Brora: St. Columba of Iona

St Columba was opened in 1909 to cater mainly for the needs of visitors to the large country estates in the area, and for many years was only open from June to September.

It was built in 1909 for just £189. It is a structure of corrugated iron and wood, which was relocated from Tain. The font is one of two holy water stoups which came from the old Catholic Apostolic Church in Glasgow.

St Columba’s is a quiet space in a quiet village. An opportunity for quiet reflection and simplicity. It reflects the words of Jesus himself, who often spoke of the value of the small within the larger community. It is a space for private contemplation and meditation as well as the community worship of God.
In recent times, a dispersed Quaker community has met for Meeting for Worship, a gathering of worship held largely in silence. It meets the third Thursday of each month. If you are a Quaker, or wish to discover the meaning and value of silence in worship, please contact Rev Chris Mayo.

St. Columba’s building is currently closed whilst repairs are undertaken following a fire. Please contact Rev Chris Mayo for details of upcoming Sunday services held close by.

St. Columba of Iona, Brora