternating between the two parishes.
We hold a joint Remembrance Sunday Service with St Paul’s, Croachy. This is held at 10.15am at the War memorial at Daviot where a wreath is laid. This is followed by the Service at Daviot Church.
Refreshments are served after the service. We have a Christmas Midnight service on Christmas Eve starting at 11.15pm. This is always a lovely service where we often see visitors.
Pulpit supply is provided by various Ministers and Readers, including Vivian Roden from Moy, Dalarossie & Tomatin and Deaconess Joyce Mitchell who has recently been appointed as Moderator of Inverness Presbytery.
All are warmly welcome at any, or all of our services or activities.