Welcome to East Church, Cromarty
Part of the Hidden Black Isle Trail
This beautiful church lies in the Georgian town of Cromarty in the Highlands of Scotland, and is open every day to visitors.
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Support the East Church
Text ECCR43 to 70070 to make a £3 donation to the church.
Or . . .
Make an online donation through PayPal and help to keep the East Church in sound condition and open every day.
Guides to the church
Download the East Church leaflet
Follow this link to find out more about our beautifully written and designed East Church guide book. You can buy a copy for £7.50 (inc p&p) by using the paypal button below or sending a cheque made out to 'SRCT' to 51 Church St, Cromarty, Ross & Cromarty, IV11 8XA.
Caring for the Church
The church is in the charge of the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust (SRCT) and was the inspiration behind the setting up of the Trust in 1996. The SRCT preserves places of worship of outstanding national importance which are no longer used for religious purposes, and safeguards them for current and future generations.
Since taking ownership of the East Church in 1998 the SRCT has worked with local people to secure the long-term future of the building through re-establishing it at the heart of the community. Decay and damp threatened the survival of the church, but its plight came to the attention of the nation in 2006 when it was a finalist in the BBC ‘Restoration Village’ series.
Weddings at the church
Follow the link to find out more about weddings at the East Church.
Thanks for the photos on this site go to:
Take a look at Calum's fine East Church photographs on his flickr website
Thanks for funding go to:
- The Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme
- The Scottish Churches Architectural Heritage Trust
- The Cromarty Trust
- The Pilgrim Trust
- The Idlewild Trust
- The Restoration Fund
- The Strathmartine Trust
- The Hunter Archaeological & Historical Trust
- Allchurches Trust
- Donations from members of the public
The Scottish Redundant Churches Trust (SRCT) is a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in Scotland SC162884. Scottish Charity No. SC024407.
Registered Office: 15 North Bank Street, EDINBURGH, EH1 2LP
T: 0131 563 5135 M: 07780 68296
“Being able to look at a building in this detail is a real privilege. It is fascinating not only to study the building fabric and try and work out some of the stages in the church’s development, but also to look at the archaeology within the church.”
Benny Malone, Highland Archaeology Services