The Kirk stands on the north side of Loch Awe in Scotland and was the dream of one Walter Campbell. He bought a house on the side of Loch Awe in the 1870s and moved there with his mother. The nearest church was in Dalmally, which he considered to far a walk for his mother. So he decided to build a churh near where they lived and the original church was completed in 1886.
However Walter had much grander plans for his church and in 1907 started work enlarging it to what we see today. He worked on this until his death in 1914, and his sister Helen ran the project from 1918 until her death in 1927. It was completed by their trustees. All the stone used to build the church came from boulders on nearby hillsides that were rolled to the site before being worked.
A mixture of styles and ideas it is a monument to one man's idea.
Conan is believed to be a bishop of Ireland, possibly from Scotland. It is believed that Conan taught St. Fiacre before going to the Isle of Man, where he served as a missionary and was consecrated bishop..
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