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TITLE
Open Air Church Service
EXTERNAL ID
GAIRLOCHM_155
PLACENAME
Gairloch
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
SOURCE
Gairloch Heritage Museum
ASSET ID
5257
KEYWORDS
churches
congregations
Free Church of Scotland
Open Air Church Service

An elevated photograph of an open air church service near Gairloch, on the west coast of the Highlands. The congregation gathered in this photograph is likely to be from the Free Presbyterian Church in Gairloch.

Open air church services were practiced all over the Highlands by Free Church congregations. Such gatherings began after Church of Scotland ministers left the establishment to form the Free Church. Even after churches were built to accommodate the splinter congregations, they continued to hold open air services, perhaps because they could accommodate a large amount of people in such a way.


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Open Air Church Service

ROSS: Gairloch

churches; congregations; Free Church of Scotland

Gairloch Heritage Museum

Gairloch Heritage Museum, Photograph Collection

An elevated photograph of an open air church service near Gairloch, on the west coast of the Highlands. The congregation gathered in this photograph is likely to be from the Free Presbyterian Church in Gairloch. <br /> <br /> Open air church services were practiced all over the Highlands by Free Church congregations. Such gatherings began after Church of Scotland ministers left the establishment to form the Free Church. Even after churches were built to accommodate the splinter congregations, they continued to hold open air services, perhaps because they could accommodate a large amount of people in such a way. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: info@gairlochheritagemuseum.org">Gairloch Heritage Museum</a>