All Saints Episcopal Church, Challoch
Dumfries and Galloway
All Saints Episcopal Church was originally built as a private chapel for the family of Edward Stopford Blair of Penninhame House who bequeathed it to the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway. The foundation stone of the Church was laid on the 16th November 1871, and the church was consecrated within the octave of All Saints’ on 8th November 1872. The church was designed by the architects, Habbershon & Pate of Bloomsbury, London, and is said to be one of the best examples in Scotland of a small Victorian church; both the church and the rectory mansion (now in private ownership) are listed buildings, the church being Grade ‘A’.
As part of the Living Heritage theme we have a wide range of things to do and see! Including the building itself and a display about its history; our church baptism, marriage and burial records; tours of the graveyard in conjunction with Commonwealth War Graves representatives; plant stall featuring heritage plants including those that heal and feature in our church grounds; floral displays; a textile panel produced for our 150 anniversary 2023, and an accompanying video by those who contributed; children’s activities, traditional music and refreshment marquee.
We produce a self-guided tour leaflet with volunteers on hand to provide further information.
All Saints Virtual Tour
Enjoy a unique video of the Doors Open Days Exhibits and interior of the Church.Go on a virtual guided tour!
Booking not required.
Where to find us
- All Saints Episcopal Church
- Newton Stewart
- DG8 6RB
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