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St Moluag, Eoropaidh, Isle of Lewis – 8 July 2011

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Interior of St Moluag's Church

Interior of St Moluag's Church

War Memorial outside St Moluag church

War Memorial outside St Moluag church

Part of the trip to the Outer Hebrides was to visit some churches. The first we came across was St Moluag’s in Eoropaidh, close to the Butt of Lewis. It is the most northerly church on the Isle of Lewis and is part of the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles in the Scottish Episcopal Church.

It is not known when a church was first established on the site, however the origins of the current church in Eoropaidh date back to the 12th or 13th century. Dedicated to the sixth century Irish Saint, St Moluag was a contemporary of Saint Columba.

The church fell into ruins, however was restored in the early 20th century, in a project led by by Canon H A Meaden, then the Rector of St Peter’s Church in Stornoway.

Outside the south (only) door, is a cross dedicated to the memory of the men of Lewis who fell in the “Great War in Europe”.

Much more about the church can be found at the web site for the church.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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