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Rhu and Shandon Church

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Argyll & Bute

There has been a church on the same site for over 365 years, the parish initially extending from Garelochhead to Cardross.�� The current building is the third and was completed in 1851.�� The second was the one in which Rev John McLeod Campbell preached his doctrine known now as �The Row Heresy��� (Row being the original way of spelling the village name of Rhu).�� The Parish of Shandon became re-united with Rhu in 1971�� -�� a split in 1844 saw Shandon forming its own Free Church congregation.

�There are a number of graves of interesting people spread out around the church yard�� -�� most notably those of Sir James Guthrie and Henry Bell; and there is also a memorial to those who served on the Clyde Training Ship �Cumberland� which was destroyed by fire in 1889.�

In 2017 the Minister is Rev David T Young and he is supported by Rev Tina Kemp.�� Services are held every Sunday and the congregation is linked with Helensburgh Parish Church and at times, services are shared in one or other church.


Key Information

Architect: William Spense, with additions of nave by Honeyman and Keppie

Building Date: 1851

Where to find us

  • Gareloch Road
  • Rhu
  • G84 8RP