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Crichton Collegiate Church

Door open days

8 September 2018 (1000 - 1600 hrs)

9 September 2018 (1000 - 1600 hrs)


Crichton was built as a Collegiate Church by Sir William Crichton, Lord Chancellor of Scotland in the time of King James II.  William Crichton also greatly enlarged the nearby Crichton Castle.  The church is one of the few remaining Collegiate Churches in Scotland still in use.  Subject to major restorations in its nearly 600 years history, the building is now in the care of a Trust.

The Trust hosts a programme of concerts and ecumenical services reflecting the hospitality of the local community, drawing together the Church of Scotland, the Roman Catholic Church and the Scottish Episcopal Church.  In addition to a fine suite of 19th C stained glass windows by Ballantyne and Gardiner, there is a unique pipe organ built by Joseph Brook which has survived for over 100 years in its original state.



Key Information

Building Date: 1449

Demonstration of the unique pipe organ built by Joseph Brook: Saturday only between 1430 and 1530 hrs.

Where to find us

  • SW of Pathhead, off B6367
  • Follow signs for Crichton Castle
  • Crichton
  • EH37 5XA